A Prayer for every Woman on Mother's Day
by Rachal Carr
On this day that often holds both joy and sorrow, expectations and longings, words spoken and much left unsaid, let's join in prayer for the women in our lives.
Heavenly Father, we come to You today especially grateful for each woman You've created. You created both male and female, and called it very good.
On this Mother's Day, in the midst of a pandemic, we pause and pray.
We pray for those paralyzed with worry and fear, those who may be among our most vulnerable, or those who are mothering a high-risk child. Remind them that You will never leave or forsake us, that You are faithful and You are Sovereign over all circumstances. (1 Timothy 6:15-16)
For the mother who unexpectedly is crisis schooling and managing her kids in quarantine, bumping up hard against her own humanity, may she experience Your tenderness. May she seek You and find Your grace sufficient for each moment. (Hebrews 4:16)
For the women whom we have never called mother but who have mothered us in a million ways, may they know how valued they are, that their faithfulness has impacted our trajectory forever. (Ephesians 4:16)
For the woman whose financial stability has just been through an earthquake, who is struggling to provide now, or whose future plans seem unsure, be to her Jehovah Jireh, her provider. May she have peace in uncertainty and strength to reach out for needed help. (Genesis 22:14, Matthew 6:25-34)
For the newest momma, with her tired eyes, whose joy is sometimes clouded by doubt, remind her that You are a good shepherd, leading her gently in peace, sustaining her. (Psalm 23)
For the women who are worn out from asking questions while answers elude, for those whose tears fall unending and are weak with sorrow, may You be their strength and sustenance. Bring healing, restoration and comfort to their souls. (Isaiah 43:1-2)
For the mother whose nest is now empty, whose porch lights are always on, who is trying to figure out what this next stage of life looks like, remind her that You have good plans and a future as she continues to seek You. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
For the mothers who feel lonely and isolated, whose reality differs dramatically from their ideal, would you gently remind them that You haven't left us alone; You are Emmanuel, God with us. (Matthew 1:23)
For the woman whose heart is bursting with joy, may she celebrate wholeheartedly, may Your praise be on her lips. (Psalm 34:1)
Almighty God, we thank you for the gift of life. You are Sovereign, You are good, and Your faithfulness endures forever. We praise You for each woman in our life: for her faith, her courage, her creativity, her laughter and her leadership. May You bless each one with the joy, grace, wisdom and peace that can only come from You.
It's in the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.