A Mother’s Day Prayer
Dear Father, we approach your throne on behalf of the mothers whom you have entrusted with the care of your most precious little ones. We thank you for creating each mom with a unique combination of gifts and talents. We thank you for the sacrifice of self each mom gives for her children. For the late nights spent rocking a colicky infant. For the hands calloused from washing, wiping, scrubbing, mixing, backing, stirring, hugging, patting, disciplining, holding, writing, erasing, painting, and pouring.
We thank you for the gift of time moms give for their kids, whether it’s stay-at-home moms, working moms, and moms who have some combination of the two. We thank you for the flexibility of moms, for their tirelessness, their perseverance, and their devotion.
We pray you give each mom strength. Help her to see in every mundane task the eternal, cosmic significance that you place on motherhood. Help her to understand that the most radical, world-changing events may be happening anonymously in her home. Help her to forgive those who undermine her significance.
We especially pray for single moms, who must lean solely on you for the fathering of their children. We thank you that you’re big arms surround children who may never know their earthly father. We also pray for mothers who never had the honor of bearing children, but whose nurturing extends to the many poor and needy who cross the threshold of their lives.
We ask you to be the daily bread of tired mothers. We ask you to be their living water. We ask you to be their source of spiritual and physical strength. We pray that the same grace that flowed from Father to Son to us in salvation will flow from mothers to their children. We pray that each mother rejects perfectionism and instead embraces the goodness of the gospel. We pray the rhythms of repentance and forgiveness shape every home.
Lord, give each mother a worshipful reverence of you, the Creator and Sustainer of life. Help each mother to rest in the knowledge that they are but stewards of your children and that only your Spirit can produce change into the hearts of each boy and girl. May each mother find rest in you.
Most of all, Lord, on this day in which we honor mothers, may we love and cherish the special women who have born us, who have nurtured us, and who have prayed for our well-being. May our hearts overflow with gratitude to you, who formed and knitted each of us in a mother’s womb. Amen.
A Prayer of Blessing for All Mothers
Dear Lord, Bless every mother and every grandmother with the finest of your spiritual blessings today. Confirm in her heart and spirit the work of her hands and the love that she has so freely given to those children under Your care. Validate her worth daily so she has no reason to doubt whether she is loved, valued, and cherished in the eyes of her Heavenly Father.
Create in her a deep sense of your protection and trust, so that worry and fear will disappear as she places her loved ones into Your care. Let her know that every prayer she has prayed and every encouraging word she has spoken on behalf of her children/grandchildren has been transformed into sweet, fragrant offerings before Your throne.
Whisper deep within her spirit the sweet words she longs to hear from You—that nothing can ever separate her from Your love. Help her to nestle daily into the promises of Your Word, standing with faith on the things You declare are true. Let her know that You reward faithfulness, but that true success doesn’t lie in her accomplishments or accolades. Let her rest in the knowledge that she has done all she can—and that she and those she loves—truly belong to you. Bless her with a servant spirit so she can teach her own the joy of hearing one day, “Well done!”
Let her joy be contagious; let her passion be pure; and let her life overflow with all the blessings she deserves—on special days, and on every day of her life. In Jesus’s name, Amen
A Prayer for Those Hurting on Mothers Day
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. Forgive us for doubting you are there. Forgive us for thinking you’ve forgotten. Forgive us for believing we somehow know the better way.
You are fully trustworthy. You are All Powerful. You are Able. You are Lord over every situation no matter how difficult it may seem. You are Healer and will never waste the grief we carry today. You will use all things for good in some way. Anything is possible with you. Nothing is too difficult for you.
We pray for those who grieve today. We ask for your comfort to 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.
We 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. In the Powerful Name of Jesus, Amen
A Prayer for Those without Moms on Mother’s Day
Our Father in Heaven,
I know our particular situations are not lost on you. God, you are aware of every minute detail in our lives. You know every single person who is without a mother, either by choice or some other misfortune. This Mother’s Day, I pray that you can bring comfort to those individuals, the ones who may have had a mother and lost her, and the ones who never had someone to call “mother.” We are affected by every parental relationship that we do and don’t have. Yet God, I know that in spite of the hurt we may feel, you love us. You love every single one of us.
I pray that we would remind them of that truth this Mother’s Day, that you would let us know your love is ever-present and ever-comforting. Help us acknowledge that if our mother abandoned us, or if we never had a mother that you still love so dearly (Psalm 27:10).
Mothers are not to be taken for granted, and one day each of us may be without a mother. I pray that in that time we find comfort in you, that we can find someone else in our life to represent that maternal figure and that they would bless us with godly wisdom. Thank you, Lord.
Mother’s Day Prayer for a Mom in Heaven
For believers whose mothers have gone to heaven, Mother’s Day often brings up significant feelings of longing and grief. We miss our mothers, but we feel the loss even more on Mother’s Day. If you have a mom in heaven, here’s a poem to celebrate her memory.
Heaven Has Its Mother’s Day
Heaven has its Mother’s Day
This special time of year
No matter how much pain we feel
Our mothers are always near
We cannot touch, we cannot see
But in our hearts, they’ll always be
Never forgotten, just gone away
To meet again on judgment day
Heaven has its deliveries
Of messages, chocolates, and flowers
No doubt there’s a busy postman
Serving up all of ours
There isn’t just one amazing mom
They’re too numerous to count above
So share a word of thanks to God
For the mom you miss, the mom you love
Sympathy prayer for loss of a loved one
May the Lord bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow, reminding you of treasured memories, and the gift of shared love. May he inspire you with the reflection of heaven in earth, from the seeds and flowers, to the mountains and springs. And may you feel the Lord with you, walking besides you in the loneliness, taking your hand in the hardest times and carrying you through the waters of grief. May you be safe and treasured in his hand.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY ~ Love Choo Choo