10 Scripture Blessings for Mothers

By Melissa McLaughlin

How do you thank a mother?

How do you thank someone who held you, nursed you, and cared for you when you could not care for yourself?

How do you thank a mother?

No mother is ever perfect, of course. But a godly mother’s love is strong, self-sacrificing, and desires the best for us- God’s best.

Perhaps you were raised and loved by a biological mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, or foster mother. Maybe you experienced love through a grandmother, aunt, friend, or spiritual mother. No matter the form of mother God placed in our lives, we thank God for these special mothers and for the gift of a mother’s love.

Remembering a Mother’s Love

We remember

  • every meal she made to nourish our bodies
  • every bedtime story she read to buoy our spirits
  • every Sunday she drove us to church to learn about Jesus
  • every doctor visit and loss of sleep to care for us when we were sick
  • every scraped knee she kissed and every tear she dried, soothing our souls
  • every self-sacrifice she made, laying down her own life, to take care of us instead

Every reminder to

  • take turns and share
  • eat our vegetables
  • do our homework
  • brush our teeth
  • turn off the TV
  • say “I’m sorry”
  • play outside for fresh air, sunshine and exercise
  • go to bed and get a good night’s rest
  • say our prayers

How do you thank a mother?

Give her a blessing. A blessing of your time and a blessing of your prayers. This is a gift that lasts for all eternity.

10 Scripture Blessings for Mothers

Below are 10 Scripture blessings to pray over your mother or mother figures in your life. If your mother is no longer living, consider other women you could bless with these Scripture prayers. If you are a husband, pray these over your wife. If you are a mother, you can pray these blessings over yourself!

I encourage you to read slowly, pause in stillness and pray each blessing over your mom and other women who have blessed your life with God’s love.

10 Scripture Blessings

1. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)

2. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3 (ESV)

3. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28 (ESV)

4. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 (ESV)

5. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13 (NIV)

6. Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:15-16 (ESV)

7. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 (ESV)

8. Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)

9. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:2-6 (NIV)

10. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)

May God bless you and your family with the love of Christ, poured out for all who will receive Him.

Additional Resources:

From a Mother’s Heart ~ A Prayer for my Children By Melissa McLaughlin

The Touch of God Through a Mother’s Hand By Melissa McLaughlin

Two Times Jesus was Amazed! What would it take? Amazing Faith! By Melissa McLaughlin

She Bows Her Head – Poem of a Mother’s Love by Melissa McLaughlin

25 Important Bible Verses About Mothers By Biblereasons.com

10 Scripture Blessings for Mothers
Photo ©Melissa McLaughlin

*Photo at the top is a lilac. Lilacs were one of my grandmother’s favorite and she had a large bush in front of her house offering fragrant joy each spring. We were also blessed to have a large lilac bush growing at the edge of our property growing up. My mom would pick huge bouquets to grace our kitchen table and we breathed in the sweet scent of love’s memories.

*Photo at the bottom – Mom and me

19 thoughts on “10 Scripture Blessings for Mothers”

  1. Good afternoon, Melissa, thank you so much for this post. I got all the warm and fuzzies. What a beautiful picture of your mom near the lilacs. May God bless you this coming weekend with love poured out from Him and from your children.

    • Oh Yvonne, I can’t wait to see what the Lord put on your heart! It’s always a sweet confirmation of the Holy Spirit’s voices when different people express similar messages at the same time. Blessings and love to you and your family this Mother’s Day!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day! I am thankful for my mother. She is in heaven now and I miss her so much. God blessed me with a wonderful mother. God has also blessed me with wonderful mentors who are like mothers. 🙂

    • Happy Mother’s Day to you, Melissa! It is truly a wonderful blessing to have a Godly mother. I was also blessed with one and I love her so! May the love of your family and the support of your mentors bring you joy.

  3. Melissa, these are beautiful thoughts shared about the sacrificial love of our mothers! I shared this with my mother and can’t wait to hear her feedback on your endearing motherhood sentiments! Happy Mother’s Day, dear sister!

    • Thank you for the words of support, Melinda! I pray this is a sweet blessing to your mom! Thank you for passing it along to her. Please tell her I am lifting you both in prayer. She must be very special to have such a wonderful daughter like you! Happy Mother’s day, dear sister!

  4. Beautiful post, Melissa. Such reflective thoughts to ponder how we thank moms and how we remind our hearts of their wise words. So these blessings straight from Scripture to pray over moms, hits home on its importance.

    • Some gifts are so great, there are just not enough words to express our gratitude. The gift of a loving mother is one of those. Yes, we say thank you to our mothers, of course! But adding God’s Word to bless them carries an eternal blessing.

  5. I thank God for my mom. She was the glue that held our family together. And she was a model for the kind of wife a son would desire.

      • Dear Melissa thank you for the beautiful message . This brings back fond memories of my dearest Mom❤️ May God bless you and your Mom and have a beautiful Mother’s day 💖

      • Dear Patricia, thank you for taking time to read and offer a kind word. Your mom must have been very special. Days like this are not easy, as you must miss her so. May God bless you with the sweetest memories of your mom, as you carry on her legacy of faith. May God comfort, bless you, and hold you near. Have a beautiful Mother’s Day.

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