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Updated on 5/8/19 12:00 PM by Billy Hallowell Billy Hallowell

5 Encouraging Prayers for Mothers

Mothers serve one of the most essential roles in all of human culture — and this has been the case throughout human history. From Eve, humanity’s first mom, down the line, there are powerful examples of motherhood that should inspire us all.

As we prepare to honor moms everywhere this Mother’s Day, let’s explore some powerful invocations of thanksgiving and strength.

Here are just give encouraging prayers for mothers:

A Prayer for Mothers: Thanksgiving

Dear Lord, thank you for my mother [or an example of a good mother in your life]. She is always loving, encouraging and providing for her children and those around her. She serves as a wonderful example of what it means to nurture and live out love for those around her. I ask that you guide her with your wisdom as she carries on along Your path. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Moms are real-life superheroes. Many women struggle through difficult balancing acts to provide and care for their families. They deserve our admiration, and thanks.

READ ALSO: 15 Bible Verses to Encourage Mothers on Mother’s Day & Beyond

Among encouraging prayers for mothers, it’s important to remember to thank God for the amazing women in our lives. So, take a moment to say a prayer to thank the Lord for the good moms in your life.

Mother’s Day Prayer: Guidance for Self

Lord, please help me to raise this child [or these children] with You in mind. Help me to teach them the right values and to raise them up to love You, to seek Your heart and to embark on the path that You have laid before them. God, please help me along the path, even as I face difficult patches and navigate uncharted waters. Thank you for the gift of motherhood — and for Your love. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Perhaps you’re a mother who is looking for God’s help as you navigate the ups and downs that come with parenthood. This encouraging prayer for moms (and dads) can help you focus on seeking God as you make difficult choices.

An Encouraging Guidance Prayer for Mothers

Lord, I just want to lift up [name of mother] to you. Please give her Your wisdom and guide her along her path as a [wife, mother, sister and friend]. I ask that You’d help her by providing strength, encouraging her and guiding her as she finds balance in her life. God, I truly value her and I pray that You’d help her be the mother and woman You’d like her to be. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Whether you’re a mom or you simply want to help the mothers around you, prayer is one of the best tools you can rely on. Consider saying this prayer — or one like it — for the mothers around you.  

READ ALSO: 25 Encouraging Morning Prayers to Begin Your Day

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Mother’s Day Prayer: Prayer for Single Moms

God, please come alongside [single mother’s name]. Being a single parent can be difficult. Please grant her peace, patience and Your love and guidance as she raises her child [or children]. Please be with her each day as she does the work of two people on her own. Thank You for [woman’s name] and for Your blessings over her life. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Don’t forget to offer invocations for any of the single moms in your life. As you’re pondering your Mother’s Day prayers, keep in mind the fact that these parents often work double time and have a great deal of responsibility on their plates. This time of year offers a wonderful reminder to ask God to guide and help them.

READ ALSO: What the Bible Teaches Us About a Mother’s Love

Encouraging Prayers for a Mother in Pain

Lord, please help [mother’s name], as she is facing some difficult challenges. Please bring her and her family guidance and bring her Your supernatural peace. As she mourns [and/or struggles], please encourage her and show her that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Please guide her family and loved ones as well. In Jesus name, amen.

Parenthood is an amazing joy, though it can also — at moments — be painful and challenging. This encouraging prayer for mothers can be uttered when a parent is struggling. Perhaps there’s been a difficult event, an illness or insurmountable stress. Either way, this prayer can be an encouragement.

As we approach Mother’s Day, be sure to check out our inspiring guide on movies you can watch with your mom. There are plenty of wonderful options to choose from!

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