Our heart-felt prayer today, O God, is but this,
and help us be a blessing to our own family…
Touch all those who are good mothers to us – or to others….
Anoint with your healing goodness our sisters and brothers,
Smile upon children and help them to grow…….
Lord hear our prayer……
We thank you God for our family.
We thank you God for your family –
for the family you have given us by our birth,
for the family you have bestowed by our rebirth…by your grace.
We pray for your special presence with those who grieve
And have entrusted a family member to your loving care,
Reassure them that in you the bonds of love are still connected,
and nurtured, and will be sustained…
Hear the prayers today of mothers in desperate circumstances,
who cry out for the welfare of their children,
hungry, impoverished, sick, oppressed, neglected.
Through your Spirit stir up in us some compassionate action
for your family in need.
Lord, hear our prayer… In the name of Jesus,
who loved his mother and was loved by her,
and entrusted her to you. Amen.