God of heaven and earth, grant us clear understandings and depth of conviction. Give us strength as we strive to find a meaningful place in your world. Help us to be mindful daily of natural beauty surrounding us and to add to that beauty through our thoughts and actions. Bless motherhood and all mothers as we prepare to honor them Sunday. Give mothers wisdom, patience and strong love for rearing children who want to live as the Bible teaches. May more of us recognize our need for Biblical teachings and Christian wisdom. We need Thee every hour! Be with us and guide us. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.