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.
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.
For moms who have experienced miscarriage and mourn this day, we offer a prayer of healing.
For single moms who feel lonely and afraid of the journey ahead, we offer a prayer of encouragement.
For women who grieve because they lost their moms too early, we offer a prayer of consolation.
For women who may not have the official “Mother” title, yet still extend motherly love, we offer a prayer of appreciation.
To all moms, our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you this Mother’s Day.