Honoring Mothers of Faith

A Litany to Honor Mothers of Faith

We walk in the company of the women who have gone before, mothers of the faith both named and unnamed, testifying with ferocity and faith to the Spirit of wisdom and healing.
They are judges, prophets, martyrs, warriors, and saints.

We walk in the company of Deborah
Who judged the Israelites with authority and strength.

We walk in the company of Ruth
Who chose to follow God, over and against her family and her culture.

We walk in the company of Abigail,
Who in her wisdom risked hospitality.

We walk in the company of Esther
Who used her position as queen to ensure the welfare of her people.

We walk in the company of the woman with the flow of blood,
Who audaciously sought her healing and release.

We walk in the company of Mary Magdalene
Who wept at the empty tomb of until the risen Christ appeared.

We walk in the company of Phoebe,
Who led an early church in the empire of Rome.

We walk in the company of you mothers of the faith
Who teach us to resist evil with boldness, to lead with wisdom, and to heal.

Amen.

 

Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Rascals

Honoring Mothers of Faith