Apr 16, 2017

Mothers Day Litany

Here’s a prayer litany for Mother’s Day from the African American Lectionary website.

Prayer Litany for Mother’s Day

For our mothers,
who have given us life and love,
may we show them reverence and love,
We pray to the Lord…

For mothers who have lost a child through death,
that their faith may give them hope,
and may their family and friends support and console them,
We pray to the Lord…

For women who, though without children of their own,
like mothers have nurtured and cared for us,
We pray to the Lord…

For mothers who have been unable to be a source of strength,
who have not responded to their children
and have not sustained their families,
We pray to the Lord…

Loving Mother God,
like an earthly mother who gives life and nourishment to her children,
so you watch over your Church.

Bless every Christian mother.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen

~ written by Donna M. Cox in Mother’s Day: Music and Worship Resources. Posted on The African American Lectionary website. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/