Mother’s Day Prayer and Blessing
Mother’s Day, holiday in honor of mothers that is celebrated in countries throughout the world. In its modern form the holiday originated in the United States, where it is observed on the second Sunday in May. Many other countries also celebrate the holiday on this date, while some mark the observance at other times of the year. During the Middle Ages the custom developed of allowing those who had moved away to visit their home parishes and their mothers on Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. This became Mothering Sunday in Britain, where it continued into modern times, although it has largely been replaced by Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Prayer Blessing for Mother
as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,
so you watch over your Church.
Bless these women †,
that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers
We especially pray for
* expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
* new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
* mothers who raise children on their own;
* mothers who have lost a child;
* those who ‘mother’ the children of others;
* and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect and love.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.