01 March 2016

Lent 4 - Sunday 6 March 2016 - Mothering Sunday

Sunday 6 March 2016 Service times

9.00 am -  Sung Mass in the contemporary style
10.30 am  - Solemn Mass with hymns and incense
 

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Gentle, Patient God: a prayer for Mothering Sunday


Today we thank God for the gift of mothers and mothering across the world.
Isaiah wrote that God is a mother to us, comforting and carrying us in her arms.
As one whom a mother comforts, so I will comfort you – Isaiah 66:13.
Gentle, patient God – thank you for your tender care.


Isaiah also wrote that God will never forget us and that he knows each one of us
just as a mother knows her own children.
Can a woman forget her baby at her breast,
feel no pity for the child she has borne?

Even if these were to forget, I shall not forget you. Isaiah 49:15
Gentle, patient God – thank you for your tender care.


David wrote that in God’s presence, he was quiet and at peace,
trusting his God like a child safe in its mother’s arms.

No I hold myself in quiet and silence,
like a child in its mothers’ arms. Psalm 131:2
Gentle, patient God – thank you for your tender care.


Jesus spoke of himself as a mother, longing to wrap his arms around us
like a mother-hen gathering her chicks under her wings.
How often have I longed to gather your children together,

as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings… Matthew 23:37
Gentle, patient God – thank you for your tender care.




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