Loving and gracious God, we give you thanks and praise for all mothers.
We pray for all mothers who give life, count toes and tend to every need of their children; May they be blessed with the graces they need to care for their families and themselves with great joy and continue to guide in strong and gentle ways.
We pray for all women who selflessly continue to love and shape the young and vulnerable with care and compassion of a mother.
We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict. May they continue to trust in the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.
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. May they enjoy the gift of eternal life you have given them, in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.