How fitting it is that nationally we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, the month of Our Lady. As mother to us all, Mary is the best example of the selfless love of a mother, which we first witness in the Gospels in her “yes” to God, and as she stood at the foot of the cross. As children look to their mothers for unconditional love, comfort, and understanding, we can all look to Mary to care for us and intercede for us in our prayers to her Son.
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May God bless all mothers, and may we all look to Mary, the Mother of God for guidance, strength, and love.
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we give you thanks and praise
for mothers young and old.
We pray for young mothers,
who give live and count toes and tend to our every need;
May they be blessed with patience and tenderness
to care for their families and themselves with great joy.
We pray for our own mothers
who have nurtured and cared for us;
May they continue to guide
in strong and gentle ways.
We remember mothers who are separated
from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict;
May they feel the loving embrace of
our God who wipes every tear away.
We pray for women who are not mothers
but still love and shape us
with mothers care and compassion.
We remember mothers, grandmothers,
and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us
but who live forever in our memory
and nourish us with their love. Amen.
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