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Prayers for Moms

Today I want to talk to you about prayers for moms.

As moms, we need God’s help everyday to raise our kids to serve Him. We constantly need to boosts that prayer gives us.

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*Bonus Resources*

War Room Prayers: Learn how to start a war room for prayer. This article has tips for making your war room a success as well as ideas for what to do in your war room.

How to Cover Your Home in Prayer: Learn how to pray for every room in your house. This article will help you pray the blessings and protection of God over your home and family.

There are many topics you can pray about, and I’ve found several to be very effective for helping mothers. Here are 5 things to pray for as moms:

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Pray for Vision

Proverbs 29:18 (Message Version):

If people can’t see what God is doing,
    they stumble all over themselves;
But when they attend to what he reveals,
    they are most blessed.

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Praying for vision will help us know what God wants for our children rather than what we want.

It can be easy to envision what we want for our kids. We know how we want them to act, what we want them to do, and who we want to be as mothers. But when we pray for God’s vision, we can follow His plan instead.

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Pray for Energy

Can I get an amen?

Mothers know the value of a good nap and a strong cup of coffee. Being a mother is a lot of work, and it can be exhausting.

Isaiah 40:31 say, “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Pray that God will give you the strength and energy to be the best mother you can be.

People often misquote the Bible verse that says God will not give you more than you can endure, but that verse is talking about temptations.

God gives us more than we can handle all the time. If He didn’t, why would we need Him? God gives us more than we can handle on our own so we have to lean on Him.

If being a mother feels like more than you can handle, bring your weariness to God and ask to be renewed with energy.

Pray for Wisdom

James 1:5 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

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We know that there is nothing too big for God, but there is also nothing to small for Him.

He cares about everything that troubles you. If you need help developing a laundry system that won’t leave you stressed and overwhelmed, pray that God will help you find a routine that works for your family.

That’s exactly what I had to do when our family grew as we started fostering and our laundry situation was getting out of control. God knew it was important to me, and He helped me develop a system.

Take every struggle you have to God and ask for His wisdom so you can make the best decisions possible.

Pray for Financial Responsibility

When you have a family, you have even more pressure to be a good steward of what God gives you so your family is well taken care of.

Sometimes as families grow, mothers have to figure out how to go from two incomes down to one. Sometimes, both parents have to work, and you might have to figure out how to budget daycare.

Pray that God will help you manage your finances in a responsible way that will provide for your family’s needs.

Pray for a Kind Heart

1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

This is probably what I pray for the most.

We’ve all had those days when we’ve told our children to do something over and over again, and nothing seems to be working. You might end up feeling overworked and frustrated.

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We have to be careful that the frustrations of motherhood don’t harden our hearts. We want to remain kind and loving. Pray that God will help you handle your struggles with grace and kindness.

Pray for Creativity

Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Use what your heavenly Father gave you. God gave you creativity, and He intends for you to do great works.

Sometimes, motherhood takes creativity. Pray that God will give you inspiration to help you mother more effectively.

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Do you ever come up with mom hacks? Mom hacks are creative ways to solve mothering problems and make things easier. If you need more, pray for them. If you already have some, head over to the Girl of Grace Facebook group and share them.

Pray for Patience

Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

What does it mean to clothe yourself in patience?

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You may not naturally have patience, but you can put it on like clothes and wear it throughout your day.

Some people say that you shouldn’t pray for patience because God will give you struggles to develop patience within you, but this is wrong. Pray that God will give you His patience to help you create a peaceful home.

Pray for Your Marriage.

Hebrews 13:4 says that marriage should be honored by all. It is clear that God values marriages.

I know that it is tempting to take care of your kids before your marriage. Their needs seem urgent, but your marriage should come first. If your marriage suffers, your children will, too.

Pray that God will help you deepen and strengthen your marriage. Ask Him to help you be intentional about making time for your spouse, and ask for His guidance to solve your disagreements.

Related: Help Your Husband Connect with Your Kids

Pray for Hope for the Future

Hebrews 6:19 says, “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.”

It is difficult to not be anxious when thinking about your children’s futures. The world is a scary place, and if feels like it is getting scarier.

I used to worry about what would happen to my children when they grew up and went out into the world. It feels like the world is continually getting worse, and I wasn’t sure how my children would handle it.

Than God spoke to my heart and told me, “Don’t worry. Your children will be on the offensive, not the defensive.”

That changed how I needed to pray.

We need to pray for hope for the future, and we need to trust that God is in control. Even if the future looks frightening, God will give us hope for a future lived with Him.

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Start Praying

As mothers, we need prayer. After late nights when the baby won’t sleep, struggles with a child’s attitude, problems in our marriages, and the many other difficult situations we face, we need prayer.

Use this article to inspire you prayer time. I hope this article blessed you, and I can’t wait to talk to you next time.

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