Mother’s Day Litany

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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

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