Pray with me please:
Dear Father, as we approach your throne of grace, we thank you for creating Mothers. We thank you for creating our mothers with unique combinations of gifts and talents. We thank you for sacrifices they make for us, both small and large. We thank you for the love they give us, which comes from you.
– We pray that you give each mother your strength – especially the ones who have experienced the loss of a child through death; those who are separated from their child by many miles, illness or prison.
– We pray that your grace will shine on the single mother who must perform the difficult task of being both mother and father.
Finally, we pray for the mothers who are alone on this Mother’s Day. We pray for mothers who are prison bound, whose children have left them, who are home bound and who are in nursing homes. We also pray for mothers who never had the honor of bearing children, but who nurtured many poor and needy children who crossed the threshold of their lives.
Father, be with us as we look at the relationship between Jesus and Mary, His Mother. May we learn your way to succeed at this relationship of love between a mother and her child.
It is in your wonderful Son, Jesus’ Name that we pray. Let us all say amen, amen and amen.
Marben Bland is the pastor of the Hall and Mitchell Chapel AME Churches in Sparta, Georgia