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Mother’s Day Litany

A beautiful thought for Mother’s Day!

Gifts in Open Hands

Laura Markle Downton of the United States sets her life and the life of her congregation in the context of those who have preceded her. If you were to add three to five women — would they come from your country’s heritage, from your own family, from women who are walking with you now? Are there men who are mothers and who walk with us?

Mothers’ Day Litany

One: We walk in the company of the women who have gone before, Mothers of the faith both named and unnamed, testifying with ferocity and faith to the Spirit of Wisdom and Healing. They are the judges, the prophets, the martyrs, the warriors, poets, lovers and saints who are near to us in our memory and our dreaming.

All: We walk in the company of Deborah,
One: who judged the Israelites with authority and strength.

All: We walk in the company of…

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