you compared your own love for your people
to the love of a mother for her children.
Look with kindness on our mother
who has shared in your creating love
by the gift of her children.
We thank you for the joys and sorrows of her life,
the giving and sharing,
and, especially for your love
that has formed us in your image.
Listen to our prayers
and bless the mother
who has nurtured and sustained us.
Give her patience in abundance
and let her find joy and satisfaction in all her work.
Glory and praise to you, loving God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who was born of the Virgin Mary,
and who reigns with you in the glory of heaven,
for ever and ever. Amen.
—Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family