Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pentecost/Mother's Day

It is the Feast of Pentecost - the Holy Spirit's coming down party!!! May the fire of your Spirit strengthen us, making us bold to bring light to the dark places, warmth to the cold places, and love to the empty places. Spirit of the Living God, consecrate us to do your will.
Refrain: Come Holy Spirit, strengthen our hearts!

....and it also just happens to be Mothers Day!
this is a great day for many mothers and a difficult day for many others. Here's a link to a fresh way of looking at this day and below is a prayer for all manner of mums...

God our Creator, we pray:
for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
for those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
for those who have children they do not want;
for those who raise children on their own;
for those who have lost a child;
for those who care for the children of others;
for those whose children have left home;
and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others.Amen.

1 comment:

Jan said...

What a nice Mother's Day (and any day for mothers) prayer. Thank you.