Sunday 11th May will be Mothers Day.
As mothers we are not "Hallmark" perfect.
If you have/had a wonderful mother, or you know of one, don't take her for granted. Instead take the opportunity to thank her, to tell her she is appreciated and loved. Mothers do a difficult job, often seeming unappreciated and unnoticed. This Mothers Day reach out to a "mum", even is she is not your own, offer her a kind word or a helping hand.
God our Creator, we pray:
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for those who are scared, and uncertain;
for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
for those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
for those who have children they do not want;
for those who raise children on their own;
for those who have lost a child;
for those who care for the children of others;
for those whose children have left home;
and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,
and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,
living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others.