A Mother’s Day Prayer
On Sunday, May 8, mothers will be honored by their families and children as Americans celebrate Mother’s Day.
The modern American holiday was first celebrated in 1908. The holiday was created by Anna Jarvis, who had conducted a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The celebration of mothers became a national holiday in 1914.
The Sisters of Providence want to honor all mothers and Mary Mother of God this week with this prayer, “A Mother’s Day Prayer,” which was originally posted online on May 18, 2012:
mother of Jesus,
woman of Providence,
you formed your child’s faith
and led him to his destiny.
Living your life
in a real world, as a real woman,
you became a model for all women.
This special day,
as in all the days of my life,
I ask blessings for my mother
and for all women in my life
whose own faith and care
have been a life-long gift to me.