Every mother definitely needs powerful scriptures that she can pray as she navigates this motherhood path.
But as mothers, it is always so easy to slip away from the comfort, light and wisdom that the word of God can bring into our heart and lives. It is also true that life can happen, you are overwhelmed from the daily demands of motherhood and God’s voice has become faint.
However, in finding God’s light to navigate the highs and lows of motherhood, there are scriptures every mother can pray for herself.
Though mothers always believe that they can juggle all the balls perfectly in their lives and motherhood journey. We also believe that we are almost super-human and can do it all. But there should always be those times and alone moments, when we can sit back, catch a breath of fresh air and just learn to lean on God for wisdom and direction as we parent our kids and live life on purpose.
Why Every Mother Should Pray for Herself
“I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me.” John 15:5 CEV
When you choose to pray regularly for yourself as a mother, you are acknowledging that someone greater is in control of the affairs of your life. And you become yielded to his sovereignty trusting in his ability to make something beautiful out of your life.
When you pray :
1. You remain connected to your one and only true source – God
2. You build intimacy with God.
3. You become deeply rooted in God and yielded to his purpose for your life.
Praying for yourself as a mother will put you in a position of constant submission to God’s will over your life and that of your children. You get to understand that on this parenting journey, you need God on a daily basis and cannot produce worthy fruits apart from him.
The Power of a Praying Mother
“Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying.” – E.M. Bounds
A mother’s heart almost always beats in many directions as she is always serving and meeting multiple needs in the home. But in those moments when it gets overwhelming, you as a mom can choose to sit still and share your heart with your heavenly father. You can invite God into your heart by praying powerful scriptures for yourself as a mother. Especially in those moments and you can trust God to calm the raging storms in your hearts.
And This is What Prayer Does
1. Prayer brings you into a deeper relationship with your heavenly father.
2. Prayer makes you more like Christ.
3. Prayer puts you in a place of total surrender to God as you nurture and raise your children.
4. Prayer changes you and makes you the woman and mother God has called you to be.
7 Powerful Scriptures Every Mother Can Pray
1. Having a Right Posture before God
Psalm 51:10 AMPC
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.”
Prayer : Lord, help me to come into your presence always with a clean heart and right spirit. May my posture before you always be that of worship and reverence to your sovereignty. Strip my heart and spirit of every form of uncleanliness, bitterness and unforgiveness. I declare that I have a right and steadfast spirit within me. Amen!
2. Having a Deep Hunger for God’s Word
Psalm 119:18 TPT
“Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in your word.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, I ask that each time I delve deep into your word, may my spirit man be open to see the glorious truths and wonders in your word. Let me see beyond the letters and receive insight into the deep things hidden in your word. I declare that my eyes are open to see the light, miracles and wisdom hidden in your word. Amen!
3. Living a Life Focused on Things That Truly Matter
Psalm 90:12 The Living Bible
” Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.”
Prayer: Lord, help me to see that time passes quickly, that I may spend my time wisely. May I always recognize the value of time and wisdom to live each day with focus. I declare that I spend my time on things that add value to my life. I live a focused life and my life adds value to others.
4. Having a Mouth That Speaks Only Words That Honor God
Psalm 19:14 The Living Bible
“May my spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.”
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. NLT
Prayer: Lord, let my words be pleasing to your ears. May I always honor you and bring you glory with my words. I declare that my spoken words and unspoken thoughts will always please you at all times. I choose to speak life-giving words every single day.
5. Looking to God as Your Only True Source and Helper
Psalm 124:8 NIV
” Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Prayer: Lord, I look to you alone as my only true source of hope and help. I will always look to your word from where my help will come. I find help, hope and faith in you and your word. I declare that God is my helper and will carry me through every storm and difficult season of life. Amen!
6. Being Constantly Filled With God’s Wisdom
Ephesians 1:16-19 AMPC
“For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),
19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength.”
Prayer: Lord, thank you filling me with your wisdom. I pray that your wisdom will help me make right choices and good decisions concerning my children at all times. Thank you for flooding my heart with light and understanding in the knowledge of Christ. I declare that I am daily filled with the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Amen!!
7. Knowing That God is Always With You and Will Never Forsake You
Deuteronomy 31:8 AMPC
” It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit–depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].”
Prayer: Lord, thank you for never leaving me alone. I will not be depressed or dismayed when life throws its challenges at me. I am confident in the fact that you have said in your word that you go before me and with me. And that you will not fail me or forsake me. I declare that I am not depressed, broken or overwhelmed. Amen!
And just in case you are wondering why you have to pray scriptures, remember that God’s word is powerful and has the capacity to renew, strengthen and change you.
And while there are many scriptures you can pray for yourself as a mother, these are just a few scripture that you can start with in your prayer journey.
May God help us to grow in prayer, not just for ourselves as mothers but for our families, loved ones and nation.
So, what is one of your favorite scriptures to pray for yourself as a mother?