On this Mother’s Day
let us give thanks to God for the gift of our mother
and for all women who provide guidance
and care for children.
May God, the source of all life,
protect you and keep you safe.
May God grant you courage in your struggles,
faith in times of doubt ~
and abundant hope for the future.
May God enlighten your mind,
and fill you with wisdom.
May God keep your children strong in body and spirit.
May the love of God,
the peace of Christ,
the Spirit of grace,
guide you to be the light of Christ for all you meet.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen