Father, we give you thanks for the many gifts you have given us; the gift of life, the gift of those who love us. We thank you today for the gift of our mothers.
We give thanks for our Mothers who have died and for the unique way they have revealed for us your love.
We ask that you Bless them and keep them in your care until the time comes for us to join them in your Kingdom.
We ask your Blessing upon the Mothers who are unable to be with us here today.
May they know how much we love and care for them.
We pray for birth mothers who have loved their children so much that they have shared the gift of their child with those who could better care for them and their needs, and give them a secure home.
And we pray for adoptive mothers, that they may always know their special role of being a true mother, a revelation of God's love for their children.
We ask your blessing upon Mothers who have lost children, that they may have your continuing strength and courage and feel the love from their faith community during the many difficult days they experience.
We ask your blessing too, upon those who would very much like to be mothers but who are having trouble conceiving a child.
We ask your Blessing upon ALL he Mothers before us. Give them the strength to live the faithful and loving lives you call them to live. Protect and guide them. Keep them in your care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.