Mother’s Day – A Litany

We came across this (now slightly edited) version of a Mother’s Day prayer. Written by a non-mom, it speaks volumes about how easy it is to overlook the various kinds of women who were in worship today. The full article may be found here. We pray that all women would be blessed by at least one of these prayers.  

  • To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you
  • To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you
  • To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you
  • To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
  • To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual momsith you
  • To those who have disappowe celebrate with you
  • To those who have disappowe celebrate with you
  • To those who have disappointment, heartache, and distance with your children – we sit with you
  • To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
  • To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we pray for God’s healing grace
  • To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst
  • To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you
  • To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart
  • To those who took the wrong path and live with the guilt of that tragic choice — we forgive you and pray that God will heal your heart
  • And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you
  • This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart. We have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.

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