Maternal Images of God – a video and a prayer

by Christine Sine

The response from so many to the article and reflection I posted earlier in the week about the feminine images of God in the Bible has inspired me to produce this video with Biblical verses and prayers interposed. Enjoy and please let me know what you think.

Biblical Maternal Images of God

compiled by Christine Sine

The music is Vesper: La Dimora Dell’Eternal by Lisa Peretti. (Used with permission.) not by Jeff Johnson as it says on the title page. 

Today we thank God for the gift of mothers and mothering around the world.

As one whom a mother comforts, so I will comfort you – Isaiah 66:13. (RSV)

Gentle, patient God, thank you for your tender care.

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast

 and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

Though she may forget,

    I will not forget you! Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)

Loving, caring God thank you for your compassionate care.

But I have calmed and quieted myself,

    I am like a weaned child with its mother;

    like a weaned child I am content. Psalm 131:2

Protecting, embracing God thank you for your nurturing care.

How often have I longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings… Matthew 23:37

Comforting, warmhearted God thank you for your gentle care.

God was like an eagle hovering over its nest,

        overshadowing its young,

    Then spreading its wings, lifting them into the air,

        teaching them to fly. (Deuteronomy 32:11 The Message)

Ever present, sustaining God thank you for your enduring care

I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. (Isaiah 46:3 NLT)

Sustaining, all sufficient God thank you for your satisfying care

I will be your God throughout your lifetime—

    until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. (Isaiah 46:4 NLT)

Faithful, providing God thank you for mothers and their love

Everlasting and eternal One, thank you for your mothering love.

Amen, Amen and Amen

This post is part of a series posted for Mother’s day that focuses on the mothering aspects of God. Here are the rest of the posts: Enjoy.

Meditation Monday – Connecting to the Mother heart of God

Biblical Maternal Images of God by Shiao Chong

Maternal Images of God – a video and a prayer

Let’s Get Creative – Honouring Our Mothers

Anselm’s Prayer to St Paul: Our Greatest Mother

Litany for Mother’s Day 2015

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lindamarielofton May 7, 2015 - 8:47 am

I have needed this so many times in my life. Thank you for posting it.

Christine Sine May 7, 2015 - 9:20 am

Your welcome Linda. I am glad that it ministered to you

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Dru Tyler May 5, 2016 - 7:20 am

Have you seen or used the wonderful children’s book “God Is Like Mother Hen”? It seems to be out of print. I think I found it originally through Jewish Lights Publishing. More recently I found a used copy for one of my grandchildren. As I watched this presentation I was reminded of the book and felt there is a real link between the two in many presentations. Thank you for a lovely and centering few minutes.

Christine Sine May 5, 2016 - 7:53 am

It is not one I am aware of but I will keep my eyes open

reflectionsofastargazer May 9, 2016 - 6:07 pm

Thank you Christine for inspiring me to always think of God in different ways allowing Him to speak to my heart in His numerous ways.

Christine Sine May 9, 2016 - 6:51 pm

Your welcome. I am glad that this inspired you. Looking at the different ways to see God reveals new aspects of who God is.

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