prayers for moms

6 Powerful Prayers for Moms who are Overwhelmed, Overworked, and Overcommitted

Motherhood is one of the most exciting and nerve-wrecking positions we can hold. As a mom you take on so much; the nurturing, the teaching, the nourishing, the guiding many times unknowingly and it can be exhausting. We put so much pressure on ourselves as moms and society doesn’t help. Through social media and television we are often bombarded with ideas of what motherhood should look like. We take on roles and tasks that we were never meant to take on in order to feel like we are good enough.

This isn’t the way motherhood was designed. We were not called to endless striving. We weren’t called to a motherhood journey that was highlighted by its perfection. We were called to walk this journey alongside the Lord. We were given stewardship over our babies and our homes to participate in what God wants to do in them. So when the ideals of the world plague us to a place of exhaustion we have to reset and refocus through intentional quiet time and prayer. This post will offer a few short prayers for moms to help encourage you in this journey.

prayers for moms

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What does god say about motherhood?

Being a mom is one of the greatest privileges I have been given. It is a gift to be able to guide little ones to a knowledge of a relationship with God. But it is hard. There are constantly ideas and counter culture that is driving our babies away from the beauty of a life surrendered to God, and simultaneously our motherhood is constantly tested. Having encouragement for the motherhood journey is important as is constantly praying for your children and yourself.

So what does the Lord say about motherhood? Well quite a lot! Here are a few bible verses of encouragement for mothers to pray!

In Isaiah 66:13, the bible says that God will comfort you much like a mother comforts her child!

The Proverbs 31:25 woman is said to be clothed with strength and dignity, she was also a mother!

1 Peter 3:4, tells us that we will be known for the beauty within our hearts.

Aside from these encouraging scriptures we also know that the Lord brought forth the savior of our souls, Jesus, through a woman! There are so many beautiful stories of amazing women in the bible, many of them mothers, so the word of God made room for moms, he loves us!

Prayer points for mothers

One of the things I always recommend using when you pray is prayer points. Having an idea of what you are asking for can give guidance and direction to your prayers as well as helps you to be specific. I am often reminded in prayer about the verse in Matthew (10:51) when Jesus asked the blind man “What do you want me to do for you.” Prayer points to me are a lot like being prepared to answer this question.

With that being said there are so many things that we can pray as moms and for moms. Some of the prayer points for mothers that I consider are:

  • Praying for strength
  • Praying against anxiety
  • Praying for health
  • Pray for grace
  • Praying for discernment in discipline
  • Praying for restoration from exhaustion
  • Pray for your peace
  • Pray for rest
  • Pray for the safety of your family

Each of these topics can be prayed regularly everyday or can be used to organize a focus for your prayer each day!

Sample Prayers for moms

Another thing that is nice to have when praying is a starting point in the form of sample prayers for moms. These can be used to pray and then dwell on the words or can be used to start off your prayer time. Either way, the following prayers for mothers can help encourage the overwhelmed and exhausted mom to keep pressing on!

Prayer for mother’s strength

Day in and day out, moms are constantly giving of themselves. They poor into their children from the moment they are conceived. They pour into their families from the moment they wake to the time they go to sleep. So many of us moms are exhausted. The next prayer for moms is an example of a prayer for mother’s strength.

 Heavenly Father, you are my refuge and strength. You are an ever-present help when times are hard. I look to you for help and seek your strength. I am at the end of my ability and I know that to continue to walk this road I have to seek you. I will wait for you. I will walk this road for you father!  My strength is renewed when I sit at your feet. I thank you for giving me wisdom to rest in you and to press into you! I praise you for your consistency and for answering me with comfort before I can even utter the words. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Guiding Scriptures for pray for mom’s strength: Psalm 46:1-2, Isaiah 40:31, Isaiah 59:19, Psalm 18:2

Prayer for overwhelmed moms

Do you feel overwhelmed or weary? With so much uncertainty and strife in this world, it is easy to feel as if you are constantly in over your head. Add to that the mental load that many moms face and you have a recipe for overwhelm. Spending intentional quiet time with the Lord is the best place to restore your strength and find divine strategy to be able to tackle the many tasks’ moms have. This prayer for moms can help calm the overwhelmed mom’s soul.

Lord in Heaven, I let it all go. Forgive me for striving and trying to do all things in my own strength. For me, living this way is impossible. Keeping my family and our lives running smoothly is not within my ability, but for you father, nothing is impossible. I will wait for you to move, Lord. Knowing that in you there is no weariness. You restore my soul when I press in to you. Although there seems to be a never-ending number of tasks on my to do list, I find productivity and strength to press on when I take the time to be in your presence. Thank you, Lord, for your peace, that calms my weary mama heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Guiding scriptures to pray for the overwhelmed mom: Matthew 19:26, Isaiah 40:31, Matthew 11:28, Philippians 4:6-7

Worried mom prayer

It is often said as a mother you walk with your heart outside of your body. Your little ones, whether they are young or old hold the key to your heart and often the whole of the anxiety you face. While we are often told not to worry, it is hard to live in a world with so many dangers and have these extensions of ourselves walking and growing away from us.

Recite this worried mom prayer when you are feeling the worries of this world close in around you.

Lord, I admit that I worry. I worry about the safety of my children. I worry about those around them. I worry about their health and my ability to see them walk into the future. I admit that at times the fears are unbearable, but your word says that you give me peace. Your word says that if I lay my cares before you, that you will give me peace. Lord I thank you for this truth. In this world there is tribulation father, but you give me peace. You are my hope because I believe with everything in me that you have overcome the world.

Thank you father for covering your children. Thank you for walking them along the road. Thank you for being the eyes and ears that keep them safe. I rest in the knowledge that they are yours ultimately. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Guiding scriptures to pray for peace of mind: John 14:27, Philippians 4:6-7, John 16:33, Isaiah 26:3

Prayer for the mom who needs a break

Often times, the dreaded feeling of mom guilt can keep moms from taking the time they need to rest. They can feel like they can not stop going for fear that they will not be a good enough mother. We should challenge this falsehood. The best way to grow in your mothering is to sit in silence and rest at the feet of the Father. This prayer for moms will encourage you to take the time you need to care for yourself so that you can be the best you for your family.

Lord, I am weary, and I admit that at times I feel like I will fall behind if I take the time to rest. I desperately need a break. I desperately need time to be in your presence, but I find it hard to do that and still be productive at home. Lord, remind me what your word says about sabbath. I know Lord that you commanded we rest on the seventh day. Not out of obligation but for our benefit. Help me to embrace the spirit of sabbath and take intentional moments to slow down. Show me moments in my day where I can stop striving and rest in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Scriptures about rest to pray: Matthew 11:28-30, Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-10, Psalm 55:6

A mother’s Prayer for grace in parenting

Motherhood requires a significant amount of grace. We have to extend grace to our children and show them what that looks like so they can better understand that grace that God gives us. We have to extend grace to ourselves, because we are often so hard on ourselves and our decisions in parenting. This mother’s prayer for parenting can be recited when you need a little more grace.

Heavenly father, I thank you for your grace. I thank you for considering me and for saving me. I thank you for calling me holy. Not because of anything I have done, but because of your great love for me. Father I ask that you help me to extend grace to myself and my family. Help me to remember the free gift of grace you gave to me as I parent my children. Help me to forgive myself when I lose my temper or when things do not go as planned. Thank you for your guidance as I grow into the best mother I can be for my children. I praise your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Guiding Scriptures on grace to pray: 2 Timothy 1:9, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Ephesians 4:7, John 1:14

Prayer for mother to be

For me, one of the scariest times in my mothering was during pregnancy. With little control I watched the little one inside of my grow, and then I welcomed her into the world with little knowledge on what to expect. Moms to be need an extra prayer for comfort, strength, and wisdom as they welcome new life into the world. This prayer for moms to be can be prayed by both those connected to moms to be and the new mama herself.

Lord in Heaven, keeper of my soul, Lord I pray for the new life that you are forming. I pray that you will cover this child and keep this child throughout this pregnancy. Father I thank you for this child that I have prayed for. I wait patiently before you father as this pregnancy progresses. I pray for health for myself and this child and I pray that you will guide them safely from your hands to mine. Thank you for trusting me with this life. Give me guidance and wisdom as I teach this child in the way it should go.

I thank you for this journey and I praise you for the miracle of life! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Guiding scriptures to pray for moms to be: 1 Samuel 1:27, Psalm 37:7, Psalm 62:8, Psalm 91:4

When moms pray, miracles happen

In any situation, prayer is the answer. Regardless of what stage in your motherhood journey you are on, praying prayers for moms can help encourage you on your bad days and bring you more joy on your good days. Being a mom can be hard, but with God, you can find joy in the everyday moments and rest for the weariness. You can find fulfillment and enjoy the present parenthood that God created you for!

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