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by Jane Ranney Rzepka
On Mother's Day, one expects to read about the wonder and glory of motherhood. While I can tell you from personal experience that we mothers like to be appreciated, I can also tell you that a rosy and ...
Meditation for Mother's Day
by Jeffrey B. Symynkywicz
This is the kind of God I could worship: a heavenly Mother who prefers imitation to adoration, and who sees in all Creation the indivisible smiles of Her children. Our Mother, Holy Wisdom, draws one breath ...
May means Mother’s Day
by Katie Lee Crane
May means Mother’s Day. I’m going to trust Hallmark and daddies and six year-olds and grown-up kids who are mommies themselves to honor the mothers among us as they deserve to be honored—with ...
Prayer for Mother's Day
by Wayne B. Arnason
Spirit of Life, Known to us in many ways, but so often, in so many cultures, in the image of a mother, Hold us in your arms this day. Let all that we value and all that we hold dear in the images of motherhood ...
Mother's Day Prayer
by Kathleen Rolenz
Spirit of life,You've been a father and mother to us allWe enter into this time of silence and reflectionWith mixed emotions.This is mother's day—a day set aside to honor, celebrate, and in some ...
O divine source of love,
by Judy Welles
O divine source of love, we thank you for the countless ways you make yourself known to us.O deep lap, we feel supported by your firm strength under us. Yielding yet solid, you are utterly reliable; you ...
Honoring Those Who Have Mothered Us
by Barbara Child
I don't know about you, but I'm a little bit skittish about holidays that seem to have originated with the greeting card people. That's not true, in fact, of Mother's Day. At least as far back as the 18th ...
Honoring the Bouquet of Our Mothers
by Judy Welles
[Note: We have a tradition of asking each person to bring to church on Mother’s Day a single flower—colored if she is still living, white if she has died. The flowers are arranged on the spot ...
Mother's Day Proclamation
by Julia Ward Howe
Arise, then, women of this day!Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be of water or of tears!Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,"Our husbands will ...
Mother's Day Chalice Lighting
by Claudene (Deane) Olivia
We light this chalice in tribute to the mothers in each of us.We light this chaliceTo celebrate those women and men who have taken on the task of raising a baby into childhood, youth and adulthood.To celebrate ...
We come together today in praise and thanksgiving
by Mary J. Harrington
We come together today in praise and thanksgivingfor the gift of life itself.Someone gave birth to us and some of us havegiven birth.All of us have been mothered in our time,All of us have mothered.Let ...
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