Let Us Thank God for Faithful Mothers!

May 9, 1999
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 36; God's Own Child, I Gladly Say It; 624; 625; 53
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our dear Father in heaven, we come before You this day in prayer and thanksgiving for Your many blessings. Cause us to recognize the importance of Your call to motherhood. Move us all to appreciate, support, and thank our mothers for the work they do for us and the blessing they are to us. Uphold our mothers with Your strength, fill their hearts with Your love, lead them always with Your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 113

Hannah is certainly one of the most famous of Old Testament mothers. God gave her Samuel in response to her prayer. She gave Samuel back to God as she had promised. Her dedication to God certainly served as an example for Samuel and for the other children God gave her.

Second Reading: 

Mark 10:13-16

Mothers in Jesus’ day brought their young children to Jesus so that He would bless them. Mothers today can do the same by reading Bible stories to their children, teaching them to pray, and bringing them to church for worship and instruction.