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A prayer for mothers

'Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.’ Proverbs 31: 31. Mothers are nurturing, strong providers and, seeking to fulfil their potentials in many different ways. Y Care International partners with a variety of local organisations where the community projects support, train, and, equip mothers from a range of backgrounds. From mothers in Zimbabwe, who have become adept farmers, to teenage mothers in Uganda developing entrepreneurial skills as seamstresses and hairdressers.

Loving God,
You nurture and care for all.
Today, we give thanks for our mother churches where we were encouraged and developed on our faith journey.
We lift up and thank you for the many mothers in our communities.

We remember that today is a reminder of the different ways people can mother or be mothered.
For the mothers not related by blood;
For the ones who are grieving the loss of their mother;
For the mothers, who parent on their own.
For those who long to mother but have not been able to have children.
For those estranged or separated from their children.

We thank you for the many people who walk alongside and support mothers, especially Y Care International’s local partner COFCAWE, in Uganda, who support teenage mothers.
May the help and skills those young mothers receive there be felt for generations to come.

Gather us, Lord, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.

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