I think we would all agree that motherhood is a gift. Being tasked to raise up these precious lives is a privilege that we feel honored to do, but it is also incredibly tough at times. If we want to find joy in motherhood and have strength for the trials of each new day, we need supernatural help. These scriptures and short prayers for mothers are designed for you to challenge yourself for intentional prayer over your heart and your motherhood.
Personally, I had to learn the hard way that prayer and God’s word are the only hope I have for surviving motherhood with joy. I spent too many days frustrated, overwhelmed, or rushing around until life was no fun. I pray that this reminder and these prayer prompts are helpful to keep you focused and full of peace.
Short Prayers for Mothers to Start Your Day
Giving our day to God before we start the crazy, busy morning, is so vital. Also, being sure that we recognize that we are His children, His servant, and meant to do His will keeps us focused on Jesus and not ourselves. Here are some short prayers that you can say to get the day start off right.
Lord, I praise you that you have given me another day to serve you. Thank you that I have the privilege of raising these children to know and love you. Help me today to focus on you first and to pray without ceasing. Give us peace and joy in this home. I love you, Jesus. Amen.
Good morning, God, at the start of this new day, help me to recognize you above all else. Open my eyes to see you, and notice how you’re at work in my life. Give me wisdom to make the best choices, and to use my mouth to speak words of life to my children and others. Thank you that you are greater than anything I might face today. Give me grace and mercy to do your will. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayers for Difficult Days
As rewarding as being Momma is, there are also difficult days. These prayers are designed to help you draw on the sustainment of the Lord in difficult times.
God, I’m tired. I need your strength for this day. I praise you for blessing me with these children. Help me to focus on you and pouring your love into them today. Remind me of my purpose often and do not allow frustration or exhaustion to cloud that. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lord, my hope is in You. You are my help in times of trouble. As I deal with _________ today, be with me. Uphold me and give me courage. Help my mouth and thoughts to be gentle and represent you well. Even in trials, I will trust in Your goodness. Amen.
Short Prayers for Mothers Feeling Worried or Overwhelmed
Life is full of worries and stressors. If you find yourself in a season of worry, let these prayers provide you hope in the Lord and remind you to have an attitude of gratitude.
God, help me to know You love me. Allow me to experience Your comforting arms around me today, even in the dark and seemingly hopeless moments. Help me hear Your voice above the lies of the enemy. Remind me to focus on the truth of your word that says worry does not help and that you are working all things out for good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Heavenly Father, in the midst of my stress and worry, give me understanding. Remind me that You are greater than all my problems and more powerful than those who are against me. Help me to enter your rest and give me Your joy and peace. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Praying Over Your Children
As godly mothers, we want to raise our children to love and serve Jesus. We can pray these things for them daily. If we are praying for it, we are focused on it and we are open to God using us to show them how. Praying for our children changes our hearts as much as it does theirs.
There are so many things to pray over our kids and you know your child so well to be specific but these are just a few topics that might help us in intentionally praying for their spiritual needs, their physical health, and their emotional well-being. They are short prayers that we mothers can pray often over our kids.
For Their Salvation and Spiritual Growth
Heavenly Father, thank you for entrusting these precious children into our care. We know you have given this responsibility to train them up in your ways so help us to teach them up to know your plan of salvation. We stand on the promise of scripture that you do not wish for any to perish but for all to be saved. We pray that our kids will be convicted of their sin and ask Jesus to rule their lives. May they call upon your name to be saved and grow in faith and love of you. Amen.
For Their Protection
Gracious Lord, I ask that you would put your hand of protection over my children. I pray that you would keep them from serious harm and danger when they are not in my care. I ask that you would protect their minds from worldly violence and pornography that might damage them at a young age. Lord, please guard their hearts that they will not believe the lies from the enemy or stray from your commands. Please put your hedge of protection around them. Amen.
For Their Emotional Needs
Dear God, you comfort your children so many times in scripture and tell us, “do not fear” and that “perfect love casts out fear”. We pray that you will give our children security in you so they will not fear circumstances, failure, or the future. Give them peace and assurance when they are anxious or worried. Help us to show them an example and teach them your way to deal with anger, hurt, and sadness. Jesus you know our every weakness, strengthen them by your grace. Amen.
Scriptures and Prayers for Before Bed
I am a firm believer that reviewing our days and giving thanks to God for His protection and blessings is the only way to end the day. As I lay in my bed each night, I mentally walk through my day and give appreciation to the Lord for every good and perfect gift and for His guidance. Finally, I ask for His rest, peace, and protection for my household. This is for mind, body, and Spirit.
Scriptures to Focus on Before Bed
- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NIV
- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. John 1:17 NIV
- In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. Psalm 127:2 NIV
- Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 NIV
Sample Short Prayers for Mothers to Pray Before Bed
Lord, thank you for this day and all of the blessings and memories it had in store. I am so grateful that I am saved through Jesus. I am grateful that I can talk to you in prayer and that you always listen. I want to specifically thank you for __________________ and _________________. My family is such a gift and I praise you for giving them to me. Keep my heart grateful and help me to keep recognizing all you’ve done for me. Amen.
God, the Bible says that You give your beloved sleep. I’m asking you now to graciously give me rest and a peaceful sleep tonight. Still my heart and guard my mind. I ask that you would help my body to relax and get comfortable. Finally, I request that You, Lord, would cover and protect my home and my family so that we can sleep in peace and wake to glorify You.
Blessings for You, Mom
I pray that as you focus on prayer that you grow closer to the Lord. I hope that you find these prayers and scriptures encouraging and helpful to develop and inspire your prayer life and your dependency on the Lord in all things. “Cast all of your cares upon Him for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Lord, bless this woman as she seeks to grow nearer to You and prays these short prayers for Mothers through her day. Give her reminders that you are with her and that you care for her. Give her patience and joy in motherhood. Help her to put Jesus for so she can give her children an example to follow. Amen.