1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
2The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
3Honour widows that are widows indeed.
4But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
5Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
6But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
7And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
8But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
10Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.Next Verse 11
We thank you for our mothers , to whom you have entrusted them with the precious care of human life since its inception.
You have given women the ability to participate with you in the creation of new life. Make every woman can come to understand the full meaning of this blessing.
Look at every mother who is expecting a child, strengthens her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and her son on the way . Give courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Give joy in the birth of your child.
Bless the mothers to whom you have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a teacher of a boy or a girl.
Make all of them can foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, the Mother of Your Son.
Help all the "spiritual mothers" who are in the care of the children of others and assume their task with maternal love, who can discover that engendering life is much more than giving birth.
We ask you to send the Holy Spirit of Comfort to mothers who have lost children, who are sick or separated from their families, who are in danger or problems of any kind. Show them Your mercy and give them strength and serenity.
Fill our mothers with mothers who are no longer with us, who enjoy in Your presence the fruit of their efforts on earth.
Mary, Mother of Heaven, intercede for all mothers, be her guide and consolation. Grant you Grace from God for this life and eternal joy in Glory.