Another Kind of Mother’s Day
Dear God we pray for all the mother’s today.
For this is a mother’s day just like every other, yet more pronounced.
For every single one that can’t safely see their children.
For the essential working mom, who is trying to do everything, we pray that they are able to receive some care themselves.
For the mothers who are ill, we pray for peace.
For the mothers who are given the duties of motherhood–the stepmothers, Godmothers, grandmother’s, adopted mother’s, aunties, mentor-mothers and the single fathers in the world, we pray that all of their work shines in their beloved children.
For the lonely mothers, we pray that they can receive moments of connection.
For the mothers who are stuck with their children at home, when it seems they should be launched into the world, we pray that you are able to be not just “mom” but your full differentiated self.
For the estranged families on this day, we pray that they can maintain safe boundaries and celebrate with their found families.
For the mothers who are pregnant–probably equal parts mixed excited and scared to be bringing a baby into the world–we pray they feel strong roots beneath them to carry on.
For the mothers who are caretaking–similar to how they always do, yet having to absorb all of the changes and be a buffer for their charges–we pray that your work is appreciated.
For the single mothers who are doing more by themselves than ever, we pray that you can receive support.
For all the mothers who feel overwhelmed, inadequate or stressed, we pray that you receive love.
On this just another mother’s day where everything is the same, but different, we pray for all the mothers, sons and daughters, for all the families Close together or far apart, let us hold each and every kind of mother in prayer today.
Reminding each of member of the family that we are each a child of God, and that God longs to hug us under her wings–caring for us, feeding us and sheltering us like a Mother Hen cares for her brood. We pray for this God to shelter us in her loving arms this particular Mother’s Day through the power of the Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.
Feel free to use with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta