May 6, 2014

Prayer of Praise: Mother's Day

Here’s a prayer of praise and thanksgiving for Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday. It was written by Nick Fawcett.

Mothering Sunday Praise

Gracious God,
as a mother loves her child, so you love us.
For that great truth
we praise and thank you.

We owe our very lives to you.
You have watched over us from our birth,
tenderly nurturing us,
showering us with love.
When we have needed you, you have been there.
For that great truth
we praise and thank you.

You have given us strength in times of need,
comfort in times of distress,
encouragement in times of despair,
guidance in times of uncertainty.
Whatever we have faced, you have been with us.
For that great truth
we praise and thank you.

Gracious God,
we have not always appreciated your love,
all too often ignoring what you would teach us,
disobeying your instructions,
taking you for granted and wandering far from your side.
Yet through it all your love has remained constant.
For that great truth
we praise and thank you.

Gracious God,
caring for us more than you care for yourself,
sacrificing your all for our sakes,
loving us with an unquenchable love,
you have called us to be your children.
For that great truth
we praise and thank you,
in the name of Christ. Amen

~ written by Nick Fawcett, in Prayers for All Seasons (1998), and posted on Make a Mother’s Day. http://www.makeamothersday.org/sites/default/files/documents/A4Prayer.pdf