“A Mother’s Day Prayer”

God of all creation, we thank you for the mothers and motherly figures in our lives:

  • those who gave us birth,
  • those who have been role models and spiritual leaders,
  • those who sacrificed so that we could feel loved and wanted.

Bless them with a peace that passes all understanding. Bless them with a patient heart. Bless them with a joy that is as bright as a noonday sun and as pleasant as a refreshing rain. Bless them with an unconditional love that is constantly reminding them that they are Your precious child and the apple of Your eye. Mend their hurts and pains.  Take away their fears.  Restore their broken relationships.  Hold them gently in the palm of your hand. Draw them closer to You and shower them daily with Your promises:

  • “‘Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life. . . . Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?’” (Matthew 6:25-26)
  • “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)
  • “‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’” (Isaiah 41:10)
  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7)
  • “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
  • “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted.” (Isaiah 66:13)

  Happy Mother’s Day, Pastor John