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51 Inspirational Bible Verses for Mother’s Day (& Other Occasions)

Bible verses for Mother’s Day remind moms how precious they’ve been in our lives. Their impact on us is priceless. Consider this; home is the first learning institution where we learn to talk, eat, walk, pray, and interact with others under the guidance of our moms! 

Mothers must go out of their way to ensure the baby lacks nothing good, sometimes even going hungry. Other times they wear worn-out shoes and clothes for the baby to have beautiful ones, not to mention the sleepless nights she had to endure to breastfeed the baby. 

Sharing a word that encourages, comforts, and reminds a mom how precious she is can go a long way in transforming her life. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a foster or biological mom or someone you consider a mom to you; send them a word this coming Mother’s Day. 

Continue reading to find a perfect scripture for a mom based on what she is going through.  

Love-Based Bible Verses for Mother’s Day

It’s saddening when a mother commits herself to bringing up a child in a godly manner, but later on in life, they rebel. 

We have seen children whose mothers did everything to ensure that they grew into responsible, respectful, and hardworking kids, only for them to succumb to immoral worldly influences. It’s dishearting when a mom has to receive one call after another because her child is involved in a crime or wrongdoing. 

Love-based bible verses for Mother’s Day remind such a mom that love is all she can give to her kid(s).

Also, she should only depend on God’s unfailing love during such trying times! Share some of these verses with your mom to help inspire and uplift her, showing her she is loved in more ways than one.

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

Psalm 143:8

Share the word that reminds her to forgive fully (and quickly!). Send her bible verses for Mother’s Day to remind her to be kind to her child and not be angry. 

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

This does not mean that she should not rebuke the evil acts. No, she should!

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 

Romans 12:9

Every mom must instruct her child to follow the path of good morals. And every mom loves to hear how the hardships she endured to train her kids are appreciated later on.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

I once wanted to depart from the path my mom had taught me to walk in. I wanted to do what I saw others do. Surprisingly, regardless of how much I tried, something within me kept reminding me, “This is not the path Mom taught you to walk in; depart from it!” 

Instantly, I knew my mom planted a good seed in me, and it will always be within me all the days of my life. So, yes, remind a  mom that her labor in teaching her kids God’s ways is not in vain. 

“… sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

So, share these loved-based bible verses for Mother’s Day with the one who deserves the most, your mom!

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

John 15:12

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Romans 13:8

“We love because he first loved us.”

1 John 4:19

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

John 15:13

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

1 John 4:12

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

“Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 

Share the Good News With a Mom to Appreciate Her Love 

The Bible is packed with many blessings that come from respecting parents. Better put, your mom’s life is a direct link to great blessings. One such blessing is prosperity. 

Obeying your mom comes with an increase in wealth. So, your mom is the key to a prosperous life. Therefore, obey and honor her. Several bible verses confirm this, for example, Exodus 20:12. 

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

Another blessing God gives you through your mom is long life! 

“As for children, obey your parents in the Lord, because it is right. The commandment Honor your father and mother is the first one with a promise attached: so that things will go well for you, and you will live for a long time in the land.”

Ephesians 6:1-3

Who doesn’t want to live long in this world and enjoy God’s blessings to the fullest? No one! So, you’re alive today because you obeyed and honored your mom. Appreciate her this coming Mother’s Day!  

Besides things working well for you, you carry a crown of grace by obeying your mom’s and father’s instructions. Here’s more. Around your neck is a chain of honor that makes others honor you. 

My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.

Proverbs 1: 8-9

Better said, what goes around comes around! 

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

3 John 1:4

If you honor your mother, you develop a posture that inspires better treatment from others, including strangers! 

“Now everyone who speaks in proverbs will say this about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.'”

Ezekiel 16:44

Today, many mothers have abandoned their kids. Some do so on their maternity beds! Some of these kids go through hell in foster homes, and they end up on streets where they do drugs and get involved in all manner of crime due to anger issues associated with the lack of a mom. 

Thank God your mom didn’t defy the faith, and she considered you a reward from God.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”

Psalm 127:3

She provided everything you needed; food, clothes, shelter, and education. 

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

1 Timothy 5:8

How about you send her several bible verses for Mother’s Day to remind her how special she is for not abandoning or aborting you?  

Appreciate That Woman Who ‘Mothered’ You!

It’s okay if your biological mom abandoned you. Yes, it is okay! 

The Bible proves that it is possible for a woman to forget her son and lack compassion for a son she has born.

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the son of her womb? Even if she could forget, I will not forget you!

Isaiah 49:15

 Sad that your mom had to be that type of a mom, but thank God! Why? God raised another woman to assume the role your mom could have played. Probably that is why you’re in good health, educated and wealthy. Probably that is why you’re also alive! So, don’t complain.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28 ESV

Pick a few bible verses for Mother's Day and share them with that lovely and precious woman who cared for you and endured a lot so that you could have everything you needed. 

“May the Lord richly bless both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

Psalm 115:14-15

Jesus’s brothers had abandoned the way of truth, even to the point of insulting him and saying he was insane. Thank God, he found a mother and brothers amid strangers. 

“He replied, ‘My mother and brothers are those who listen to God's word and do it.'”

Luke 8:21

So, be happy; you have a place to call home because a woman took you in. What a treasure such a woman is! 

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”

Proverbs 31:25 

Indeed, there’s no way to reward her! She is priceless and deserves the best! So, share bible verses that remind her how worthy and honorable she is!

“A kindhearted woman gains honor.”

Proverbs 11:16

There can never be a way of rewarding a stranger who chooses to ‘mother’ another stranger’s child. It costs a lot to feed, shelter, educate, and cloth a baby for a year and another until he is all grown. 

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

Proverbs 31:31

How could you forget such a soul that went out of her way to give you the best? Never! So, always have her in your heart and send her bible verses for Mother’s Day.

“May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.”

Philippians 1:2-3

Share Bible Verses With Your Mother in Love (Law)

Many years ago, I had a story that saddened me. It’s been over 20 years, but I remember it as if I heard it yesterday. A middle-aged man died, leaving his wife with small children to care for. However, soon after the woman was widowed, her mother-in-law kicked them out of their hubby’s house. 

She told them they would inherit nothing from that home. The woman became homeless onwards. So, she pitched a tent in a public land where she lived with her kids. God fights for widows, don’t dare mistreat them. 

“…. a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”

Psalm 68:5 NIV

Several years later, all her hubby’s brothers died except for one. Guess who? A severely disabled son. 

So, the woman looked for her daughter-in-law, asked for forgiveness, and took her back home. She is the only one who could inherit everything because there was no other person.

What message am I trying to put across? If your mother-in-law genuinely loves you, you’ve every reason to appreciate her. 

“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.'”

Ruth 1:16

The Book of Ruth sings in my heart thinking about my Mother In Law. She's a wonderful Godly woman who lost her husband shortly before losing her mother a month before the Covid lockdowns began. I can only imagine how she felt to lose her husband of almost 50 years, her 100-year-old mother, and then be unable to access in-person bereavement services. Ruth's story served as the encouragement I needed when society around us pushed to find assisted living facilities to instead bring her into our home and allow her the space to find her place in life again.

Care For Your Aging Mother

Don’t leave or abandon her even when she gets old. This next one is near and dear to my heart.  When my first mom (biological mom) was in hospice with several systemic cancers, I had bittersweet emotions. Our conversations showed me that through her experience being diagnosed with 4 Stage-4 cancers changed her into a decent person in the way she acted towards me after a lifetime of physical and emotional abuse. I grieved over finally having the mom I always wanted while simultaneously preparing for her death, which wasn't easy. It took a lot of mental effort on my part to honor her last wishes, helping my brother and sister with caretaking during her last month alive.

I reached out to a few friends to pray for us through a series of difficult situations, and one reminded my husband and me of Proverbs 23:22.

“…and do not despise your mother when she is old.”

Proverbs 23:22

Tell her you love her because she bore a caring and loving child. Take good care of her. Share gifts and Bible verses for Mother’s Day with her to keep her strong.

This is exactly what I did. She asked repeatedly what she did to deserve such wonderful children. I felt like how I turned out wasn't because of her bitterness towards me stemming from a dramatic divorce from my dad, but a result of my growing relationship with God and drive to give her end-of-life comforts and seek opportunities to discuss scripture.

I didn't feel like a wonderful child (especially with thoughts echoing in my mind about how being treated well doesn't always mean we deserve it), having such intense conflicting emotions. The truth behind swallowing my own pride and caring for her stemmed from following God's nudges to do so, even though I quickly burned out into Adrenal Fatigue. I knew the right thing to do was follow God's lead and use this opportunity to provide support and ministry, even though I questioned my own sanity through many stressful conversations and how I taxed my body.

Through the end, I don't regret it at all. And my children were able to learn the importance of caretaking elder family members.

Acknowledge Your Mom’s Hard Work 

I’ve seen numerous examples where women are too lazy to work. They won’t do a thing because they expect their husbands and older kids to do everything for them. It saddens me because I feel like they're missing out on some of life's greatest accomplishments. Thankfully, I believe this level of laziness isn't normal.

God has not created us to be lazy! Besides, laziness to yields poverty!

Work doesn't necessarily mean finding employment outside of the home. Work (effort, sacrifice, and dedication) is involved in gardening, cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, and caretaking for your family and your home.

“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”

Proverbs 24:33-34  

God charges every woman to work hard and responsibly manage her home, rising early in the morning and working hard to serve God and her family.

“She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.”

Proverbs 31:27 NLT

So, you had your needs met (something to eat and drink and a place to sleep) because your parents worked hard. Indeed, she is blessed and is a blessing. 

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.'”

Proverbs 31:28–29

A hardworking mom is a precious jewel. Serving her family diligently while honoring God is a woman's highest honor, especially when her efforts are acknowledged by her family.

Did you know you grew up in a good family because of your mom’s divine wisdom? Yes, God says it’s the responsibility of a woman to build her home and not demolish it. 

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

Proverbs 14:1

Since your mom was (and still is) wise, your family stood against the storms that often compromise or destroy marriages! 

“Your mother was like a vine in a vineyard planted beside the waters; she bore lush fruit and foliage because of the plentiful water, and she produced mighty branches, fit for rulers’ scepters.”

Ezekiel 19:10-11

Thank God for her and bless her constantly with bible verses for Mother’s Day. 

Every woman who has been in the labor ward will tell you; it takes courage to deliver a child. Not every woman is willing to conceive. Some aborts due to the fear of giving birth. Others choose never to give birth to another child because of their near-death experience when they bore the firstborn.

“When a woman gives birth, she has pain because her time has come…”

John 16:21

Therefore, whether you’re the firstborn or not, your mom is a brave woman. She bore you!

“What is your mother? A lioness among lions! She lay down among the young lions and reared her cubs.

Ezekiel 19:2 NLT

Do you remember when your mom saved your life by laying hers down? Probably your house was on fire, but she came in and saved you. You were probably about to eat something hazardous, but she miraculously saw you and grabbed it off your hands. 

Was there a chance you narrowly missed the blessings of your father, but your mom intervened? 

“So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made the delicious food that his father loved.”

Genesis 27:14

What a treasure God has given you; your mom compares to none! No one can ever assume her role and do it better than her! 

You Are Because She Believed; Recognize Her Faith!

Many women today are in tears due to their inability to conceive. It takes faith, like Hannah, for a barren woman to conceive a child. 

“‘Excuse me, sir!' Hannah said. ‘As surely as you live, sir, I am the woman who stood here next to you, praying to the Lord. I prayed for this boy, and the Lord gave me what I asked from him.”

1 Samuel 1:26-28

For an elderly mother’s womb to carry a baby at her age, it takes faith, too. 

“I’m reminded of your authentic faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice. I’m sure that this faith is also inside you.”

2 Timothy 1:5

If your mom was barren before she conceived you, you’ve got to thank God for her. 

Buy her the best mother’s gift you can afford and cause her to laugh and rejoice when she remembers the agony she had to endure. Don’t forget to share a thanksgiving bible verse and always pray that she may live long and that it may go well with her all the days of her life. 

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26

Other Bible Verses for Mother’s Day

You can send a mom many other verses because of the hard times she is going through or other reasons. A mother’s teachings that have saved you from trouble in life are another reason to share a bible verse with a loving mom. 

Here are more bible verses for Mother’s Day. 

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

Ephesians 4:32

“Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

Colossians 3:13

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Philippians 4:8

“Likewise, tell the older women to be reverent in their behavior, teaching what is good, rather than being gossips or addicted to heavy drinking. That way they can mentor young women to love their husbands and children, and to be sensible, morally pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, so that God’s word won’t be ridiculed.”

Titus 2:3-5

“Do not let these memories escape your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.”

Deuteronomy 4:9

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

Proverbs 31:26

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Psalm 139:13-14

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Deuteronomy 6:6–7

What Is the Biblical Mother's Day Prayer

You’re the product of your mother’s teachings, love, care, and wisdom. Sharing bible verses for Mother’s Day with your mom is great, but that’s not enough! 

Praying that your mom lives long and peacefully is the best mother’s gift you can ever give her. Besides, due to your prayers, she will have a quiet spirit, and everything will go well.

So, what’s the biblical Mother’s Day prayer?

“Dear Lord, I thank you because of my loving mom. She was brave and strong to give birth to me. She didn’t abort me and took many risks so I could live. Sometimes she denied herself sleep, food, clothes, and every other good thing so I could have the best. I thank you that she endured it all and did not abandon me.”

“Today, Lord, I ask that you bless her with long life because the bible says that long life is the reward of the righteous; gray hair is a glorious crown (Proverbs 16:31). Crown her with your blessings for the good she has always done to me because your word says children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. (Proverbs 17:6 NIV). Bless her with peace as it’s written in John 14:17 that the peace you give, the world cannot give. Help her not to be troubled but to believe in you fully. May she live but not die to declare your works, oh Lord (Psalms 118:17). In Jesus’ name, I pray.” Amen. 

Concluding Thoughts

It’s comforting when a mom receives bible verses for Mother’s Day from her children. Indeed, it’s not only good news but comforting and a reminder that the lord has rewarded her. 

Whether she was well up to give you a classy lifestyle or poor such that you hardly afforded education, she took the courage to bring you up but not abort you.

As a husband, you can also share these bible verses with your wife because she is the mother of your kids. As a mom, you can also share the verses with other mothers to remind them that they're precious. 

Author: Mary Peter

Title: Freelance Writer

Expertise: Christianity, Pets, Writing

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Mary is a freelance writer whose written for over 2,000 clients covering a wide variety of topics. When she isn't freelance writing, she is participating in church events, managing her tea farm, walking to keep fit, or writing for her own websites: Daily Pets Care and Freelance Writer Spot.

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