Focus Scripture: Proverbs 31:27-29 She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
Divine Creator, we pray for all mothers today. And we pray for all mother figures. We ask that you surround them with your love. Heal their hurts. Soothe their disappointment. Bind up their broken hearts, O God. Dry their tears, and turn their mourning into dancing. Make a way for them out of no way, as you have done down through the ages. Provide for them and protect them, we pray. Give them joy down in their spirits, O God, and help them to realize that the world didn’t give it to them, for that was a gift from you, and the world can’t take it away. Nurture them, O God, the way they nurture other people. Help them to know that no weapon formed against them will prosper. Strengthen their faith so they understand without a doubt that everything’s going to be all right. Give them peace like a river, we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.