Praying with and for our Mam Partners, Second Sunday of Each Month

When we of the Guatemala Partnership Task Force last met with our Mam partners, we agreed together to pray for one another on the second Sunday of each month.

In May, the second Sunday is Mother’s Day, and so I would suggest the we pray for Guatemalan mothers, especially for those in the Mam Presbytery.

Here is a suggested prayer:

For mothers of small children, we pray for the strength and patience to get through all the tasks of each day, often accomplished with a little one on their back; for mothers of school age children, we pray for the resources to send their children to school; for mothers of teenage children, worried as so many of us do, that they may fall into bad company, we pray for wisdom and good opportunities for their children. For mothers and mothers to be with limited access to good health care, we pray for them to find their way to that care. We pray for mothers who are not with their children, whether these be mothers in Guatemala, or those who have come to the US and had their children separated from them, for the anguish they and their children suffer, we pray. We pray for mothers whose children have died, from poor health/malnutrition, lack of health care, or been killed in violent ways. We pray, O God who is like a Mother to ALL your people, for mothers in Guatemala to know your love and to be blessed with the time and energy to share that love with their children, and to enjoy and delight in their children. In your name we pray, Amen.

About Rev. Kathy Gorman-Coombs

Kathy serves as co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY. In addition to working as a Teaching Elder, Kathy earned her Master of Social Work from Rockefeller College at SUNY Albany, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker and works part-time as a Domestic Violence Counselor at the YWCA of Schenectady, where her work includes a support group for women at the County Jail. You can reach Kathy at

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