Mother's Day Prayer Collection

Share one of these prayers with your special mom

Mother's Day Prayer
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As Christians, many of us feel a similar love and thankfulness for our mothers, and on Mother's Day, we're looking for just the right way to express what's in our hearts. If the words of these prayers or prayerful poems touch you and convey your sentiments, you're welcome to share them with your special mom.

Mother's Day Prayer

My mom, I love her
And that's why I pray
Not just today on this Mother's Day

But with each remembrance
Of the love she's expressed
My thankfulness to the Lord I've professed

For my life began
In a warm and safe place
Then grew more secure in Mom's tender embrace

When I was little
She taught me to crawl
Then to walk and run, and get up when I fall

Nurtured and cared for
She raised me to stand
Lifted, supported, by her loving hand

She believed in me
Inspired me to dream
Nothing was impossible for me, it seemed

It was her example
That pointed the way
To the life in Christ I know today

My mom, I love her
On this Mother's Day
She's the reason I'm taking this moment to pray

My mom, I love her
Let her know, dear Lord
Please bless her with the most abundant reward

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

--Gary Close 

Prayer for Mothers on Mother's Day

Dear ​Heavenly Father,

Thank you for godly mothers who give and serve selflessly day after day. Please bless them for the important role they play in the lives of their children and family members.

Just as mothers daily extend grace and encouragement, Lord, return that grace and encouragement back to them multiplied. Help them to give wise counsel, discipline, instruction, and to raise their children to know and love God.

Thank you for the example mothers are to their children and to others. Bless them, their children, and their families abundantly, and meet their every need.
Please give these women of God health and strength to care for their loved ones. Fill their hearts with joy as they go about the mundane, day-to-day tasks. Carry their burdens, Lord. When they are weary, lift their spirits and restore their souls. Help them trust in you and lean on you alone for strength.

Let godly mothers recognize how important their lives are to their children and families. May they understand the vital role God has given them in their home and in the Kingdom of God. May they know how much they matter. 

In the name of Jesus, we pray.
Amen.

A Mother's Passion for Prayer

The greatest way a Christian mother shows her love for her children is by praying for them. And as children who have benefitted from the passionate and caring prayers of a beloved mom, we understand how much this anonymous poem will bless her on Mother's Day:

A Heart That Prays

Some have had kings in their lineage
Some to whom honor was paid.
Not blest of my ancestors—but,
I have a mother who prays.

I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
Oh what a difference it makes for me—
I have a mother who prays.

Some have worldly success
And trust in riches they’ve made—
This is my surest asset,
I have a mother who prays.

My mother’s prayers cannot save me,
Only mine can avail;
But mother introduced me to Someone—
Someone who never could fail.

Oh yes, I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
O what a difference it makes for me—
I have a mother who prays.

--Author Unknown