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8 Comforting Prayers for Mother’s Day

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A wonderful gift for Mother’s Day is prayer.

On Mother’s Day we celebrate our mothers and mother figures and the impact they’ve had in our lives. We are thankful to God for all mothers and the life they give to our world.

Usually on this holiday, families gather to celebrate their mothers in various ways, which include attending church, sharing a meal together and thoughtful expressions of gratitude for a mother’s role in a family.

This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12. These Mother’s Day prayers are for mothers from all walks of life. May we lift them up in prayer this day and throughout the year.

In Thanksgiving for All Mothers

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the gift of mothers. Thank you for the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and mother figures in our lives. We are grateful for the life mothers bring into the world and the gifts they share with their children and loved ones.

Fill their hearts with joy today as we honor them this Mother’s Day. Continue to give them wisdom, guidance and patience as they face each day. May the lessons we learn from our mothers guide us and bring us closer to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Women who Desire Motherhood

Dear God,

Please bring comfort to those longing to become mothers. In this time of uncertainty and disappointment, help her to lean on you for strength, patience and understanding. May she know that she is made in your image and likeness and that you have unconditional love for her even in these challenging times.

Be with her as she continues on her journey to motherhood. Pour love and understanding into this pain of her life. In her struggles, give encouragement and hope. May this season of her life bring her closer to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Expectant Mothers

Loving God,

Thank you for the gift of life and all the mothers who await their children with joy! As they prepare to bring new life into the world, help them to make room in their hearts and homes to welcome this new blessing.

Give them the wisdom and guidance needed in this time of preparation. Surrounded them with love, comfort and support as they embrace motherhood. Fill their hearts with joy during this time in their lives. May they see their children as gifts from you to help better our world.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Prayer for New Mothers

Holy Father,

Thank you for all of the new mothers in our world. Thank you for keeping the child(ren) and mother healthy and safe during delivery.

As she embraces her new role as a mother, help her to navigate her new responsibilities. Give her strength and peace as she endures this season of transition. Give her the courage to ask for help and may those around her provide support, guidance and encouragement as she grows confident in her new role as a mom. May this season bring grace, lessons and love she will carry on for years to come.

All this I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Single Mothers

Oh God,

Comfort those who find themselves as single mothers, regardless of the circumstances.

Surround them and their child(ren) with support from friends, family and community. Provide the needs of her family, whatever they may be. Protect her and her family and keep her uplifted in troublesome times. May she find strength and peace in your loving care.

All this I ask in your name, Amen.

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Prayer for Mothers of Adult Children


Thank you for the mothers that have raised their children into adulthood. Thank you for the love, wisdom and guidance they have shared with their children, families and communities over the years.

Bless them as they support their adult children and navigate this new relationship. Help them to love, pray and support their family as it grows with new in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Be with them as they find new purpose and meaning in their lives.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Estranged Mothers

Oh Lord,

Bring peace to mothers who are estranged from their children and families. No matter the circumstances, your love and guidance can bring healing to any situation.

Mend the broken hearts of those relationships. Give all the spirit of forgiveness to begin healing wounds that have lasted far too long. Give them grace, humility and understanding as they work to overcome the pain in their lives. May your support and love lead them to reconciliation.

All this I ask in your name, Amen.

Prayer for Those Mourning the Loss of a Mother

Dear Heavenly Father,

On this day that we celebrate the gift of motherhood, please bring comfort to those mourning the loss of their mother this day. Remind them that although they are separated physically on this earth, they are together in their hearts and memories.

Help them to honor the memory of their mother in a special way. In this time of loss and sadness, give them support and love from family and friends. May they know their mother is in your loving care.

In your name, Amen.

May these prayers for Mother’s Day serve as comfort for the mothers in our lives and may God bless them in all that they do.

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