Friday, May 9, 2014

A Blessing for Mothers

This weekend is a big one for us. Thomas graduates from SCSU! We are borderline ecstatic. Of course, it is also Mother's Day weekend, although I am totally fine with that playing second fiddle this year.

However, for all the mothers and daughters out there, I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to offer a blessing and let you know you are loved. At the same time, I am mindful that there are many women who for one reason or another may not have children of their own but who are also shower others with motherly care. Whatever the case may be, know that each of you are precious in God's sight.

A Blessing for Mothers and Daughters

Gracious God,
Pour out your blessing on all mothers and those who provide motherly care.
Grant to each of them your power and grace.
Strengthen them in their mothering with tenderness and understanding,
with compassion and joy.
Endow them with wisdom and knowledge so that they might teach
their children how to live and how to love;
how to seek and pursue that which is right and true;
how to turn away from all that is hurtful and wrong.
Deepen their faith so that they might instill in their children a love for you
that will sustain and keep them their whole life long.

And God, pour out your blessing on all daughters.
Help them find their beauty in you and to become the woman
you've created and called them to be.
Enrich them with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies
that they might know you more.
Be their center and source as they grow in years;
and in all things, lead them in love.
In Jesus' name, amen.

This blessing adapted from sundaysandseasons.org, May 2014

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