Lord,

Mother’s Day is a wonderful celebration.

Unfortunately, for far too many, it’s also a painful day. Too many mothers have hurt 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. And too many children live with guilt as well.

So today, Lord, bless every mother everywhere. Help each experience how much you love her. How you are always with her. And how you offer healing, wholeness and help.

Enable her to hear the holy calling you have placed on her life. Allow her to live this calling out in her own unique way. Empower her to share your unconditional love with her children – in both her best and worst moments, in her joy and sorrow and in her youth and old age.

We pray this in Jesus’ name.

Amen.