Oh God you are so like a mothering hen to us,
You cry over us, protect us, and care for us;
God we thank you for mothering us
And we thank you for the mothers of the world.
Oh God you are the Vine dresser,
you make sure the vine is healthy,
we thank you for making sure
we are healthy, and strong.
Oh God you are like a loving mother,
You nourish us with your love and grace every day.
Oh God we thank you loving us like a mother.
Lord, we pray now for those
who need your healing, and caring touch.
We pray for those who are the ones among us
whose mothers have died or are dying.
We pray for those who children have died
We pray for those who have had the disappointment
of not being a mother or
who are going through some kind of infertility treatment
or looking to adopt.
Lord in your mercy put your arms around each one
and hold them in thy tender embrace of love.
O God we thank you for tending to us,
We thank you for your wise counsel,
We thank you for pruning those things
that suck the very life out of us
and keep us from abiding in you.
May we abide in you always.
cross posted at revgal'sprayer blog and rev abai's long and winding road.