Mothers Day

Most Powerful Mother’s Day Prayers

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There is but one and only one,
whose love will fail you never.

Most Powerful Mother’s Day Prayers

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are cherished everyday, just as they are blessed for all eternity. Pray these Most Powerful Mother’s Day Prayers for your mother or for any other mother you know. Your intercessory prayer is powerful; and your love will be rewarded.

Hold My Mother Close

Heavenly Father,
Hold my mother close to Your heart
as I hold her close to mine.
Let her know today and every day
how much we love her.
Lord, comfort her mind and reassure her
that her motherly care was everything
we needed and wanted
and that we love her dearly.

Lord, comfort her body as she ages
and grant her health and vitality
as she goes through her days here on earth.
Bring all good things to my precious mother,
Dear God, and bless her every day, in every way.

A Simple Yet Powerful Prayer for Mothers

All-loving God, we give You thanks and praise for mothers young and old.

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; may they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; may they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; may they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes away every tear.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.

We remember mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love from above. Amen.

A Prayer of Gratitude for Mothers

Good and gentle God,

We pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women of history who have joined with You in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who took on human flesh through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertainty of life that having children always brings.

Give our mothers the strength to live courageously and to be loved in return, maybe not perfectly, but humanly.

Give them the faithful support of family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.

Give them Your divine joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, Lord, give them the wisdom to turn to You for help when they need it most.

It is in Your good and Holy Name we pray, Amen.

An Irish Blessing

There is but one and only one,
whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun
with constant fond endeavor.

There is but one and only one,
on earth there is no other.
In Heaven noble work was done
when God gave us a Mother.

-Author Unknown

A Prayer for Our Mothers

Where would we be without our mother’s love?
Lord, bless our mothers with wisdom to teach and guide their children in a way that will help them to follow You and to become men and women who will be pleasing in Your sight.
Give all mothers the patience to deal with the difficulties of their job and, most of all, give them a special blessing as they care so lovingly for the special gifts, their children, that You have allowed them the honor of raising. Amen.

-Author Unknown

To the Moms Who Are Struggling

To the Moms who are struggling, and to all those filled with incandescent joy.
To the Moms who are remembering children who have died, and pregnancies that miscarried.
To the Moms who decided other parents where the best choice for their babies, and to the Moms who adopted those children and loved them fierce.
To those experiencing frustration or desperation with infertility.
To those who knew they never wanted kids, and the ways they have contributed to our shared world.
To those who mothered colleagues, mentees, neighborhood kids, and anyone who needed it — spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, physically or otherwise.
To those remembering Mothers no longer with us.
To those moving forward from Mothers who did not show love, or those hurt by those that should have shown love.
Today is a day to honor the unyielding love and care for others in “Motherhood” — wherever we have found it, and in whatever ways we have found to cultivate it within us. Lord be with us. Lift up our prayers for all Mothers experiencing motherhood of all kinds, and all those giving You glory by their love.

Prayer to the Mother of the Lord – A Mother for all mothers

Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you.
We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood.
Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace.
Dear Heavenly Mother, thank you for your Fiat — your “Yes” — to the invitation of the angel which brought Heaven to earth and changed human history.
You opened yourself to God’s Word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Dear Mother, intercede for all of our mothers and for those of us who are mothers.
Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they can join with you in giving their own “Fiat.”
May they find daily strength to say “yes” to the call to sacrificial love —
the very heart of the vocation of motherhood.
May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.
On this Mother’s Day, Mother of the Word Incarnate,
Pray for us who have recourse to you …
In the precious Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Suggested Petitions for Mother’s Day

For our mothers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them reverence and love, and others who show us a mother’s love, we pray to the Lord.

For adoptive mothers and for the women who wish to give birth but experience challenges, that they know your care, we pray to the Lord.

For mothers who have lost a child through death, that their faith may give them hope, and their family and friends support and console them, we pray to the Lord.

For those who wish to serve as mothers, but are not able to do so, that they know your comfort, we pray to the Lord.

For mothers who have died, that God may bring them into the joy of His Kingdom, we pray to the Lord.

For the Conversion of a Child – A Prayer from Mother to Child

Heart of Jesus, I humbly kneel before Thee, adoring Thee as the Heart of my Lord and God.
Pardon the sins by which I have offended Thee and rendered myself unworthy of Thy blessings. For Thine Own sake, for the honor and glory of Thine infinite mercy, listen to my prayer for grace and salvation for my child who has strayed. From all eternity Thou hast loved him (her); have mercy on him (her) now. Thou wantest my son (daughter) to be converted and live. Effect in him (her) what Thou hast decreed. From the Cross Thou drew all to Thyself; loosen the bonds in which he (she) lies chained. Thou hast bought him (her) at a great price; take possession of Thy property. Lead him (her) to the fountain of pardon and grace which Thou hast opened in Thy Church that he (she) may receive new life.

Heart of Jesus, listen to the prayers of Thy Blessed Mother and of Thy Saints for this my child. Listen to my prayers, for Thou canst not hear unmoved a mother’s prayer for her child. Grant me what is dearest to me on earth, the salvation of my child, and I will eternally praise Thy Holy Name. Amen.

To all the Mothers out there, God bless you!

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