A Prayer in Gratitude for our Mothers

Published on March 8, 2024

Good and Gentle God,

we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women

who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life.

You who became human through a woman,

grant to all mothers the courage they need to

face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.

Give them the strength to love and to be loved in return,

not perfectly, but humanly.

Give them the faithful support of family and friends

as they care for the physical, emotional and spiritual growth of their children.

Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them

through the trials of motherhood.

Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help

when they need it most.