Motherhood, Prayers

A Short Prayer for Mothers

Mothers are a gift to every generation. I pray that this short prayer for mothers encourages you as you pray it today.

As a mother, you have been given the rare privilege of sometimes birthing, nurturing and raising children. There are also women who have chosen to adopt and raise children not born by them. We also have single mothers who by choice or by reason of the loss of their spouse have been left to raise their children alone.

These mothers need all the encouragement that they can get as they embrace this journey of molding hearts and building legacies. The truth is that mothers across borders have shared experiences and challenges. And as a mother, you can choose to make God’s word your anchor and let prayer help you navigate the sometimes-murky waters of motherhood.

Remember that God made you a mother. He trusts that you can embrace and raise that child abandoned by his birth parents. He knows that you are graced to love and raise that child with special needs. God knows that you will teach your children about him and lead them in his ways. And so God made you a mother.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.- Proverbs 31:25 

Dear Father,

May I always hear you when you call my name.

May my fears never overwhelm me, and my inadequacies burden me to a point of defeat.

May my ears always be open to your divine guidance and instruction for my life.

May I find courage to always follow your will.

May I always put you first even when I do not understand.

May I always discern what you are doing in every season of my life.

May my eyes always look to you and what you want to accomplish through me as a mother.

May I stand strong in faith when the storms of life come gushing in on me.

May I be a yielded vessel in your hands to accomplish your will on the earth.

May I always trust you with my life and future and that of my family.

May my strength never fail me even as I carry out your divine plan in nurturing and raising these children.

May I always be faithful to your plan and purpose for my life as a mother.

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Precious Father,

Give me open ears to hear the spoken and unspoken words of my children.

Give me patience to understand and correct my children’s weaknesses and mistakes.

Give me wisdom to teach and guide my children right as they journey through life.

Give me the right words to speak to my children when they err.

Give me the courage to be a godly mother who daily models Christ in her words and actions.

Heavenly Father,

I will rest in your love and grace on this motherhood journey.

I will daily embrace God’s counsel and wisdom as I raise my children.

I will live by faith and always declare your word over my children.

I will serve in my role as a mother with grace, dignity and strength.

I will stand in the love of Christ; He chose and called me mother.


Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all. – Proverbs 31:28-29

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  1. Beautiful and inspiring prayer – sharing this!

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Thanks Sharon for reading and sharing too.

  2. This is a beautiful post! We as moms are praying for our children most of the time and hardly pray for ourselves.

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Yes. Moms often take themselves off the spotlight and forget that we need the prayers too. Thanks for reading.

  3. Stacey Pardoe says:

    I REALLY needed this today! Thank you, friend!

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:


  4. These are so powerful! It’s a blessing to have words we can pray back to God in seasons when our hearts can’t think of them. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ufuoma Fijabi says:

      Yes, it is. Thanks Lieren for reading.

  5. I wrote about being His vessel myself, I love the prayer to be a yielded vessel.

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