Mother's Day Prayer

Mother's Day Prayer
by Nellie Sophia

 Dear Lord, 
 today we pray for mothers-- 
 our own mothers, and mothers everywhere, 
 who have made such a major contribution 
 to the good qualities we have, 
 sometimes through genetics, 
 more often through great effort and patient instruction, 
 and who have done their best 
 to gently polish away our rough edges. 
 Lord, please bless our mothers 
 for the endless hours of time they spent 
 and the boundless energy they invested in us. 
 Bless our mothers for their sacrifices on our behalf 
 as they often gave up or deferred their own dreams 
 so that we could have ours. 
 Bless our mothers for always being there for us, 
 for being the person we know we can turn to 
 when we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug. 
 Bless our mothers for making a home for us 
 where we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged. 
 Most of all, Lord, 
 bless our mothers for their unconditional love, 
 for loving us no matter what, 
 and for frequently showing love 
 in ways that make us feel valued and cherished. 
 Lord, please bless our mothers mightily. 
 Strengthen them, soothe them, 
 wrap them in Your infinite love 
 and shower them with blessings 
 too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe. 
 We love them, admire them, respect them, 
 and we wish that You would give them back 
 many times the good they gave to us. 
 In Jesus' name we pray;