Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be they name. You have created the heaven and the earth and all that in them is. You have ordered by your word that which is to be; in You we have our being and our only hope.
As the country has set this day aside as the day in which we honor our mothers; let us not forget that You have provided in Your Law how we would live and have our being. You have given us life through the motherhood of the woman. So may we honor this means by which you have ordained your kingdom.
As our savior while dying on the cross committed to his beloved disciple “behold your mother”, so might we also show that love to those in our care. We would bring before you those in the congregation that have the responsibility, by your goodness and mercy, of nurturing their children in that love. Instill in them the love for Your church and Your people; provide for them the comfort and assurance that comes only from your fatherly hand. Be with them as they look forward to being good parents and help them that they may bring up their children in true adoration for your word.
As the world assails us with its modern ideas of family, may we here at Rehoboth, the Churches of the RCUS, and those others of like mind be faithful to the precepts of your word; that as your people we would live and show the love that you have shown to us by the sacrifice of your only begotten son on the cross. As our Lord showed his compassion for his mother and for his disciples by His obedience, give us the will to live according to those ways—-as you have commanded in the tables of your law—– that we also would live in obedience to your word. Help us to love one another and seek to serve one another, as today again we are reminded of these things.
Help us to rejoice in these things:
“But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God. Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help. (Psalm 22:9-11)
For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth. By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You. (Psalm 71:5-6)
In the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
by Elder Robert Mettler