There’s no one-size-fits-all for motherhood. In this collection of prayers for Mother’s Day, you’ll find a range of crafted prayers to suit every kind of motherhood.
You may be deep in the trenches of motherhood with young children keeping you up at night or becoming a grandmother for the first time. Or, maybe you’re in the painful in-between of waiting to become a mum.
Mothers play a pivotal role throughout scripture. We can think of the impact of Mary, mother of Jesus and Elizabeth, her cousin, mother to John the Baptist. Then there are women like Ruth and Hannah, powerful mothers whose devotion to God and to their families changed history.
It can be so easy to forget what an important role being a mom is. In the every day busyness of a growing family, or the emotional strain of trying for a baby, never forget how close to God’s heart mothers are.
Thankful prayers for Mother’s Day
There is but one and only one whose love will fail you never. One who lives from sun to sun with constant fond endeavour. There is but one and only one on earth there is no other. In Heaven a noble work was done when God gave man a Mother. Author unknown via Irish-at-heart.com
“God in whom we move and have our being
You know us, love us and sustain us
We praise You for Your goodness
And thank You for Your care
Today we especially thank You for mothers
For their care and nurture
For love and support
Wisdom and sacrificial giving
For tears and smiles,
Encouragement and correction
Thank You that in such love we see a reflection of Your own love for us.
Fill us afresh with Your Holy Spirit
That we may know Your great love and truth
Anoint us with Your Spirit’s power that we may witness to You
and serve You and love Your people and world
To the glory of God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
Howard Carter via How in the World.
Prayers for moms who aren’t getting any sleep
“Jesus, please draw close to me today and restore my soul. While sleep and rest evade me I ask for Your supernatural, life-giving power to course through me.
In the long night I ask for You to be my companion.
When the evening fills with cries and frustration, I ask for Your comfort.
As my body aches, heavy with exhaustion and the day feels impossible, I ask for Your energy to sustain me.
Help me walk through these days of long nights and busy days with grace, Father. Help me to love my children as You love them.”
“Dear God, some days feel too hard. We’re hurting. Struggling. Fighting fear and worry at every turn. Thank You in the midst of it all, You haven’t left us to fend for ourselves.
We pray for those who grieve today. Let your comfort surround those who weep. We pray for the peace of Your presence to cover our minds and thoughts, as You remind us, the enemy can never steal us out of Your hands. He never has the final say over our lives. We are kept safe in Your presence forever, whether in life or in death.
Thank You that Your ways are higher than our ways and Your thoughts are bigger than our thoughts. We lay it all down at Your feet, every burden, every care. Believing that is the safest place for it to be. We love You Lord, we need Your fresh grace.”
Debbie McDaniel via christianity.com
Prayers for Mother’s Day: for friends who are waiting to become mothers
“Lord, I pray for my friend who is still waiting to be a mother. Would You touch her with special encouragement and strength today? Father, let her know You see her struggle and care about her grief. Give her faith to believe You hear her prayers; reassure her that You have plans to bless her and give her a hopeful future.
Would you reveal Your great compassion to my friend today? Pour out Your love into her heart and heal the wounds she carries inside. Remind her that You treasure her and hold her in Your hand. You have promised to show her steadfast love and faithfulness.
Lord, open her eyes to the greatness of Your power. You are able to do abundantly more than all she can ask or imagine. Give her the grace she needs to seek You first today. Help her to cultivate a strong relationship with You and reassure her that You will complete your purposes in her life.
Father, I ask that You show mercy and grant the desire of her heart for a child. Help her to acknowledge her desire before You and lay it at Your feet, trusting that You will grant it in your timing and in Your way. Let her live in surrender to Your plans and purposes for her life. Lord, have mercy.
Draw her close to Yourself today and renew her joy. Open her eyes to daily blessings. Give her a steadfast heart, that she might continually look to You and Your love. Show her that the truest joy comes from Your presence and give her the grace she needs today. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Betsy De Cruz via IBelieve
A Mother’s Day prayer for new grandmothers
“Father help me to be an encouragement and comfort as my daughter becomes a mother for the first time. Bless her with wisdom, with grace and with patience.
I ask that my daughter will know the deep joy of motherhood and that You will sustain her through the challenge of it.
I pray for my grandchildren, that they will know You and see You in all their mother does for them.
Give me the right words of advice to speak to empower my daughter and the right actions to take to support her.
As my own dear daughter becomes a mother, God please bring us closer than ever. Mothers in arms.”