We thank you for adopting us into your family through the miracle of your grace, and for calling us to be brothers and sisters to each other. Today, loving God, we pray for our mothers:
who cared for us when we were helpless
who comforted us when we were hurt
whose love and care we often took for granted.
Today we pray for:
those who are grieving the loss of their mother,those who are grieving the loss of their child,
those who never knew their biological mother, and now long for her,
those who have experienced the wonder of an adopted mother’s love
the families separated by war or conflict.
Lord, give them special blessings.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,
and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,
living not for themselves alone, but for you oh God.
In the precious and all powerful name of Jesus, Amen