Repeat the following Novena prayers every day for 9 consecutive days.
God of tender love and life,
You compared your love for humanity
To the love a mother has for her own child.
You are the Lord and Giver of Life,
And you knit each of us together
In our mother’s womb.
You provide for the world
The example of Mary, your own mother,
Who said yes to life amid her confusion and surprise.
We thank you, then, for our mothers.
Though human, they are also a reflection of you, Lord God.
They are your gift to us.
We pray for all mothers today.
May they realize the greatness of their vocation
And have the strength to live it without fear.
Forgive their sins, and keep their eyes raised up to you.
To those who still make this earthly journey with us,
Give us the grace to love them as we should;
And to those whom you have called from this life,
Give a special place of honor in your Kingdom of endless life.
We pray through Christ our Lord.