Lord,

Lord, thank You for Your gift of mothers! They are a gift from You and embody Your love. Bless them every single day. Enable them to fully embrace the holy calling You have placed on their lives to share Your unconditional love with their children – in their best and worst moments, their joy and sorrow, and their youth and old age.

Yet, for far too many, this is a painful day. Too many mothers have hurt their children and too many children have hurt their mothers. Give to all who hurt, Your healing. To all who are filled with regrets, Your grace. And to all whose pain causes them to feel there is little to look forward to, Your hope.

We pray this in the strong name of Jesus.

Amen.