25 Positive Quotes About Mothers' Prayers

Updated on March 27, 2020
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Enjoys these quotes and reflections about praying mothers.
Enjoys these quotes and reflections about praying mothers. | Source

“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.

“I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ―Abraham Lincoln
“I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ―Abraham Lincoln | Source

First-Person Memories

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

“A mother has the ability to give her heart to her children and to implore mightily before God for them.” ―Betty J. Eadie
“A mother has the ability to give her heart to her children and to implore mightily before God for them.” ―Betty J. Eadie | Source

Observations

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

Guide her with your grace, to a place where she'll be safe. ―Carole Bayer Sager
Guide her with your grace, to a place where she'll be safe. ―Carole Bayer Sager | Source

Remembered In Songs

21.

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

22.

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.

23.

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

24.

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

25.

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.

© 2020 Dora Weithers

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    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      3 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Peggy. We appreciate our parents for giving us a good start in our prayer lives. Our prayers as well as theirs also support us in our adult lives.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      My mother and father always had us kneel at the bedside and say our nightly prayers together. We also prayed before meals. There are many good quotes listed here.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Tamara, for you and other mothers like you. The earlier we introduce our children to God, the better.

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      BBYCGN 

      4 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Dora, this is a beautiful and mighty post; it inspires me greatly since I can remember praying with my children when they were young babes. Despite human error, and mistakes, there is nothing like that of a mother’s love. God knows this since we are His Children, and He, our Father.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Rachelle, a wish might well be a prayer, someone said. Pray for it. I'm praying too.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      “During all those years of struggle and heartache, my mother never worried. She took all her troubles to God in prayer."

      I wish I had Dale Carnegie's mother's strength of belief...

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Yogitech, happy to bring back positive memories of your childhood. Your Mom was certainly one of your blessings.

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      Yogitech 

      4 months ago from Mumbai

      Really a heart touching article and made me remember of my childhood when my mom use to do this.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Chitrangada, thanks for your beautiful comment. It is worth repeating that "Nothing can be compared to the selfless love of the mothers."

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful and heart touching article and quotes. I loved all of them. Can relate to all of it, as a mother and as a daughter.

      Nothing can be compared to the selfless love of the mothers, for their children. Mothers are always praying for the welfare of their children. And, their prayers are heard, for sure.

      Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful article.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      True, Rajan. I've never heard anyone get upset because their mothers prayed. We all experience positive outcomes.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Nithya. We do rely on our mothers' prayers. We're feel so much safer, so much more confident when we know that our mothers are praying (or have prayed) for us.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Brenda, I think we all agree with you. Thank God for our praying mothers.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Almost all of us, I believe, have fond memories of our mothers praying for our welfare at all times. Some very touching quotes.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 months ago from Dubai

      Beautiful quotes and song verses about a mother's prayers, thank you for sharing. My mother's prayers keep me safe and strong.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      5 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ms. Dora,

      I so enjoy reading these quotes.

      Prayer helps get us through many times. I don't know if there is a greater love than a mother's love.

      Her thoughtfulness and prayers keep a family strong.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Bill, I'm sorry that you missed out on sharing your life with your mom. Thank God for her prayers and for the prayers of the mother figures who compensated.

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      William Kovacic 

      5 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      You shared some very wise quotes here, Dora. My mother passed when I was very young. I don't remember her praying, but I know she did. It's every mother's privilege - and responsibility.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Blogchick, I think you're right. It is difficult to go for one day without praying. We'll miss the fellowship with our Heavenly Father.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Liz, my guess is that they no longer they tease you, and that they now pray their own prayers for themselves. Thank you for sharing.

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      Theblogchick 

      5 months ago from United States

      Great article. I think prayer is an very important element to all of our lives.

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      Liz Westwood 

      5 months ago from UK

      Our kids used to tease me about the prayer we always prayed at bedtime. I don't think I was very original!

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      That's great, Kari. And your children will keep on praying for theirs. What a blessing!

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Pam. Truly, the power of a mother's prayer is no secret. Would love to her from some other individuals who feel like Abraham Lincoln.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Bill, thanks for your encouraging comment. You have a great day!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, it shows moral and spiritual growth when we can adopt some good habits which our parents did not. Now your son will run with the praying habit, thanks to you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Manatita, for your advice, and for introducing to many of your valued, spiritual teachers.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Blessings to you, too, Whonu. Thanks for stopping by. Happy to share with you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Shauna, I hear you. Can't think of a mother praying without feeling the love she put forth.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Devika. So happy that the quotes affect you positively.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      5 months ago from Ohio

      Your article fills me with sweetness and tenderness. Not just for my mother's prayers, but also for the ones I said over my children.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I would get on my knees with by boys at night and to the "Now I lay me down to sleep" prayer, then we would ask God to bless family members. I certainly was not the perfect mom but I did want my boys to learn to pray.

      I like the Abraham Lincoln quote and all the rest. So many famous people had mothers that prayed for them. I loved reading all these beautiful quotes. Blessings to you Ms Dora.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I always feel better about life after I read one of your uplifting hubs. Thank you for the flood of memories this morning.

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      thank you for a wonderful start for my day. I cannot remember a single prayer my mom gave me. But when she became too old and feeble to live at home, she would ask me to pray with and for her.

      I cannot even remember a day of my son not saying a prayer. Nor can I remember a day we did not pray whilst he was growing inside his mom.

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      manatita44 

      5 months ago from london

      Lovely! Prose and quotes … poems all blending well.

      I see that you have quoted Sadhu Sundar Singh. I must have given you the book, no? He was an amazing Seer! His book, At The Feet of The Master , is totally awesome. If I haven't, then try to buy a copy from Amazon. It is priceless!

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      whonunuwho 

      5 months ago from United States

      Thank you for sharing these my friend. Blessings to all. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 months ago from Central Florida

      Dora, these are all so beautiful. The love oozing from the prayers gave me goosebumps!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Dora these are powerful prayers and each has a hold on us. You have such great ideas and a great one for all mothers.

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