Mother’s Day Short Prayers

Mother's Day: Happy mother and child in blooming spring garden

9 Beautiful Mother’s Day Short Prayers, along with Bible Verses

Updated May 10, 2024

Mother’s day (always celebrated on the 2nd day in May), and really any day, is an ideal time to express honor and appreciation to our moms. After all, being a mother is a full-time job!

Moms do so much every day, and it would probably be fair to say that some (maybe a lot) of it goes unnoticed.

They fill the roles of: alarm clock, cook, waitress, maid, hair stylist, nurse, laundry service, chauffer, teacher, appointment manager, storyteller, household organizer, homework helper, lunch and school bag packer, peacemaker, pet caretaker, meal planner, entertainer, grocery shopper, dental hygienist, comforter, lifeguard, event planner, and the list could go on.

When we’re growing up, many of us want our mother when we’ve gotten hurt or we’re sick. They are the nurturers of the family.

And when we get older, mom is often the person we go to when we need support or we’re seeking advice. The relationship becomes more like a friendship, and we continue to have the opportunity to draw wisdom from her.

loving mother and son

The following verse uses the image of a mom and child to symbolize the love between God and one of His children:

Instead, I am content and at peace. As a child lies quietly in its mother’s arms, so my heart is quiet within me. Psalm 131:2

Take this opportunity to say (or write down) one or more Mother’s Day Short Prayers for your mom! It will surely be a blessing for her.

May God abundantly bless all those who fill the role of mother! ❤

Mother’s Day Short Prayers

  1. Heavenly Savior,

    I thank You for the precious gift of my mother!

    She is full of unconditional love, wisdom, and joy.

    Time was spent teaching me many things,

    But the most important of these was faith in You.

    I pray, Lord, that You would bless her richly.


    You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

    mother hugging daughter on beach

  2. Loving Father,

    My mother is so beautiful – inside and out.

    No one else on earth can nurture and comfort like she can.

    She gives the best hugs and has made many sacrifices.

    I am so grateful for the blessing that she is,

    And I thank You for placing her in my life.


  3. Faithful Lord,

    You gave me such a marvelous gift in my mother.

    Her level of love and dedication is extraordinary.

    When I have something on my mind or I’m feeling sad,

    She is always there for me, no matter what.

    I am so thankful for who she is, a reminder of Your love.


    As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13

  4. Divine Redeemer,

    My mother is such a wonderful example of Your love.

    The bond we share is unique, she means the world to me.

    She shows me Your grace in so many ways,

    And, for that, I will always be grateful.

    She will forever hold a special place in my heart.


    Young son gives tulips to his mother on Mother's Day

  5. God of Love,

    In Your infinite wisdom, You gave me the perfect mother.

    She has thought of and sacrificed for me constantly.

    Her value is immeasurable, her purpose is divine.

    She is such an excellent reflection of Your love and grace.

    I will forever cherish memories made with my dearly-loved mom.


    When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. Proverbs 31:26

  6. Everlasting King,

    I want to thank You for the mother You gave me.

    She is such a great source of encouragement, wisdom, and kindness.

    The support she has shown me through the years is invaluable.

    Her love towards me is a glimpse of Your great love.

    My desire is to show her honor today and every day.


  7. Holy Messiah,

    When You gave me my mother, You gave a huge blessing.

    Her love is constant and true, I can depend on her.

    She always has my best interest at heart, just like You do.

    I know that she is watching out for me and has my back at all times.

    My prayer is that she would know just how much she is loved.


    So the Lord answers, “Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you. Isaiah 49:15

    Mother and young daughter in park

  8. Compassionate Father,

    I come into Your presence with a very thankful heart.

    The mother You blessed me with is a gift of heavenly grace.

    She has taught me so many things, but most importantly,

    The way she lives her life is such a powerful example of Your love.

    She has said many prayers for me and made many sacrifices.

    I pray that You would bless her richly today and always.


  9. Ever-present Lord,

    I thank You for the beautiful gift of life

    You gave to me through my mother.

    When I think of her and all that she has done,

    One of the first things that comes to my mind

    Is her great warmth and the tender affection she has shown.

    She truly has a servant’s heart, and it shows in so many ways.

    May she know Your protection and favor each and every day.


Mother’s Day Short Prayers

I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Thank you, and it is my prayer that you and your mother have a very blessed Mother’s Day! ❤

You may also like:

Prayers for Mothers

Beautiful Scripture-based Prayers for Moms

Prayers for Our Family

List of Essential Things to Learn about Prayer

To read another prayer from Focus On The Family, click here: A Mother’s Day Prayer

Here is the beautiful song “A Mother’s Love” by Jim Brickman. Enjoy! 🙂

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