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Daily Prayer – Honor Your Father and Mother: Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Divine Creator, “stand by us as we honor the women who have often given way more than they ever received. Like our earthly mothers, you have given us life and nurtured us. And like our earthly mothers you have blessed us with your merciful love even when our behavior has broken your heart. As we enter into a time of worship we are grateful for your unwavering mercy, love, provision, patience, and guidance. And we are grateful for the mothers you sent to us to be the reflection of your abiding presence in our lives. Through Christ Jesus. Amen.” [1]

Merciful God, we thank you for the blessedness of motherhood. We pray for mothers all over the world as we lift up in prayer our concerns today; we pray especially for mothers who:

  • Desire to speak up for justice for their children
  • Bear heavy burdens and quietly ponder in their hearts all the things they see
  • Have lost children to gun violence
  • Need patience when things seem to be in an uproar all around them
  • Need strength when they are weary and worn
  • Need more joy in their lives
  • Need healing when their hearts have been broken by those they love
  • Need guidance in how to support their children in a way that is pleasing to you
  • Whose own mothers have gone home to be with you
  • Whose mothers were far from the ideal
  • Embrace noble visions for their children
  • Stand as mother figures and mothers in the spirit
  • Unite with each other on behalf of all children
  • Believe that their faith will make them whole

God of Grace, please hear our prayers and answer. Have mercy on your people. Have mercy on your world. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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[1]Quoted from African American Lectionary. Mother’s Day Music & Worship Resources. (2014).

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