A Prayer in Gratitude for Our Mothers

Here’s a Mother’s Day prayer from the Jesuit Resource website.

In Gratitude for Our Mothers:
A Prayer

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 live and to be loved in return,
not perfectly, but humanly.
Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends
as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.
Give them joy and delight in their children
to sustain them through the challenges of motherhood.
Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help
when they need it most. Amen.

~ author unknown. Posted on Jesuit Resource website. http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/