A prayer for this Mother’s Day

A prayer for this Mother’s Day

I’m grateful for the tradition I grew up with in the UK of honoring all women on Mother’s Day. Old, young, kids at home, kids grown, never had kids at all. Every year as little kids we would run round the church giving daffodils to every woman in the pews. God’s family comes in all varieties, and he has a role and a purpose for each one of us. Whatever your feelings this Mother’s Day about your own Mom, your Mom-ming, or your lack of Mom-ming, my prayer for you this Mother’s Day is you would find a way to give honor to Moms in your life, and see his purpose for you in loving on the next generation.

To all my sisters in the faith, from this little British girl to you, cheers to you (and here’s a virtual daffodil to honor you this day!)

A prayer for this Mother’s Day weekend:

We honor and give thanks for the mothers in our life:

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her…Give her the fruit of her hands and let her works praise her in the gates (Proverbs 31:28,31)

Including those who have raised us in the faith:

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. (2 Timothy 1:5)

We thank you for the ways our earthly mother taught us of your love:

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you (Isaiah 66:13)

We ask for your comfort for where our earthly mothers fell short and thank you for the ways it pushed us closer to you:

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in. (Psalms 27:10)

We ask you to help mothers in their calling:

Love the LORD your God… And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)

We ask for eyes to see the variety of ways you call us to be family to one another and pray for those who long for children that you would answer their prayer:

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD! (Psalms 113:9)

We ask you to help us bring honor to our mothers by the way we live:

Hear my son your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck (Proverbs 1:8-9)

Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice. (Proverbs 23:25)


Pastor Rachel