Sunday, 3 April 2011

Intercessions for Mothering Sunday

Loving God, heavenly Father, today we thank you for all mothers in the world, for all that that they do, all they give and all they are. We also thank you for all those who look after, care for, nurture and love us as a mother.

We know that today can be a difficult time; bringing hurt, grief and perhaps anger to some hearts. We pray that you will draw alongside those who are hurting today to comfort them and surround them with your tender care.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

We pray especially today for women who are unable to hold their own children; for mothers who grieve their children who have died; and for mothers who are worried or afraid for their child’s well-being or safety.

We ask you Father, to bring healing, comfort, forgiveness and peace into the hearts and minds of hurting mothers.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

We bring before you children who have lost their mother through illness, accident or violence; for children who now live away from their mothers so they can receive love and care; for children who live in homes that are unsafe and for children who live in hardship or poverty.

We ask you Father, to bring love and security, courage and hope into the lives of children who are hurting today.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

Father, today in particular we ask for your healing and forgiveness in the lives of all suffering memories of broken relationships and loss. Help us all to find in the brothers and sisters of Christ a loving family with whom we may show your love and tender care for all your hurting children.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

Lord, father, we thank you for the blessing of your mother church; for the acceptance, nurturing, love and care it provides to all who seek.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

Loving God, trusting in your promise to hear us when we pray in faith, we ask you to bless all our relationships in the families of our homes, our church and our communities so that through our lives your loving will for us may be done.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thank you for the prayers. I was trying to find inspiration for intercessions for Mothering Sunday at our Church in France, and this was exactly what I needed ( with some tweaking as we are an expat community!!)
Thanks Emma,

Tricia L