Mother’s Day: Prayers for Mom

Mother's Day

You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. — Psalm 139:13-14

Father, you are the creator of all. You knew me before I was born, and you know me intimately still.

My identity is so wrapped up in my job as a mom that when I fail, I feel as if I am a failure as a person. But you know every part of me and still accept me. Remind me of this throughout my day.

May my children know that they are loved not only by their parents but by you. May they find their worth in you and not in what others say about them.

Thank you for creating my family and loving them even more than I do. Thank you for the simple joys and the extravagant love that abound in our home. Thank you for surrounding me with such an amazing family.

In Jesus’ name, amen.


Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us. — Titus 3:5

God, you are worthy of our praise and our gratitude. With everything in me, I praise you.
On days when I feel that I am at the end of myself, remind me that I don’t need to be perfect. When I strive for perfection, I fall short. When I rely on you and not myself, I see how great you are. Teach me to focus on you.

Be with my kids today, and teach them that they must rely on you. Give them exactly what they need to get through today.

Thank you that I can rest in your promise of grace. In Christ’s name, amen.



You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. — Isaiah 26:3

Dear God, your ways are perfect. Your will is good. You deserve all praise.

You have promised perfect peace to those who focus on you. Help me to keep my thoughts on you. When I rush ahead to the next plan or responsibility, bring me back to you and your goodness.

Help my children to fix their eyes on you when they experience fear or anxiety. Show them who you are, and grow their trust in you.

I am grateful for the gift of peace we have in you. Thank you for the example of faith that I see in my children’s lives.

In your precious name I pray, amen.

Excerpted with permission from Pocket Prayers for Moms by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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Max Lucado

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Follow his website at

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