2022 Mother’s Day Prayer

Photo taken in Florida.

Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Loving Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for my mother. If she is deceased, thank you for the memory of her. If she is or was a Godly woman, I express my gratitude to You for the way You directed her to guide me closer to You. If she is or was not a believer, I ask that Your Spirit allow me to see how You are still using her to develop my relationship with You.

I praise You for the way You have designed mothers to reflect Your love to their children. Isaiah 66:13a-bAs one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” Thank you for the following ways my mother has been a conduit for Your love in my life: [insert you own experiences here].

For all of the mothers and mother-figures in my life, I ask that You empower them to cultivate devoted Christ-followers in the next generation, like Timothy’s mother and grandmother did. 2 Timothy 1:4c-5 That I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.

Lord, thank you that whether I have a strong or struggling relationship with my mother, Your love for me is so much greater than hers could ever be. Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.” I ask that You encourage and draw all mothers that I am acquainted with, young and old, into a close relationship with You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

2021 Mother’s Day Prayer

Photo taken in Florida.

Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for my mother (if she is deceased, I honor her memory). I appreciate the way she has cared for me and revealed some of Your character to me through her unconditional love. 1 Corinthians 13:13And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Thank you for the way You designed children’s relationships with their parents to reflect my relationship to You, my creator. Show me how I can honor my mother on this day, and every day.

I ask if there is someone who does not have a good relationship with their mother, that You would intervene and bring forgiveness, healing, and restoration. Remind them that the ultimate measure of their worth comes from You, not their parents’ perception of them. Direct them to love their mother the way You love them, even if that love is not reciprocated.

For future mothers, give them a heart that loves You and a desire to raise children who will follow You. Remind them of the importance of the life they carry inside of them. Jeremiah 1:5a-b “‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you.“‘ Equip them and prepare them to be a strong example of faith for their children and leave behind a legacy of godliness.

Remind all mothers of what Theodore Roosevelt said: “praying mothers are a country’s greatest blessing.”

In Jesus’ Name, I express my gratitude to You for the way You have used my mother in my life. Amen.

Mother’s Day 2020

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Photo taken in Kansas.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come before You today to thank You for the love and selfless compassion that my mother has given to me. Thank you for the embodiment of love that she has been in my life. Direct me to honor my mother on this special day and let her know how much she has meant to me. If she has passed on, I give You thanks and praise for the pleasant memories of her.

Thank you for the many mothers who exemplify 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 as a beautiful descriptor of a mother’s love. “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

I pray for and ask You to remind all mothers-to-be, especially those that are considering abortion, to understand that the child within them is known and created by You, and You have a plan for their child’s life. This is expressed in Jeremiah 1:5. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.

There is no greater blessing and honor for a mother than to raise up a child in the way of the Lord and to teach them to serve and honor You. Thank you for the critical role a mother plays in this process.

Teach me to encourage and help mothers wherever possible. Direct ​me to serve mothers and help with their often overwhelming task of raising up God-fearing children. Thank you for the blessings of a mother’s love, but even more for Your love, which is far greater and has provided me with salvation.

Even if my mother was not a positive influence in my life, I am thankful that the true source of love and acceptance comes from You, not from this world. Romans 5:8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for the blessing of my mother. Amen.

Mother’s Day Prayer of Tribute

 

Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come into Your holy presence today through Jesus’ Name to thank You for my mother, and for the love and selfless compassion she gives and has given in the past. If she has passed on, I give praise to God for the pleasant memories of her. Show me how I can honor my mother on this special day.
For most of us 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 is a reminder of our mother’s love. “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things endures all things.”
Read these attributes about love and give thanks to God for any that describe your mother.
She provides:
Safety and shelter
forgives over and over again
guides her children to live for the Lord
gives comfort when a child is hurt physically or emotionally
protects her children from evil
provides answers to questions  that cannot be asked of anyone else
gives affirmation to her children
offers sympathy at just the right time
has intuition to know when something is wrong.
Thank you for a mother’s love, but even more for Your love, which is far greater. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting lifeJohn 3:16.
Thank you that I can bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.