Monday, May 12, 2014

Prayers for Mothers

From my mother's church, on Mother's Day, which she sent to me:

Celebrating Our Mothers
Mothers come in many different forms, and today we celebrate them all!
     Thank God for mothers!
Everyone here is either a son or a daughter.
     Thank God for my mother!
For those women who have joined God in Heaven and whom we miss dearly here on earth.
     Thank God for the mothers of the past.
For every woman who is working day and night to raise her children right now.
     Thank God for the mothers of today.
For all the women who are expecting, but aren't quite mothers yet!
     Thank God for the soon-to-be mothers.
For the women who took in others' children through adoption and foster care.
     Thank God for the mothers with hearts so big.
For the women who have lost a child to death and must carry on.
     Thank God for the mothers who are so strong.
For all the women who have desperately wanted to have children of their own, but
chose instead to mother everyone else.
     Thank God for the mothers in spirit.
     We thank you, Lord, for the women who have influenced our lives in so many ways.
     We pray that we will honor them in everything we do. Amen.

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