Prayers for Mothers: 12 Top Prayers To Pray As A Mom

As a mother of six children, I know that motherhood is a tough job. It can be difficult to do the things I need to do, and I feel like I don’t have enough energy left at the end of the day. As a Christian mom, I want to be intentional about pointing my children to Christ and not bogged down by daily struggles. I want to get through my days with joy and peace in my heart! I want to share some prayers for mothers with you so you have them to guide you in your prayers.

God Hears the Prayer of a Mother

The Bible has a lot to say about our prayers and about how God hears them. Our prayers are powerful! Our prayers as mothers can be effective in helping us to change things in our lives and in the lives of our children. Check out this verse:

"Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."   James 5:16 ESV

This verse in God’s Word reminds us to be praying for one another and that the prayer of the righteous has great power! I think we often underestimate the power of prayer. I know I do. Dear Mama, God hears your prayers! In fact, God not only hears your prayers, but He wants to you to pray to Him. He wants a deeper relationship with you.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

God will hear your prayer as you bring everything to Him. Thank Him and bring Him your requests. When we do that, the verse above reminds us that God’s peace will guard our hearts and minds! I love that!

What Is a Good Prayer for Mothers?

There is certainly no one perfect prayer for mothers, but God is a caring Father, who wants to hear our prayers.  Each mother’s prayer should be tailored to her own individual needs. However, there are a few key things that every Christian mother probably could pray for:

  • Strength during the trials of motherhood
  • Patience and grace when dealing with challenging children or situations
  • Wisdom to make decisions that are best for their families
  • The salvation of their children and family members
  • Guidance in the spiritual growth of their children
  • Joy, even in each challenging season
  • To model well the life of a Christian with a grateful heart

Feel free to add to this list. Prayer is the best way to ask about things you struggle with, but also to tha

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Prayers for Mothers

Try using some of the prayer points listed above to formulate prayers. I hope the prayers I’ve shared below will help get you started. Prayer isn’t about specific prayers but about a conversation with God. Be sure to take some time in silence to listen as well. The following prayers for moms will get you started.

“Dear God, Motherhood is more challenging but more rewarding than I ever imagined it could be. Please help me to be a godly mother who models well what it means to be a Christian. Help me to find joy in the busyness. Please give me the wisdom I need to raise my children to follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

“Dear heavenly Father, I have a great burden and desire for all my children to give their lives to You. Please give me your guidance to point them to You. Help me to love them well, even when they are challenging me. Give me Your patience and understanding in this task. I certainly can’t do this on my own. Amen.”

Prayer for mother’s strength

Many moms feel overwhelmed in motherhood, so praying for strength can help. Ask God to give you the strength you need each day. Asking for strength may need to be a daily prayer in your life. 

“God, thank you for the gift of motherhood! It is such a great privilege to raise up children in Your ways. Please help me be the mom You want me to be. Give me strength and wisdom to get through the daily struggles! I can’t do this on my own. Amen”

“Dear Lord, please give me the strength to get through each day. I lay my anxieties and burdens on You so I can have peace in my heart and mind. Thank You for helping me do what You have called me to do. Amen”

What does the Bible say about the role of a mother? To learn more about being a godly mother, check out these 10 characteristics of a good mother according to the Bible.

Short Prayers for Mothers

Prayers don’t have to be long. If you don’t have time to sit down and pray a long prayer, try a short prayer listed that you can use throughout your day:

  • “Lord, help me to be patient with my children today.”
  • “Give me wisdom in parenting. I need all the help I can get.”
  • “Help me to find time to rejuvenate so I can be a better mother.”
  • “Bless my children and keep them safe. Help them to follow You.”
  • “Thank you for the gift of motherhood.”
  • “God, I need Your strength right now!”
  • “Father God, help me be a loving mother to my children.”

Prayer to be a good mother and wife

As you follow God as a mom, you will have a desire to be a good mother and wife. However, I would venture to guess that you get discouraged when you mess up. I know I do! We need God’s help, for sure! I hope you will pray one of these prayers to be a good mother and wife. Feel free to add your own words, especially in regard to areas of struggle.

“Lord, help me to be a good mother and to raise my children in Your ways. Help them to see through me how much You love them. Help me to be a good wife so that we can model a godly marriage to our children. Amen.”

“Dear Lord, please guide me in the daily decisions. Give me wisdom and discernment so I can make choices that will honor and glorify You. Help me to be a good mother and wife in ways that point others to You. In the name of Jesus I ask this, Amen.”

​Mother’s Day prayer

Mother’s Day is a great day to pray for your own mother or other mothers in your life. A mother has such a sacrificial love for her children. The gift of mothers is something to celebrate with great joy.

“Heavenly Father, I thank you for my mother. She is the best mother I could have hoped for. She has taught me the ways of the Lord, which I am now teaching to my own children. Please bless her today. Amen.”

“Dear God, I want to ask you to bless all the mothers today, who are in my life. They are amazing women! With all the ups and downs of motherhood, please give them the joy and strength that only comes from You. Help them to enjoy this special day. Amen.”

The Impact of a Praying Mother

A mother’s prayer is a powerful thing. From the moment we hold our babies close, we are praying over them and for them. As we pray, we are reminded that we are not alone in our mothering journey and that God is always with us.

Prayer is an important part of motherhood; these encouraging prayers will help you connect with God throughout your day. Remember that He always listens and wants to help us in our mothering journey. Thank You, Jesus!

Have you been praying for yourself as a mom? A praying mother makes an impact, so be sure to start praying these prayers for mothers. I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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  • Aimee Niblack

    As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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