Real talk: Being a mom can be the toughest, yet most rewarding job of our lives. Some days are filled with laughter, playing and smiles, while others are filled with tantrums, tears and time out sessions. Some days I feel like I’m nailing this mom thing and others I have no clue what I’m doing. I have found myself yelling things like “No, No…don’t stick your hands in the toliet”, I have lost my patience, I have felt defeated and I have been flat out wrong at times. I’m here to share with you that if you have felt these feelings too, you are not alone. I think we all have at some point in our motherhood journey. I have found on these tougher days, it helps me to combat my feelings of inadequacy with prayer. Here are 7 prayers for yourself as a mom:
Prayer for Grace
Lord, Your Grace is amazing. It is overwhelming how much you love and care for me. Please grant me grace that only comes from you. I find myself feeling inadequate and constantly second guessing my parenting. In these moments, give me grace where I need it Lord and please help me extend grace to my children and my spouse. Help me be kind to myself. Help me to share your amazing grace with my family and show them what it tangibly means. Thank you for Your Grace. Amen.
Lord, I confess that as a parent most of the time I feel like I have no idea what I am doing and that is hard for me. I like to be in control, I like to have the answers. God, give me your wisdom. I don’t always know the right answer as a parent. Sometimes, there just seems like no good answer or I feel overwhelmed. In those moments, give me wisdom. Help me make the best decision for our family. Help me to seek you in all things and follow your will. In your name I pray, Amen.
Lord, I confess that at times it is easy for me to loose patience. I feel like I daily struggle with keeping my patience through the grind. I get tired, I get down, and I just snap. Please help me become a more patience person and mom. When kids are constantly calling my name and there are piles of laundry to be done, give me peace. Teach me how to focus on things above and soak in what really matters in my day. Help me to feel content and give me patience. Amen.
Lord, between the errands, the chores, the kids, my marriage, my family, and my friends, I feel torn. I feel like I am constantly on the move and giving everything I have. It is easy for me to feel like I am last and have no energy to make it through the day. Please give me energy for the day. I know that all life and breath comes from you. Lord, in the chaos and in the busy seasons of life, please grant me what I need for today. Restore me, O Lord. Amen.
Lord, I confess that sometimes I grumble. Sometimes, I find no joy in doing the dishes, or brushing little teeth. Change my attitude Lord. Bless me with a servant heart and attitude. My desire is to serve my family well with heart of praise to you. It is such a joy and blessing to be able to do things for my family and I pray that I would always take the position of a servant. I pray that I would always feel grateful for the opportunity to use my strengths for our family. Amen.
God. Some days are hard. Some days I run on a few hours of sleep. It is hard. Today is hard. Give me strength. Give me physical strength, give me emotional strength. I need you. I desperately need your presence and your hand to hold me up. I confess that I cannot do it on my own. I need you. Please Lord, be with me today. Amen.
Lord, I know that true joy comes from you and being in your presence. I just ask for joy Lord. I ask for joy in my day displayed through laugher, kindness and appreciation. I also pray for joy through our trials. I know that joy isn’t solely based on things going my way, its based on my position with you. God, grant me a joyful heart in all times. Amen.
My prayer is that these simple little prayers would inspire and spark your conversation God. I like to keep sort of an open dialogue with God throughout the day and these are a few of the types of prayers I pray throughout the day. They help calm my soul. If you are still feeling overwhelmed, here is another post I have written, To The Overwhelmed Mom.