Lord, who promised to be with us always,
I bring before you my children.
Guide them in life
and help me to live in such a way
that your example shines through who I am, what I do, and what I say.
I pray for wisdom and grace
to witness to your love.
Prayer taken from Being A Catholic Mother by Elizabeth Davies.
Today on Mothering Sunday we pray for all mothers; our own and those close to us.
We thank God for their love and care and ask God to bless them in everything they do.
We also pray today for our Mother Church - may we all work together in peace and love to bring about God's kingdom.