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Mother's Day Prayer

This page features several prayers for use on Mother's Day, suitable for church services and as messages in cards and gifts. The first prayer reflects on the many different stages and types of motherhood - from new mums with babes, through to the challenge of teenage years and grandma and aunty mum's! There is also a short prayer of strength for all mums, an inspiring Irish blessing, and two prayers for toddlers and children to give on Mothering Sunday.

Mother’s Day Prayer

(suitable as an opening prayer in a church service or meeting)

Lord, thank you for all mothers.
For the new ones, who endure sleepless nights with infants in arms.
For the busy ones, who juggle the pressures of home and family life.
For the steadfast ones, who nurture and care for our special vulnerable children.
For the patient ones, who always seek to forgive and engage with their pre-teens.
For the persistent ones, who cleverly find new ways to connect with their mini-adults.
For the mother aunts, who step in to cradle and care for nieces and nephews.
For all grandmas, who love and support their precious grandchildren.
For the foster mums that are called to gather and cover the fragile ones.
For the Sunday mums who care for our children and lead them in faith.
For the mums who give far beyond their own resources, who overcome disability to cherish and love.

Thank you Lord for all our beautiful mothers. Help us to support them and keep them in our prayers. May you bless them now on this their special day.


(a Mothering Sunday prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Short Prayer for Strength for all Mother’s

Lord, thank you that you are with us as we mother,
For you know us, love us and care for us.
May we learn to rest in your care,
And to lean on you as we give out to our children.
May we know your peace in the chaos,
Your truth in the challenge,
And your hope in the hardship.

(a prayer for mothers from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

An Irish Blessing

A beautiful prayer suitable for giving on Mother's Day:-

Irish Blessing May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Abraham Lincoln

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

The words of this famous blessing set to music:-

visit Prayerscapes to download the mp3 or film of this track.

When is Mother's Day?

Mother's Day has it's origins as a public holiday in the U.S.A. and most countries celebrate this day on the second Sunday of May, or in March. Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration and almost always occurs in March, and falls on the third Sunday in Lent. For a full list of dates, please see this guide.

child praying

discover more prayers for children to say here

A Prayer for My Mummy

(a short Mother's Day prayer suitable for young children to write or say about their mum)

Dear God,

Thank you for my mummy.
She looks after me, plays with me,
Listens to me, and makes me laugh.
She works very hard and sometimes she gets tired.

Please give her good sleep.
Help her at work.
Give her happy times,
And lots of hugs and kisses.


(a Mothering Sunday prayer for young children from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Mother's Day Prayer

(a simple prayer for older children to say or write as a message in a card)

Dear God,
Thank you for my mum.
She works so hard to take care of me.
Help me to be more thoughtful of her,
To notice when she is tired, and be kind and helpful.
Help me to cheer her up with hugs and humour when she is down.
To spend time with her, and to listen to her worries.
To give to her, and to thank her each day.
Help me to do nice things for her.

She is a good mum.
Please look after her,
Help her at work.
Help her to rest,
And give her health and happiness every day.


(a Mother's Day prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)