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Mothering Sunday, 14th March 2021 Zoom Talk & Intercessions

Monday 15th March 2021
Martin Le Fleming

Read what Martin has to say here

and Judith's intercessions from the Mothers' Union

A Litany for Mothers

Eve our first mother - thank you for stepping out and being the first to understand the complexities of life.

Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth - thank you for your patience and courage in waiting for a miracle. May all people longing for children be strengthened by your stories and comforted in their pain.

Hagar - thank you for your resolve in the face of exile. May all mothers who are forced to flee or are forgotten be given hope in you.

Rebecca - thank you for your flexibility. Let us remember all mothers who have to raise their children in a different country or far from their relatives and who feel isolated.

Rachel - you carried the burden of grief and wept for your children. Hold the hands of all those mothers who weep for their children - children who have gone missing, who have died or are lost to them in other ways.

Jochebed - you used wisdom and insight to protect your children. Give to all mothers this wisdom and insight in the bringing up of their children, especially in vulnerable times.

Naomi and Ruth - you showed that love can conquer all trials. Help all mothers to love constantly when life seems impossible and despair weighs hard upon their souls.

Mary - the new Eve whose 'yes' to God changed our world forever.
Thank you for sheltering the Holy One all those years ago,
for your faithful love and tender care of God's most precious Son.

May we never forget that in your giving is our greatest receiving -
of the gift of life wrapped in a manger and in a tomb.
May we know the true cost of relationship
by holding our faith in Christ deep within our hearts
as you once held him deep within your womb. Amen