Written by Sara Kyoungah
from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Leader:
On this day of celebrating mothers,
We remember and lift up our mothers to the Lord.
Mothers of young children, first-time mothers,
Working mothers, and single mothers

People of God: We see you and honor you today.

Leader:
Grieving mothers who have lost a child too soon,
And those who desire to be mothers

People of God: We see you and honor you today.

Leader:
All those who are missing their mothers,
And mothers who are missing their children

People of God: We see you and honor you today.

Leader:
Mothers who did not give birth to us biologically,
But have raised us and brought life to us in countless other ways

People of God: We see you and honor you today.

Leader:
In times of full joy and abundance,
In times of empty nests and empty cradles,
In all these God tends his flock like a shepherd
And carries the lambs close to his heart.

People of God: As a mother comforts her child, so will God comfort us