Psalm 86:15 (Good News Translation)
‘But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful’.

Gracious God, as our nation marks Mothering Sunday this coming weekend, we come to You in prayer. As we look upon the yellow flower we give thanks for those who care, or have cared for us and brought us joy;parents, grandparents, partners, siblings, friends, neighbours, all those who have nurtured and valued us. For the people who have touched our lives, we give thanks.
As we look upon the purple flower we remember those people who will be feeling sad, for whom Mothering Sunday is a difficult day for whatever reason. We pray that You will draw alongside those who are hurting and will comfort them and surround them with Your presence.
Finally, as we look upon the red flower, we remember Your love for us and remember how You want us to love, nurture and care for others. God our Father and our Mother, we thank You for Your ever-abounding love for us. Amen