Lord, we know it was never your plan for a mother to raise her children alone, but so many women like my own mother and I found ourselves in those difficult roles trying to be both parents to our children while also providing for all their needs. I pray, Father, that you would give these single moms an abundance of faith, opportunities, endurance, strength, and provision.
Being a single mom, especially of multiple children, is one of the hardest and most tiring roles there is, but it can also be a blessing to watch her children become resourceful, independent, and successful contributors to their own family and society. We know this can only happen when single moms depend on you as their spiritual Husband and Father and by bringing their children to church and letting the church family help raise and provide for them. Direct every single mom to seek and find a church that understands and applies James 1:27 “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” Amen.
7. Prayer for a Wannabe Mom
Father, there are so many women today who like Sarah, Rachel, and Hannah in the Bible are longing to be a mom. I know that emptiness as I and two of our daughters struggled with infertility wondering if we would ever be able to fulfill the role and purpose we felt you had for us to be a mommy. Lord, many of these women feel like they’re losing their sanity. We ask that the Holy Spirit help each one to regain her stability in emotions and actions. As dark as it may seem right now, help them know it won’t go on forever. You will show each one the plans you have for her that are good and not meant to harm her.
Help these wannabe moms trust your plans for their lives and relieve them of the stress, sadness, and turmoil they’re experiencing. Help them to breathe in the Holy Spirit’s peace and exhale out friction, pain, and sadness. Replace it with hope, joy, and love for their spouse. May she “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” Romans 12:12. Amen.
Love Your Mom
It’s been said that there’s nothing deeper than a mother’s love for her children. The Bible confirms, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3
As we pray for our mom, it’s important to also honor her in practical ways like patience, showing appreciation, taking time to reminisce and listen, asking her advice, and always remembering to say “I love you, mom!”
Her children arise and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28
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