Being a mom is one of the most important roles there is and ever will be — and with that can come huge pressure from all the responsibility that goes with it.
These prayers for new moms will renew your strength and purpose, lift it all up to Him in prayer, trust Him, and watch His beautiful plans unfold right before your very eyes.
5 Prayers For New Moms
If there is someone in your life who calls you “Mom”, then you are blessed beyond measure. Also, you probably know all too well how it feels to be incredibly overwhelmed.
Having someone so little look up to you, depend on you, trust in you completely, and know that you have been entrusted with this little one in your life, well, that can be very overwhelming.
Add to that all the powerful emotions that motherhood can bring because of the insurmountable amount of love you have for your baby, and all of this can sometimes carry you away or even make you feel lost or helpless.
New Mom Prayers:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
When we enter motherhood, a new person is born: A Mom. No longer who the person you used to be, you are thrust into a new role that you’ve never taken on before!
Though you try to prepare and learn and ready ourselves, nothing ever truly prepares you for the wonder of motherhood.
So, of course, there will be moments that you feel lost or uncertain. Are you doing what you should be doing?
Are you doing right for your little one? Are you on the right path as you go on your motherhood journey?
In these moments, remember that though you may feel like you are losing your way, God will always lead you the right way.
You shouldn’t worry about figuring things out on Your own. You don’t have to — lift it all up to Him, trust Him completely, and He will bless your journey.
Lord, I feel lost. Sometimes I’m not sure about the choices I make, or if what I am doing is what is right for my baby. But through all my uncertainties and confusion, I know that You are the right path. You will light my way. It is not my way that should be, but Yours and Yours alone. With all my heart, I trust You. I lift everything up to Your will. Please always be beside me and guide me as I grow and flourish as a mother for my little one. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
“Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” – Psalm 37:5
Prayers Against Worrying:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:6-7
If there’s one thing moms are very familiar with, it’s worry. Motherhood can open gates to a whole new capability and capacity for worry that you may not have experienced before!
Suddenly, things that you used to be relatively calm and chill about can now bring about overwhelming anxiety. Anything that concerns your child, your family, can make your heart so anxious, and with good reason: After you became a mom, your priorities shifted and your life changed.
That little one you hold close to you, that family you are nurturing, those are what matter most. And you always want them to be safe and protected.
The more anxious you are, the more you worry, the more you need to come to the Lord in prayer.
Lift up all your worries and cares to Him, and He will comfort you and keep you, and take care of you and your family.
Turn your anxious, weak heart to Him, and His peace and grace will fill your heart.
Lord, my heart is filled with worry and anxiety. Being a mom is the most important role I will ever have, and I want to always be able to protect my baby and keep him safe and happy. But the world is a scary place, and there are so many things which make me anxious for my little one. I cast all my cares upon You, O Lord. I lean on You and I trust You. Please grant me peace and strength, and shower me with Your grace, as I walk with You in my motherhood journey. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” – 2 Corinthians 12:8
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of [my] mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29, NIV).
We always strive to be good moms, and good people, for our little ones. But, let’s be honest, it ain’t always easy being good.
There may be times when you will be faced with a particularly difficult day or your patience has been stretched thin, or you feel you’ve been pushed to your limit. During these moments, you may find yourself saying things or doing things out of frustration, weariness, or even anger.
Know this: It’s ok. We are not perfect. Forgive yourself, and lift it all up to Him in prayer. Ask for His forgiveness, for His help in letting go of the negative emotions and thoughts.
And ask Him for wisdom and strength to do better moving forward for your little one. Remember that as a mom, you are your baby’s world.
Your baby looks up to you. We should all try our best to be the best example for them, and to be a source of goodness and strength. And with Him, we can and will be.
Lord, I am sorry for stumbling today. I don’t want for my baby to detect ill will or discontent or impatience or a lack of faith. Please always guard my mind, my heart, and my mouth. In all my actions, my words, my thoughts, please be with me and guide me. Please help me discern what my baby needs, and to always be a source of positivity and love. I want to surround my little one with goodness, forgiveness, grace, and strength, always. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” – James 1:5
Payers Against Fear:
“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” – Isaiah 41:13
Another emotion mothers are all-too-familiar with is fear.
You may feel fear that you might not be doing what you can to be the best for your baby. You may feel fear in failing your child in some way.
You may feel fear for the uncertainty of tomorrow and what the future holds for your little one. And fear can make your strength falter.
It can cripple you, and keep you from fully embracing each day and making the most out of being a mom to your baby.
Know that where there may be fear brewing, the Lord can cast away that fear completely. He gives us hope, and He gives us strength.
He holds our hand every step of the way, and He promised us to fear not, for He is the one who helps us.
Trust in His word. Trust in Him. We don’t need to fear because He is with us.
Lord, I am sorry for sometimes succumbing to fear. For sometimes letting my fear overwhelm me and even control my life and my choices. You’ve called me to be a mother, You have created our family according to Your will. I know that I don’t need to fear, because You are always with my family and me. I trust in You and in Your plans. Please cast away fear from my heart. Your hope and grace calm my weary, fear-laden soul. You are my anchor and my strength. Thank You for always holding my hand and being with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19
“Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17
Yes, being a mom will challenge you in ways you’ve never imagined. It can make you feel worried and anxious like you’ve never felt before.
It can overwhelm you with fear and uncertainty. It can make you feel tired and weary. But it will also fill you with such joy and love like you’ve never, ever thought possible.
The beauty and wonder of motherhood is greater than anything you can imagine. And it is the greatest blessing you’ve ever received.
Your baby, that little face looking up at you son trustingly, that little hand holding yours? That beautiful gift is from God. He has entrusted this tiny being to you and has blessed you with the incredible role of being Mom to your baby.
Our Father in heaven is great. His love and mercy are constant and unwavering. And He has blessed you with the most amazing gift of all: Your precious little one.
Come to Him with a grateful heart. Always give thanks to Him, and know that He will always be with You.
You’re doing great, Momma.
Lord, I come to you with a heart full of gratitude and joy. Thank you for my little one. Thank you for blessing me with the gift of motherhood. Thank you for Your enduring grace, goodness, and mercy. Thank you for Your guidance and for lighting my way. Thank You for your endless protection, care, and love. Please forgive me when I stumble, and always be with me. Renew my weary spirit, and fill me with Your grace. With You and You alone, I know I can be the best mom for my baby. I need You, I worship You, I trust You Lord. Praise God to whom all blessings flow. I love you, O Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” – 2 Corinthians 9;15
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” – Psalm 118:1
As you embrace your new role completely, keep in your heart that the Lord is always there for You, and keep these prayers for new moms close.
He is the one who has chosen you to be a mother to that baby you hold in your arms.
He knows You can do it, because He is with you every minute of every day. Turn to Him.
There is no limit to the infinite greatness of His love for you and your child, and no limit to the amazing things He can and will do for your little one through you.
Keep these prayers for new moms with you, and know that our prayers are with you, too. May God bless you and your family always, Momma!