Sunday, May 8
Genesis 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
Prayer: Lord, we give thanks for the mothers of the world.
Thought for the day: Having a mother is a universal experience.
Monday, May 9
2 Timothy 1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
Prayer: Lord God, we give thanks for the faith that mothers share.
Thought for the day: Some of the greatest sermons are preached by mothers in the nursery.
Tuesday, May 10
I Samuel 1:20 So in the course of time Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named hi Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.”
Prayer: Jesus, we give thanks for the mothers who have prayed for us.
Thought for the day: If it were not for the prayers of Monica, there may never have been a Saint Augustine.
Wednesday, May 11
I Timothy 5:5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.
Prayer: Jesus, we thank you for the any widows and single moms who have faith that adversity in life will all work out to the glory of God.
Thursday, May 12
Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
Prayer: Lord God, though it pains us to confess it, we give thanks for the tears our mothers shed on our behalf.
Thought for the day: The taste of tame blackberries cannot compare with that of the wild berries plucked from thorny bushes.
Friday, May 13
Proverbs 30:11 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for honorable mothers.
Thought for the day: Abandoning a child is child abuse whether the child is five or fifty.
Saturday, May 14
John 19:25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we give thanks for the enduring love of mothers.
Thought for the day: Mary suffered immeasurable grief because of the cross, but on the day of Pentecost she was with the disciples praying to Jesus who had returned from the dead.
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