A Prayer for Mothers

A Prayer for Mothers

Today we pray for moms

We pray for the moms who bake cupcakes, wait in car lines, pack
lunches, juggle sports schedules and preside over petty playground
squabbles.

We pray for the moms who struggle to feed their children, worry for
their safety and hope for a better tomorrow.

We pray for the moms who give up their children and the moms
who lovingly make those children their own

We pray for the moms who stay at home and those who also work outside
the home. May they all be excellent jugglers with infinite amounts
of patience.

We pray for moms who wonder what they could have done differently
and those who know exactly what they should have done
differently

We pray for the moms who have lost their children and children
who have lost their mothers

We pray for reconciliation for moms who are estranged from
their children

Today, we thank God for moms

Thank you for moms who hug and encourage and guide us
along our way

Thank you for moms who keep us from doing something stupid
or dangerous or insane—even when it makes us angry

Thank you for moms who have paved the way for future generations
of women

Thank you for moms who have raised men and women who
make a difference every day.

Thank you for all women who have acted as a mother to us over
the years when we needed them the most

Thank God for moms. Amen.

–Rev. Anne Russ

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