As a mom of a beautiful one year old girl, I pray a lot. Motherhood is a wonderful journey full of responsibility and selflessness. I’ve learned more about myself and how I desperately need Jesus every step of the way. I wanted to share these prayers with you and my hope is that you will be encouraged in your journey as a mom.
I think most moms can relate to worrying about their children. I sure do whether they’re inside or outside the womb. Don’t feel ashamed of your worry, after all, it’s caused by your love for your children. However, your worry can become anxiety and God says in Phillipians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpassses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” I pray for peace in times of worry and uncertainty.
“Lord, I know that You are in complete control. However, often times I want to be in control. I ask that You calm my heart and give me peace that passes all understanding. I lay before You all of my worry, anxiety, fears, and doubts. I trust that if I have a reason to worry that You will show me. If there is no reason to worry, then please remove it from my mind and heart.”
It’s very easy to become exhausted as a mom. Especially with a newborn, you don’t get a lot of rest since you’re literally awake day and night. It can become physiclly, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually draining. However, God can give us the rest we need everyday! We find our rest in Jesus and he wants us to come to Him. He says in Mathew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
“Lord, I come to You completely exhausted. I know that I can find rest in You. Fill me with Your love and give me the energy to serve You well in my role as a mother.”
We could all be more patient with our children. It becomes harder the more we say, “No” to the same thing over and over again. We can ask God for patience in these times when it’s hard!
“Lord, thank You for being patient with me in times of disobedience. Help me be patient like You are with me. Thank You for having a plan for me and my children. I praise You and thank You for the gift of being the mom of such beautiful babies.”
Sometimes I can be hard on myself if I make a mistake as a mom. I have high standards and fail often. I’m so thankful that I am saved by grace through faith. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8. Wow, what a gift, indeed!
“Lord, I can’t raise my kids without You. Forgive me for my failures and guide me. Thank You for Your grace and forgiveness. Fill me with Your love as I partner with my husband to raise our kids!”
Sometimes I day dream about the things our kids could do. Maybe they’ll play an instrument, dance, sing, or play sports! I love the thought of them liking these things, but in reality, God might have a totally different plan for them than I do. So I pray that I won’t push my desires on them, and that their desires would be for God.
“Lord, I love our kids. I trust that You have a plan for their life. May they desire You more than anything and seek Your guidance. Don’t allow my desires for them to get in the way of what You want for them. I surrender my personal desires for them to You.”