I’m not much of a fan of dedicating an entire worship service to a Mother’s Day theme, but here’s a short reading if you are thinking about acknowledging the Mother’s in your congregation.
Mother’s Day Litany (based on Proverbs 31)
Leader: A woman is a blessing to her husband and children.
Men: She brings her husband good, not harm; all the days of her life.
Leader: She welcomes all children, for they are gifts from God.
All: She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family.
Leader: Her words are wise; her compassion knows no boundaries.
All: She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
Leader: She manages her household and nurtures her family.
All: She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
Leader: Her husband rejoices in her diligence and faithfulness.
All: She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Leader: She teaches her children through daily example.
All: She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
Leader: Her hands work to serve the Lord our God.
All: a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised
Leader: She remains ever vigilant; she protects her family.
All: She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
Leader: She welcomes the future, for her faith is unyielding.
All: She is worth far more than rubies.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society