25 Positive Quotes About Mothers' Prayers
“The king upon his throne has no higher work than has the mother,” writes Ellen White. That’s because a parent's work—shaping the child’s character—is of the utmost importance. Some mothers use prayer to access the divine power that enables them to be the best parent they can. In the following quotes, children and other observers reflect on positive memories of mothers' prayerful devotion.
1. “I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ―Abraham Lincoln
2. “God does hear and answer prayers. . . From childhood, at my mother's knee where I first learned to pray . . . I know without question that it is possible for men and women to reach out in humility and prayer and tap that Unseen Power.” ―Ezra Taft Benson
3. “Some of my earliest and fondest memories of my mother are of her kneeling at the side of her bed every night and praying . . . but I never could make out the words. Today, being married to an addict myself, I'm pretty sure I know exactly what she was praying.” ―Barbara Bice
4. “During all those years of struggle and heartache, my mother never worried. She took all her troubles to God in prayer." ―Dale Carnegie
5. "My mother taught me a prayer as a child that I prayed at night. . . 'Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take . . . The choice was not whether to fall into sleep but how: in trust and hope or in fear and despair." ―Ben Patterson
6. “Getting Pee Wee’s mandolin wasn’t an answer to my prayer; it was an answer to my mother’s prayer.” ―Ricky Skaggs
7. “My mother knew when to listen and when to pray and when to help. I wonder how many people knew the compassion [my mother] held for them and how hard, in the privacy of her God Box, she prayed for them and their struggles.” ―Mary Lou Quinlan
8. "To this day, even though I am grown and have two children of my own, whenever I travel somewhere distant or am undertaking a major project, my mother will sit me down, lay hands on me, and say a prayer of blessing.” ―Francisco J. García Jr.
9. “I’m thinking about my late spiritual mother . . . A woman of prayer, a woman of integrity, a woman of authority and the spiritual midwife who helped many people in giving birth to their dreams and their destinies and that including myself.” ―Euginia Herlihy
10. “And, dear Lord, if I could just add a prayer for my son, Noah," my mother went on . . . "Dear Lord, please let him find someone to settle down with. Someone kind and caring and beautiful. Someone smart. Someone who remembers when it's Sunday." ―Melanie Harlow
11. "From the time of my earliest memories, she impressed upon me one rule above all others: when I woke from sleep, my first duty was to pray to God for spiritual nourishment and blessings . . . my mother would never relent . . . She planted in me, and tended in my early life, a profound love and fear of God." ―Sadhu Sundar Singh
12. "Momma believed in the goodness of people and she believed in the prayer of protection, that wherever she was, God was, too." ―Robin Roberts
13. "Cornered mothers pray for strange things.” ―Nadia Hashimi
14. “Good mothers know all about patience . . . they know about keeping a vigil over a cot all night, praying that the doctor's medicine will work.” ―Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
15. "Mothers and aunts tell us about infancy and early childhood, hoping we won't forget the past when they had total control over our lives and secretly praying that because of it, we'll include them in our future.” ―Rita Mae Brown
16. “I was also told that there is no greater prayer than that of a mother for her children. These are the purest prayers because of their intense desire and, at times, sense of desperation. A mother has the ability to give her heart to her children and to implore mightily before God for them.” ―Betty J. Eadie
17. “Mothers care in volumes of tears and earnestness of prayers and a depth of emotion others cannot fathom.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich
18. “The simple, daily influences of prayer, persuasion, and promoting of godly values are the most powerful tools a mother can use to unleash the potential of her children.” ―David Jeremiah
19. "These are the spots a mother is immediately drawn to whenever her child is sick, after she presses her face against his to feel for a fever, silently praying it's just a cold.” ―Holly Kennedy
20. “What is more powerful than the love of a mother? Perhaps only God's hand in answering her earnest pleadings on your behalf.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich
Remembered In Songs
I never can forget the voice
That always made my heart rejoice;
Tho’ I’ve wandered, God knows where,
Still I remember mother’s prayer.
―W. S. Weeden
From the north to the south
from the west to the east
hear the prayer of the mothers
bring them peace
bring them peace
―Yael Deckelbaum et al.
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.
―Carole Bayer Sager
A precious little boy tucked in his mother’s arm
Listens as she asks her Lord to keep him safe from harm
He looks at her in wonder as he hears his momma pray
For God to bless the baby girl who will marry him someday:
Keep her safe, make her strong . . .
For she’s the one who will grow into the woman
Who will stand beside my son.
―Bonnie J. Barbey
Before you close your eyes to sleep
I have a promise still to keep
As I hold you in my arms
I pray your little frame grows strong
And faith take hold while you are young
This is my prayer for you.
―Keith Getty et al.
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