Tidal Wave of Prayer

Willow Creek | May 11, 2021

This past weekend, interviewed by Pastor Dave, a panel of women spoke about the struggles and triumphs of motherhood. We heard stories of amazing accomplishment, but also others of heartache. From what we’ve experienced ourselves in our own families, and from what we’ve heard from others, I think we can all agree being a mom is hard. 


Each day, moms are on the frontlines, trying to find a balance between the swirling multitude of questions: how much screen time is too much? Is that too many extracurriculars? Am I being too invasive? When can I schedule a date night with my husband? And the list goes on and on. However, maybe more anxiety provoking than any other question is this one: am I being a good mom?


There’s so much pressure for moms: they’re walking a fine line between doing too much and doing too little all while trying to juggle a dozen balls at once. Our moms carry a lot of weight. So, how can we help them? Before jumping in and assuming needs, let’s begin with prayer–let’s flood our moms with a tidal wave of prayer.


Children, pray for your moms. Brothers, pray for your sisters. Husbands, pray for your wives. 


Our moms need continual peace. Although there is so much going on on the outside, let’s pray for inner peace for our moms, so much so that when they go to bed at night, their minds aren’t racing and they’re not thinking about packing lunches, pick-up times, or errands; let’s pray they’re able to find peace and rest instead, no matter the circumstances.


Our moms need monumental strength. Life is exhausting on its own; throw in kids of any age and energy is quick to get depleted. Let’s pray our moms find a renewal of strength daily–strength to persevere, remain consistent, and love in the hard.


Our moms need gentle grace. We live in a society where we’re constantly comparing. “Look at that mom and all she does for her kids! She also works full time, cooks the meals, and volunteers on the weekends.” Let’s pray our moms are quick to give themselves grace, especially when playing the comparison game. Mistakes will be made, accidents happen, and being a supermom cannot be a daily reality. When our moms fail, let’s pray they find grace from God, give grace to themselves, and ask grace from others.


Let’s continue the energy around Mother’s Day into this upcoming week and beyond. Let’s pray for our moms and be a blessing to them.


Moms, we love you, and we wouldn’t be the people we are today without you.