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Mother's Day Prayer

Mother's Day has it's origins as a public holiday in the U.S.A. and most countries celebrate this day on the second Sunday of May, or in March. Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration and almost always occurs in March, and falls on the third Sunday in Lent. For a full list of dates, please see this guide. This page has two prayers - one for young children and toddlers and another for older children to say or write about their Mother's:-

A Prayer for My Mummy

(a short Mother's Day prayer suitable for young children to write or say about their mum)

Dear God,

Thank you for my mummy.
She looks after me, plays with me,
Listens to me, and makes me laugh.
She works very hard and sometimes she gets tired.

Please give her good sleep.
Help her at work.
Give her happy times,
And lots of hugs and kisses.


(a Mothering Sunday prayer for young children from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

An Irish Blessing

A beautiful prayer suitable for giving on Mother's Day:-

Irish Blessing May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Abraham Lincoln

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

The words of this famous blessing set to music:-

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Father's Day prayers - this page has two short prayers for children to say or write about their Dad.

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Mother's Day Prayer

(a simple prayer for older children to say or write as a message in a card)

Dear God,
Thank you for my mum.
She works so hard to take care of me.
Help me to be more thoughtful of her,
To notice when she is tired, and be kind and helpful.
Help me to cheer her up with hugs and humour when she is down.
To spend time with her, and to listen to her worries.
To give to her, and to thank her each day.
Help me to do nice things for her.

She is a good mum.
Please look after her,
Help her at work.
Help her to rest,
And give her health and happiness every day.


(a Mother's Day prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)