as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,
so you watch over your Church with a mother’s care.
On this day,
when we honor those graced
with the gift of motherhood,
we pray that you look with kindness
on our mothers.
Give them comfort
in moments of sorrow,
and fill them with joy
in their work for their families.
Bless and strengthen them
as Christian mothers.
Let the example of their faith and love
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect
Grant this through Christ our Lord.