Heavenly Father, I kneel before You grieved in my spirit and with deep pain in my heart, due to the loss of my son, whom I loved so dearly and who has been taken from me so cruelly.
Father I know that he is in Your presence now, but I have been left with a gaping hole in my life that is hard to express and impossible to explain.. and yet I know that You grieved over the death of Your dearly beloved Son, Who gave His life as a ransom for others so that we might believe in Him and be given life everlasting – and in my heart I know that there is no-one who understand the loss of a son like You and there is no one who can comfort the heart of those that are grieving more than our heavenly Father – for You are the God of all comforts, Who comforts us in all our afflictions and pain.
Lord I know that there are others also who are going through this same, deep sadness and loss of their sons too, and I want to lift each and every one up to You and pray that You would comfort every mother and father who has had to go through the devastating loss of their son.
Thank You that Your grace and pity is beyond our understanding and that Your peace can calm each aching heart and still the troubled mind of all who are grieving.. and we pray that in a wonderful way You would meet the needs of each one at this time of loss, and draw them into a closer walk with Yourself - this I ask in the name of Your own, dearly beloved Son – Jesus Christ my Lord,
Loving Lord, I know that You have ordained that families consist of two parents, but I find myself alone with no loving partner as I would desire.. and a future that seems lonely and bare. I pray for Your strength and guidance to provide for me and my children, for I know that I can not manage to do this alone. I am depending on You Father to support me through this difficult time.. and ask that You would uphold me with Your righteous right hand, every step of the way.
Heal the wounds that have bruised my heart, comfort my soul and let Your perfect peace guard my mind. Forgive me for the things that I have done wrong and for the wrong choices that I have made. Thank You that Your forgiveness is as wide as the ocean and that You do not hold my sins against me, but have washed them clean through by the precious blood of my Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Grant me grace and wisdom as I seek to rear my children in the fear and nurture of the Lord in a world that has become so antagonistic towards everything that is connected with Jesus. Provide for my physical and social needs I pray, as well as for my spiritual and emotional needs. Give me the strength and vision to move forward in my life in the knowledge that You have promised never to leave me nor forsake me – and thank You that You have taken responsibility for feeding and clothing us with all that we need – I trust You Lord Jesus and thank You for Your many precious promises.
I pray that You would guard and protect the hearts and minds of the children and that You would draw us closer together and nearer to You. Provide the sort of quality time we need with each other so that we do not drift apart but establish a lifetime love and respect for one another. Give me the courage and grace to face the challenges that will inevitably face me as a single parent and may my philosophy be such that I cast ALL my care upon You before I try to deal with it in my own strength - knowing You have promised to carry all my burdens and to give me Your perfect peace in my heart when my mind is stayed on You – this I ask in Jesus name
Heavenly Father, how I thank You for the joy I have found in this son that You gave me.. and how quickly the years have passed.. and he has grown into a man and a soldier.
I thank You for the joy I have had as I have watched him grow from his babyhood and infant years through his teenage time to manhood - and Lord my thoughts are somewhat divided as I realise that he is now in the services - a man called to serve his country and fellowman in this important and uncertain military position.
Lord I give him into Your hands and pray that You would lead and guide him, protect and support him as he takes up his position as a soldier and protector of this green and pleasant land of ours.
Father I know that he has not always been as close to You as I would have liked, but I pray that You would use this time in the army as a opportunity to draw him back to Yourself and renew his commitment to You. I pray that he may grow in grace and in a knowledge of Jesus, knowing that all who are in Christ have nothing to fear in this current evil world – for we are one in Christ. Into Your hands I commit my son in Jesus name.
How we rejoice today as we seek Your blessing on the new mothers who have just entered the threshold of motherhood and started their journey through life with a precious new-born, that has been granted by Your goodness and grace.
We praise You for the heritage and gift of children and the joy and happiness of bringing a new little life into the world. We ask Lord that You would pour out Your special blessing on all new mothers today and grant them wisdom and grace, patience and godly love as they begin the process of nurturing and encouraging, teaching and training their precious child.
May they grow in grace and make it a priority to place Jesus in the centre of their home-life, knowing that, when You are in Your rightful position that Your grace and blessing will flow in rich abundance.
May the Lord bless and keep every new mother and may His face shine upon each one and give them peace in their soul and joy of the Lord in their heart, in Jesus name we pray,
Heavenly Father, we have come to understand that there are many families that are experiencing a broken mother-daughter relationship and yet the bond between a mother and her daughter is such a blessing and should blossom into a most special affinity and closeness– and so we lift up all those that are facing this sort of distressing family rift, and ask that You would bind up any brokenness and pain in these hurting women, so that a beautiful affinity between them may be renewed and strengthened.. in the days to come.
We pray that any confrontation that has been caused by emotional stress, a lack of understanding, or a disconnection between the generations may be healed and strengthened by Your goodness and grace. We pray that when a mother-daughter relationship has been fractured that both parties would seek to discover areas in their own life where they can make changes.. so that each can start to recognise the needs of the other, and in so doing develop the special closeness between a mother and her daughter, which can be so rewarding.
We pray that in the many mother-daughter relationships that are going through such difficulties, that Jesus may receive his rightful place in each of their lives, knowing that He is the only one who can heal our hurt and restore the years that the locusts have eaten. Thank You in Jesus name,
Dear Lord Jesus, I love my mom and thank You giving me to her. Thank You for all she does for me and the food that she makes.
Thank You for giving me the best mom in the world. Please bless her every day and help her in all that she does.
Thank You, that You died for me on the cross to forgive me and rose again so that we can all be with You in heaven. Please bless us all. In Jesus' name,
Loving Lord and Father of all comfort, I come to You in the name of Jesus, to lay my mother at your feet, knowing that she has been so unwell for such a long time. I ask Lord, that You heal her of whatever it is that is troubling her. Free her I pray, from the pain and confusion she is going through, and restore her to full health and strength, for You are the God Who heals and cares.
Thank You that You love and care and comfort all Your children, and I ask that You will give my dear mother the peace in heart that only You can give. May she know that underneath are Your everlasting arms of comfort and that You have promised never to leave her or forsake her.
Help my dear mother speedily I pray, and I will give you all the praise and glory due to Your name.
God, I am all-alone, my mother had been ill and now she has died and I am all alone in the world and I am so frightened and so lonely. God, I don’t know what to do and I have no one to turn to. Please help me I pray.
Please God, I am all alone in the world and come to You to ask You to care for me and to provide for me. Help me, please, to face the future without my dear mother, who was always there for me.
You have promised that You will never leave us alone, You said, "I will not leave you as orphans." And that is what I am, an orphan and all alone.
But I will put my trust in You. I know that You were the God my mother trusted in and I know I neglected to trust You as she should have wished, to trust You as my Saviour. So Lord, I put my life in Your hands today and ask You to make Yourself known to me in the way that my mother knew You.
Thank You that You really do bring peace when sadness fills my heart. Please help me to fix my thoughts on You I pray. I ask this in Jesus' name,
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that the time has arrived for this new little life to be brought into the world and that the long months of waiting is almost over. How precious is each little life, and I thank You for this miracle of creation and love.
Thank You, that You have brought this pregnancy safely to its full term. I ask that this precious little babe would be delivered safely and without any complications, for either the mother or her baby.
I never cease to wonder at the miracle of life that secretly grows and develops within the womb, until the moment arrives when for new life to be born into the waiting world. Thank You for new life, Lord.
I pray You would be close to all mothers-in-waiting. Calm all fears, undertake for all their concerns and may each on know Your presence as they enter this beautiful state of motherhood. In Jesus' name,
Thank You Father that You are the Giver of life and the Restorer of health and that Your healing touch is still as powerful today as it was during the time when Jesus walked the earth, and laid His hands on those that were sick and healed them. And so we ask that Your blessing and grace would rest on our mother as she is facing surgery and pray that You would remain very close to her throughout the whole operation
We ask that You would be with the surgeon as he performs this surgery and provide him with the skill and dexterity to carry out the operation without any medical complications or other unforeseen difficulties. We also lift up the rest of the nursing staff and other medics that will be involved.. and pray that there will nothing to impede the operation from going smoothly and successfully.
We pray that as our mother faces this surgery that Your peace, which passes human understanding would guard her heart and her mind so that she is enabled to rest in Your unchanging love and not be disturbed or upset by all that is happening.
Be with us too as we await the outcome of the operation and may we all experience Your sufficient grace and keep our eyes looking to Jesus, knowing that He has promised to be with us through every problem of life – thank You in Jesus name,
Father, we ask You to bless all the mothers and families of soldiers who have had to wave their sons or daughters goodbye.. as they take this important and uncertain step into adulthood, and we pray Your peace and comfort as they wave them goodbye in this increasingly tumultuous world.
We pray that You would look down in love and pity on each one and on all who have been left behind and are having to wait for weeks and often for months without having news of their loved ones.
We thank You for the faithful services of all our service men and women, knowing that each one has a mother, wife, husband or family members that had to wave them goodbye, and we ask that You would minister to each mother and all other relative of soldiers who have committed their lives to serve in the armed forces – and we pray that You would graciously sustain all who are left a home – often waiting anxiously for news of them or in the hopes of their safe return.
May they turn to You for their comfort and strength and we pray that You would draw each one closer into Your arms of love during the time that their son or daughter is far away – this we ask in Jesus name.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for our mothers who untiringly love and care for us with every passing day, but today Lord, on this important “Mother’s Day”, we specially want to lift up all mothers throughout the land. Thank You for the very special role they play in the lives of their children.
Thank You for the selfless love they so often show and for the grace and encouragement they are able to give us, as well as their correction, wisdom and counsel. Thank Your for the role model they so often provide to us and to others, and for the many sacrifices they willingly make on account of their children and families.
We pray that the influence that they exercise over their children would be godly wisdom, seasoned with salt and bathed in prayer. We pray that You would provide the necessary health and strength they need to care for their families in their demanding task, and that You would grant each one multiplied grace, as they seek to carry out the many roles and responsibilities each within their own homes. This we ask in Jesus' name,
Lord, we thank You so much for mothers and for role of motherhood, and we pray for all mothers today, that You would fill their hearts with grace and love, and endue them with strength, patience, wisdom and joy.
We pray for all mothers today, and thank You for the gentle protection, wise counsel and godly correction they so often provide to their children and we pray that they would be given the grace to bring up their children in the fear and nurture of the Lord.
Thank You for the wisdom and guidance we have received from our own mothers, and for many selfless actions that they so often take on behalf of their children, and which so often goes unnoticed, unacknowledged and un-thanked.
Draw close to all mothers we pray, and fill each one with with Your love, guide and direct them as they carry out the roles and responsibilities of motherhood. Draw them into close loving fellowship with their families and with You. This we ask in Jesus' name,
Loving Lord, what a joy to have twin babies and we praise You for both these little lives. We lift up their mother and her precious duo in prayer and ask that Your grace and blessing would be poured out on them all in rich abundance.
Lord it is a double blessing to have two babies, and we praise and thank Your for the joy that these twins have brought to their parents and to all their wider family and friends. We pray that You would care for them and protect them throughout their lives and keep them free from all danger and harm.
Father how we thank You for the lives of these little twins – they are a blessing from above and the work of Your hands and we pray that they will be brought-up to know and love the Lord Jesus and to come to trust Him as their Saviour.
We ask that You would give strength and grace to their Mom as she prepares to adapt her life and routine to care for these two little ones. We pray that You would uphold her with Your righteous right hand, equip her with the wisdom and understanding, and provide her with the sufficient grace and patience to gently teach and train the precious twins in the way they should go – in Jesus name we pray,
Heavenly Father, we come to You to lift up the many women who have had to face the devastating realisation that the baby that they were carrying is no more. We lift up every woman to You, knowing what a depth of grief and sadness these mothers experience when the baby that they were so looking forward to has been lost… when the little life that they were expecting has been miscarried.
Lord You are the God of all comforts and we pray that Your special grace and solace would flood the hearts of all women who have lost the baby that they were carrying – a loss which fills each one with such grief and pain and bewilderment
Give them Your strength and courage and we ask that each one would reach out to You and take their sustenance and strength from You. Breathe into each hurting heart Your sweet kiss of hope and Your warm breath of love.. and may they cling fast to You more than ever before – trusting You to bring them through this dark period of their lives – and open up a future where their tears are changed into laughter and they sadness is changed into joy. This we ask in Jesus name
Dear Father God, thank You that You were the one that instituted the role of the family in our lives, where children are brought up in a secure home, and where loving parents provide for their children in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
Thank You also for the wider family and today Lord, I particularly want to bring before You the role of mothers-in- law within the family unit.
Sadly Lord the role of “mother-in-law” has too often become a target of cruel jokes and yet I praise You for the grace and wisdom of this special person within the extended family, who can be such a source of encouragement and wisdom, both to the parents and to their grand-children.
Give grace and wisdom to all women who have been called into the important role of Mother-in-law. Endue each one with godly virtue and gracious wisdom, so that they may to know when to offer wise counsel, while having the discernment to know when to quietly withdraw.
I pray that You would curb any critical attitude they may have towards their daughter-in law or son-in-law, but rather I pray that the role of mother-in-law may increasingly become a be a source of great help, valued encouragement and gracious wisdom. This I ask in Jesus' name,
Loving Father we know that there are many reasons that there are single mothers in the world today, who are having to bring up their families on their own.. and we lift up each one to You today.
We know that no matter what the reason for their single status and no matter what tragedies, disappointments or foolish choices may have cast a shadow over their lives, we know that it is Your desire that all come to faith in Jesus and turn from sin to Christ and live as unto the Lord
We pray that You would meet each single mother at her particular point of need. For those that have been abandoned, bereaved, neglected, hurt or abused in any way.. we ask that You would draw very close to each one. For those that have never accepted Jesus as their Saviour we pray that they would come to saving faith in Him.. and for those that may have wandered far away from Your loving arms, we pray that You would restore to them the joy of their salvation, in Christ
Provide for the needs of widows, orphans and the many single mothers that are finding difficulty to in providing for the needs of themselves and their children and we ask that in Your grace You would supply all their needs, according to Your riches in glory and for Your praise and glory – we ask this ins Jesus name.. to Whom be all honour and glory, world without end,
Loving heavenly Father, You were the one who created mothers to be the one that bring children into the world.. but through the introduction of sin there is often suffering and pain at childbirth – but we know all to often there is much more pain and suffering ahead, as the children they bear, change from the sweetness of infancy and the fun of childhood into rebellious teens.. and adult children that cause their parents much additional pain and heartache.
We lift up all those who have had to watch helplessly as their child has become rebellions and disobedient.. or has become attracted to the wrong company; been involved with addictive behaviours or engaged in some other destructive conduct. And we also know that many mothers have had to watch helplessly as their child has been overtaken with some incurable disease or been killed by a freak accident or some unknown cause.
Lord, we lift up this group of mothers whose children have caused them to go through so much suffering and pain – for whatever reason, and we pray that You would touch their hurt and heal their hearts. Bring back the prodigal; heal the sick; help the afflicted; deliver the needy; comfort the hurting heart and give them hope we pray.
Lord there is probably not mother that has never had to suffer pain through the children they have bourn – and so today we lift up all suffering mothers, and pray that You would draw near to each one and make this a day when many mothers discover a peace that only comes from You as they draw closer to Jesus, in Whose name we pray,