Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration For Mother’s Day
You Carry Me
Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from your birth, carried from the womb, even to your old age I am he, even when you turn gray I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save. – Isaiah 46:3-4
You carry me before my first cry
You cradle me in my mother’s womb
You make me me and bless me with life
You carry me into my becoming
You bear me into a wider world
You inspire me and bless me with purpose
You carry me into maturity
You hold me as my flesh falters and fails
You assure me and help me pass on your blessing
You carry me into forever
You draw me to your breast
You save me and bless me with the fullness of you
I am born
I am borne
I am born again
You carry me through
You Carry Me © 2022 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com
Lord our Lord – How majestic is Your name in all the earth.
The sun’s light is but a dim flicker
next to the brightness of Your glory.
Your care is far more intimate
than that of a mother sparrow hovering over her next.
Your faithfulness is even more consistent
than the rising of the sun and the passing of seasons.
Your blessings come in showers that refresh and renew us
more than the spring rains.
And You meet us wherever we are –
in a sanctuary, on a lawn,
walking a beach, working in a desk,
driving a van full of kids to a ball game,
and laying our head on the pillow a night.
For who You are and all You do on our behalf,
We thank and praise You this morning.
Thank You for love shown us by dads and moms.
Thank you for grandparents …for sisters and brothers …
for friends, and even for strangers,
who grace our lives with kindness and care.