Timeline photosFor those who birthed us, raised us, and who nurture and care for us still, we give thanks this day!
For all on the generous spectrum of motherhood, we give thanks.
For new mothers awake in the quiet night, we keep watch with you.
For mother figures and mentors, we see your adventures in love.
For expectant mothers, we wonder and wait with you.
For seasoned mothers, your wisdom shaping lives.
For hopeful mothers, we long with you.
For isolated mothers, we’ll surround you.
For mothers in the trenches, we dream of balance and peace.
For mothers who have lost a child, we grieve without words.
For children who have lost their mother, deep love in absence.
For mothers with empty nests, may the road home be short.
For separated mothers and children, we embrace you.
For those who mother the children of others, we see your self-giving.
For mothers trying to feed their children, may this world be safe and just.
For those who cannot be mothers, we’ll shoulder your dreams and disappointments.
For adoptive mothers, stepmothers and single mothers, we see your strength and love.
For children who were hurt by mothers, healing and comfort.
In joy and hope, in pain and regret, may we be gathered under the wings of the God who is mother and father to us all. Amen.
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