The Power of a Mother’s Prayer

My mother’s prayers shaped me in more ways than I will ever know. 

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Posted in , May 7, 2015

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Mothers are praying warriors. They know there isn’t a problem, issue or situation that God can’t handle. My mother embodied this spirit. She taught us the power of prayer.

If we were sick, she prayed for our healing. If we had financial problems, she prayed for God’s provision. When a decision had to be made, she prayed that God would guide our footsteps and help us not lean on our own understanding.

As a child I often would find my mom on her knees asking God to bless her family, marriage and children. While doing household chores, she prayed silently as she washed dishes, mopped the floor or cooked.

Early in my preaching ministry, my mom prayed, “Lord bless my son and give him the words that can lift up others.” Today, she continues to pray for our family without missing a need. She knows the truth of James 5:16, that the fervent prayers of the righteous are powerful!

Where would we be without our mothers’ prayers? Mothers pray before their children are born, during their childhood years and continue praying until the Lord calls them home. I am convinced that no one knows more about the power of prayer than mothers.

The lyrics to "A Mother’s Prayer" sung by Celine Dion powerfully express the heart of a mother:   

I pray you'll be my eyes
And watch her where she goes
And help her to be wise
Help me to let go

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows
Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she'll be safe

I pray she finds your light
And holds it in her heart
As darkness falls each night
Remind her where you are

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows
Need to find a place
Guide her with your grace
Give her faith so she'll be safe

Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she'll be safe

My mother’s prayers shaped me in more ways than I will ever know. What prayer do you remember most from your mother? How did your mom’s prayer impact your life? What is your prayer for your family? Share with us.

Lord, thank you for praying mothers and their example of faith, love and hope. Bless them today and on their special day. 

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