Focus Scripture: Exodus 20:12 (NLT) 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.” 
We lift up in prayer concerns today:
- Children of mothers who are no longer with us.
- Young women who embrace noble visions for their children.
- Joy, peace and protection for mothers and mother figures all over the world.
- Unity within and among all Churches open in your name.
Please hear our prayers and answer. Have mercy on your people. Have mercy on your world. Amen
Quoted from African American Lectionary. (2014). Mother’s Day Music & Worship Resources. Ibid.