Here’s a Mother’s Day prayer from Amy Young’s Messy Middle blog.
Mother’s Day Prayer
we give thanks to You for mothers everywhere.
We give thanks for their love, care, concern, and compassion.
We lift up to You especially those who have struggled in their roles as mothers,
where the path has not been smooth.
We pray for those whose mothers perhaps failed in any way.
Bring hope in the midst of their lives,
whether as mothers or as children.
For those relationships that are strained, grant reconciliation.
Where there is pain, bring the healing of Your grace and mercy.
May our own hearts of love extend to all mothers everywhere;
through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and forever. Amen
~ written by Amy Young, and posted on The Messy Middle blog. http://www.messymiddle.com/2012/05/10/an-open-letter-to-pastors-a-non-mom-speaks-about-mothers-day/ If used in worship, please credit the author.