Mother’s Day Litany
Leader: Lord, on this day set aside to honor and remember mothers, we give you thanks for our mothers. We thank you for the women who raised us – whether birth mom, adopted mom, older sister, aunt, grandmother, stepmother or someone else, we thank you for those women who held us and fed us, who cared for us and kissed away our pain. We pray that our lives may reflect the love they showed us, and that they would be pleased to be called our moms.
L: We pray for new moms experiencing changes they could not predict.
Congregation: Grant them rest and peace as they trust you for the future.
L: We pray for pregnant women who will soon be moms.
C: Grant them patience and good counsel in the coming months.
L: We pray for moms who face the demands of single parenthood.
C: Grant them strength and wisdom.
L: We pray for stepmoms.
C: Grant them understanding and love.
L. We pray for moms who are separated from their children.
C: Grant them faith and hope.
L: We pray for moms who have lost children.
C: Grant them comfort in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
L: We pray for moms who gave up their children for adoption.
C: Grant them peace and confidence as they trust in your providence.
L: We pray for adoptive mothers.
C: Grant them joy and gratitude for the gift you have provided.
L: We pray for girls and women who think about being moms.
C: Grant them wisdom and discernment.
L: We pray for all women who have assumed the mother’s role in a child’s life.
C: Grant them joy and the appreciation of others.
L: We are mindful this day of all these women, and especially Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, who had the courage in faith to say “yes” to your calling. May these women gathered here today emulate these examples of faith. And may they model for all the rest of us what it means to be your disciple. Bless them on this special day; in the name of Jesus Christ.