Why We’re Grateful for Every Kind of Mom

Pray these prayers for every kind of mother this Mother's Day 2018.
Our team here at Grotto Network extends Mother’s Day greetings to all the moms out there.

We do so with a sense of gratitude and with the awareness that while today is certainly a day to celebrate, we know some of you are hurting and may find the celebration burdensome. In both of these spaces, we are here with you.

We say thank you.

Thank you for all of the ordinary, and often repetitive tasks, you undertake.

Thank you for the deep love that turns these tasks into something beautiful.

Thank you for the unique gifts you offer the world. You enhance the human side of culture that appears to have grown dark.

Thank you for saying “yes” to new life. You provide hope to the world by cultivating and nourishing life from its first moments.

Thank you for who you are and for all that you do.

Grotto prayer for mothers that reads, "Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail." —St. John Paul II.

We pray for you.

We pray for the moms celebrating your first Mother’s Day.

We pray for those still waiting to become moms.

We pray for those who are missing their moms.

We pray for those hurt by their moms.

We pray for all moms and all women who share motherly love.

We invite you to pray with us.

For new moms who feel anxious and overwhelmed with the gift of motherhood, we offer a prayer for hope.

Grotto prayer for mothers that reads, "Hold fast to the hope God offers. Allow it to become an anchor for your soul, secure and firm." —Inspired by Hebrews 6:18-19.

For moms who have experienced miscarriage and mourn this day, we offer a prayer of healing.

Grotto prayer for mothers that reads, "May the Lord heal your broken heart and repair your wounds." —Inspired by Psalm 147.

For single moms who feel lonely and afraid of the journey ahead, we offer a prayer of encouragement.

Grotto prayer for mothers that reads, "Be strong and resolute; the Lord will never abandon you." —Inspired by Deuteronomy 31:6.

For women who grieve because they lost their moms too early, we offer a prayer of consolation.

Grotto prayer for mothers that reads, "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted." —Inspired by Matthew 5:4.

For women who may not have the official “Mother” title, yet still extend motherly love, we offer a prayer of appreciation.

Grotto prayer for mothers that reads, "Thank you, every woman for the simple fact of being a woman! We pray that through your womanhood you may continue to help make human relations more honest and authentic." —Inspired by Saint John Paul II.

To all moms, our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you this Mother’s Day.

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