This prayer written by Dorothy M. Stewart was printed in our church newsletter, Chapel Chimes. With Mother's Day approaching, I thought some of you here would enjoy it.
Dear Lord, there are so many kinds of mothers who have blessed us with their love and care: our own birth-mothers who carried us and labored for us in so many ways, and no matter how old we may be, will always have a special place in our hearts; foster mothers, adoptive mothers, and stepmothers whose task of picking up the pieces is not easy and whose successes are the more glorious for the effort involved; and all the other strong and holy and loving women who have taught us and nurtured us, encouraged us and guided us. Thank you, Father God, for all the mothering we have received. Bless all whose lives have blessed ours and may we, in our turn, bless the lives of others, in your name. Amen.