In the most recent publication of Rev. Roth’s church’s newsletter, there was an article that had an interesting prayer in it. Here is the first section of the prayer:
Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven: . . .” (see here)
The notion of “Mother” God continues to permeate the lexicon of ELCA leadership, and this is another example of it, coming from a church under the leadership of the next Central/Southern Illinois Synod Bishop.
Read more about the ELCA calling God “Mother” here and here.