“As a mother comforts her child,
So I will comfort you, says the Lord,
You will be comforted.”
As babies nurse in their mother’s arms,
Lord, cradle us within your love!
(from Isaiah 61)
Oh God- Our Mother
Today, we pause in praise of mothers,
who carried us
whose labor pushed us into life
and we give thanks for all who raise us up.
We know this day brings both delight and disappointment
wipe away our tears
Hold our laughter
and fill our hearts with hope
You count the hairs on our head
and take notice of every scraped knee.
You know the worst of our plotting and plans
You forgive us 70 times and seven times more
You know us completely
and love us anyway.
Wash away our sins
Teach us your love
Gentle and Strong
Graceful and Bold
Persistence and Kind
Wise and Courageous
Selfless and Whole
Just and Good
So that being so loved
we grow to love your children everywhere. Amen