BLESSING PRAYER FOR MOTHER’S DAY
(Pray Before Your Meal on Mother’s Day)
God of Love, listen to this prayer.
God of Holy People, of Sarah, Ruth, and Rebekah;
God of holy Elizabeth, mother of John, of Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus, bend down Your ear to this request and bless the mother of our family.
Bless her with the strength of Your spirit, she who has taught her child/ children how to stand and how to walk.
Bless her with the melody of Your love, she who has shared how to speak, how to sing, and how to pray to You.
Bless her with a place at Your eternal dinner table, she who has fed and nurtured the life that was formed within her while still helpless but embraced in her love.
Bless her today, now, in this lifetime, with good things, with health.
Bless her with joy, love, laughter, and pride in her child/children and surround her with many good friends.
May she who carried life in her womb be carried one day to Your divine embrace: there, for all eternity, to rejoice with her family and friends.
This blessing and all graces, we pray, descend upon the mother of our family: In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen+
(Reprinted with permission. “Prayers for the Domestic Church – A Handbook for Worship in the Home” by Edward Hays Forest of Peace Publishing, Inc. PO Box 269, Leavenworth, KS 66048)
We especially honor our mother’s during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and over month-long “stay at home order” for their keeping families together, children learning and occupied, in addition to all the other things they have been doing to keep families safe and healthy.
Fr. Mark and I wish all the mothers in our parish a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day!