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Prayer for Mothers

Dear Parishioners of Saint Patrick,
As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, let us reflect on these words and make it our prayer for our sisters who have embraced this vocation of loving service:

Loving God,

You have loved us with an ever-lasting love (Jer 31:3) You have loved us even more as a mother loved her child. Today, we give you thanks and praise for the gift of mothers.  We pray for the mothers-to-be, who are just beginning to be the bearers of new life in them, may they welcome their forthcoming child with loving anticipation and joy.

We pray for the young mothers, may they cherish their child with tender care and unconditional love. We pray for the mothers who are separated from their children especially because of war, poverty, conflict, violence and for any other reasons. Comfort them, strengthen their hope, and let them feel your loving embrace that wipes every tear away.

We pray for all Mother figures, those who have loved, surrounded and shaped us with motherly care and compassion. We especially pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us. Their sacrifices and care gave us a glimpse of the extent of your love for us.Thank you for them. Grant health, blessings, and well-being for those our mothers who are still alive.

We also remember those mothers who are no longer with us. While they live forever in our hearts and memory grant them eternal rest and reward their labors.   Amen.  

Happy Mother’s Day!

Fr. Gurnick