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Patricia McCarthy, CND

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God, you have created and nurtured us as a mother, we bless you and give you thanks.

Mothers living here or in eternity, bless our God.

Mothers of happy, healthy children, bless our God.

Mothers of ill or troubled children, bless our God.

Mothers of well fed and cared for children, bless our God.

Mothers of abused children, bless our God.

Mothers of hungry children, bless our God.

Mothers of children of freedom, bless our God.

Mothers of children of oppression, bless our God.

Mothers of children who are educated, bless our God.

Mothers of children forced into labor at an early age, bless our God.

Mothers of children who have died while young from disease, bless our God.

Mothers of abducted children, bless our God.

Mothers of murdered children, bless our God.

Mothers of tortured children, bless our God.

Mothers in exile, bless our God.

Mothers in refugee camps, bless our God.

Mothers of children who learn to share, bless our God.

Mothers of criminals, bless our God.

Mothers of sorrow and pain, bless our God.

Mothers of children whose skin is black or white, bless our God.

Mothers of children whose skin is brown, red or yellow, bless our God.

Mothers who are older and weary, bless our God.

Mothers who are young and frightened, bless our God.

Mothers who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, bless our God.

Mothers who have the support of loving husbands, bless our God.

Mothers who live in the midst of violence or war, bless our God.

Mothers who have faith and teach it to their children, bless our God.

Mothers who feel distant from God, bless our God.

Mothers who are battered and abused, bless our God.

Mothers who are loved and respected, bless our God.

Mothers who suffer physical or mental illness, bless our God.

Mothers who enjoy good health, bless our God.

Mothers who live in peace, bless our God.

Mothers who choose to give birth in the face of opposition, bless our God.

Mother of God, Mary most holy, bless our God.

With all the mothers of our world, all praise and glory to God, now and forever. Amen

 

Article first published by the Rhode Island Catholic

 

 

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