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Article | May 17, 2017

Prayers for Mother’s Day


We offer to all mothers and all who practice the lovingness of motherhood these prayers our Executive Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark-King, gave at Thursday Evensong.

In the words of Mother Julian of Norwich: “As truly as God is our Father, so truly is God our Mother, and he revealed that in everything, and especially in these sweet words where he says. I am he; that is to say: I am he, the power and goodness of fatherhood; I am he, the wisdom and the lovingness of motherhood; I am he, the light and the grace which is all blessed love;”

Holy Mother God,
We give you thanks for all those in our lives who have shown us your love.
For those who have nurtured and inspired us,
For those who have taught and mentored us,
For those who have respected and befriended us.
May we also show your love to those who walk life’s path with us
Now and in the years to come. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Holy Mother God,
We pray for all those parts of the world where families are separated by war and persecution.
We pray for mothers in our own nation who are afraid each day for their children’s welfare.
We pray for all families whose lives are damaged by addiction and abuse.
Help us to have open eyes to see the needs of the world, open hearts to respond with love and open arms to welcome others in.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Holy Mother God,
We pray for all those women throughout the ages who have been vilified by your church.
For those whose vocations have been denied.
For those who have been victims of sexual double-standards.
For those who were persecuted as witches or dismissed as inferior beings.
Help us to build a world where every human being is honoured and every child is fed.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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