God, you are the source of all love and blessings.
We turn to you in gratitude for the gift of mothers,
formed in your likeness and image, and vessels of your unconditional love.
Bless and accompany them as they guide and nurture their children.
We acknowledge as well this Mother’s Day,
those who walk alongside children with the same caring hands and hearts of mothers –
always ready to serve the needs of those entrusted to their care.
Pour your abundant blessings upon them.
We remember and honour all mothers who have found their home with you in heaven.
We pray that their children will know the ongoing spiritual presence of their mothers in their lives –
an ever-present light along life’s pathway.
We ask this in Jesus’ name, through the intercession of Mary as we pray:
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Je vous salue Marie, pleine de grâce;
Le Seigneur est avec vous.
Vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes
Et Jésus, le fruit de vos entrailles, est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant et à l’heure de notre mort. Amen.