A Mother’s Day Prayer 5/14/17

Lord,

While this is a wonderful day of celebration, it’s also a day filled with pain for far too many.

Too many mothers have hurt by their children – and too many children have hurt their mothers. Too many mothers grieve the loss of their children – and too many children grieve the loss of their mothers. Too many mothers live with suffocating guilt about their children – and too many children live with suffocating guilt about their mothers.

So today, Lord, bless every mother everywhere.

Help them experience how much You love them. Enable them to hear the holy calling You have placed on their lives. Empower them to live this calling out with joy and passion. And do this in their best and worst moments, in their joys and sorrows, and in their youth and old age.

Amen.