The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Michael Wilker

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, DC

Date of Prayer: 05/11/2018

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Mothering God, You gave us birth in the bright morning of this world. Creator, source of every breath, You are our rain, our wind, our Sun.

As we celebrate mothers this week, we thank You for all the people who have served as mothers. They have protected and nourished us, defended and loved us by giving us their very own lives.

We repent of the times we have disrespected and abused, enslaved, and imprisoned people who have been mothers. Send Your fierce love to anyone who is suffering because they care for children.

Help us heal from the times mothers have hurt children. Knit us all together with creative wisdom, feed us with bold compassion, and send
us forth with wild courage.

When mothers call us to do justice and work for peace, mercy, and health, help us listen intently. More than lending mothers a hand, let us follow their lead. Amen.

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