09 May 2010

Prayer for Mothers

Good and Gentle God,
we pray in gratitude for our mothers
and for all the women of theory who have joined with you
in the wonder of bringing forth new life.
You who became human through a woman,
grant to all mothers the courage they need
to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.

Give them the strength to live
and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly.
Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends
as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.
Give them joy and delight in their children
to sustain them through the trials of motherhood.
Most of all, give them the wisdom
to turn to you for help when they need it most.


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