Good and gracious God,
We thank you today for the gift of Motherhood, brought to perfection in our holy mother, Mary.
We ask you to bless all mothers, who show your face to the world through their love.
We ask you to comfort those who bear the pain of losing a child and those for whom motherhood is a broken dream.
Bless with your peace those who mourn the loss of their mothers or suffer wounds from a mother’s imperfections.