A Mother’s Day Prayer

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,As another Mother’s Day approaches….

Lord, hear our prayer.

Life in the Labyrinth

For women being celebrated with their children today…

may your joy be complete.

For women missing their children today, due to physical or emotional distance…

may your joy be in what was and what yet may be.

For women who have lost their child…

may you find joy in the midst of your grief.

For women who are expecting or dreaming of a child some day – and for women who are struggling to conceive or adopt…

may your hope lead to joy.

For women who have given a child in adoption…

may you be bathed in the overflow of joy you provided to another.

For women who lost a child in abortion…

may the joy of peace be yours.

For women who are not called to have children of their own…

may you find joy in community.

For women who raise or love the children of other women as…

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