For new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
For expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
For those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
For those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
For those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
For those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
For those who have children they do not want;
For those who raise children on their own;
For those who have lost a child;
For those who care for the children of others;
For those whose children have left home;
And for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,
And that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,
Living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others.
Hear our prayer.
If I don't say this prayer everyday I at least think about it once or twice. This prayer is powerful & all encompassing just like Mother Mary & Kuan Yin (the Bodhisattva of Compassion, the Buddha of Women & Children, the protector). It startles me & comforts me feel knowing that every living entity on this planet has a mother, including plants. This awareness, understanding & compassionate way can be clearly explained to children using this meditation.