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Powerful Prayers for Catholic Mothers (with FREE Printable PDF)

Hello Mamas, hope all is well! Today, I want to share with you some powerful prayers for catholic mothers that you can recite throughout the day while doing your responsibilities for your family and home.

I don’t know about you, but for me, there is no greater feeling in the world than being a mother. You become a custodian of a new life, and you have the power to create happiness or sorrow in another person’s life.

There are few things as awe-inspiring as watching a newborn learn to crawl, or seeing a child grow and change over time.

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As a mother, you are entrusted with an incredible responsibility. You have the ability to touch someone’s heart and transform their lives for the better.

There is nothing more rewarding than spending time with your children, telling them stories or simply just being there for them.

Being a mother is one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life, but you can’t definitely do it on your own!

You need all the help you can get from your spouse, your immediate family, and most especially from God – because it truly takes a village to raise a child, let alone many!

8 Powerful Prayers for Catholic Mothers

I know trials of motherhood is a constant thing in our lives and that we definitely need prayers to overcome them.

Here are 8 short, yet powerful Catholic prayers that you can incorporate into your day to ask Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Mother Mary for guidance and help to bless your mother’s heart so you can do your mothering care and homemaking tasks with great joy.

a photo of a mom praying one of the prayers for catholic mothers

May these prayers help nurture the mother’s love in your heart.

1. Hail Mary Prayer

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

A short, yet powerful prayer to the Blessed Mother as you ask for Her intercession to help you go through your day.

2. Prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel

Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring the true and the good, we cast ourselves at thy feet and invoke thee under the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel. We beseech thee: come to our aid at this moment in our worldly sojourn when the double darkness of error and of evil plot our ruin by leading minds and hearts astray.

Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the victims of doubt and of error so that they may not be seduced by evil masquerading as good; strengthen them against the hostile and corrupting forces of passion and of sin.

Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us our most urgent need….. (here mention your request) and secure for us from thy Divine Son the love of virtue and the strength to choose, in doubtful and difficult situations, the course agreeable to our salvation.

Supported by thy hand we shall thus journey without harm along the paths taught us by the word and example of Jesus our Savior, following the Sun of Truth and Justice in freedom and safety across the battlefield of life under the guidance of thy maternal Star, until we come at length to the harbor of salvation to enjoy with thee unalloyed and everlasting peace. Amen.

Prayer taken from Aleteia.org.

This is a prayer that you can recite as you ask for intercession from Our heavenly Mother, especially during times of doubt and confusion on what to choose among many options.

3. Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows

Our mother of sorrows, with strength from above you stood by the cross, sharing in the sufferings of Jesus, and with tender care you bore Him in your arms, mourning and weeping.

We praise you for your faith, which accepted the life God planned for you. We praise you for your hope, which trusted that God would do great things in you. We praise you for your love in bearing with Jesus the sorrows of His passion.

Holy Mary, may we follow your example, and stand by all your children who need comfort and love.

Mother of God, stand by us in our trials and care for us in our many needs. Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen!

Prayer taken from Catholic.org.

If there’s one mother who can understand all your sorrows in life with her whole heart, it’s surely the Blessed Mother. So, don’t have doubts in approaching her loving protection and telling her your sadness, sorrow, and specific needs through this prayer.

4. Salve Regina Prayer (Hail, Holy Queen)

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope!

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.

To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us,

and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Though this prayer is usually prayed at the end of the Holy Rosary, but it is also one of the traditional prayers that can be prayed even outside the Rosary. You can also pray it in the form of song. I love salve Regina because it’s universal. I already memorized the song when I was a kid (by constantly attending Flores de Mayo) and I am amazed that I can always sing along even when I’m in Spain or in other part of the world.

5. The Magnificat

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.

Prayer taken from EWTN.

A prayer that moms can recite as a joyful celebration of the faith that we have and love of God, that no matter what happens, our soul will always proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

6. Prayer to The Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.

Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful.

In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer taken from Loyala Press.

A prayer that we can recite as we ask guidance from the Holy Spirit to bless our day. We can pray this as part of having an ongoing conversation with our Dear God as we are doing our daily tasks.

7. Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen.

Taken from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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This morning prayer is also called the “kitchen sink offering” in the Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers, a book that contains different prayers and personal stories of dozens of moms who shared their personal experience of prayer and faith.

8. The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

This very short prayer that I just discovered recently from Vatican News was also included in the list of short daily Catholic prayers, but I want to include it on this list once again because I find it a perfect, powerful prayer for busy Christian mothers, especially during times when we can’t find the perfect words to utter in our prayers. It’s a prayer that we can recite throughout the day as we humble ourselves by asking God’s forgiveness for the faults we’ve done while doing our everyday tasks.


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Books with More Prayers for Catholic Moms

Here’s a list of books containing more prayers for Catholic mothers, just in case you are looking for a prayer book or want to add to your existing ones.

1. Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers

my copy of the ave prayer book for moms on top of a wooden table beside a Bible
My copy of “The Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers”.

This is a beautiful hardcover book that contains many prayers and also personal experience of many wonderful women of faith from Catholic mom contributors like Jackie Francois Angel, Karianna Frey, Rachel Bulman, Sarah Christmyer, Jenna Guizar, Lisa M. Hendey, Haley S. Stewart, Kathryn Whitaker, Kendra Tierney, Michele Faehnle, Emily Jaminet, and Kelly M. Wahlquist who shared their favorite prayers and stories as a way to help us refresh our prayer life, leading us into God’s presence.

Indeed a great book displaying the beautiful diversity of Catholic motherhood. The book is edited by Heidi Hess Saxton.

This book also talks about the “annoying things novena” which I want to know more, because it sounds like a good novena to make to offer up to God the things that annoy me.

2. Small Steps for Catholic Moms

a photo of my copy of small steps for catholic moms beside green fern leaves
My copy of “Small Steps for Catholic Moms”.

This is a book that contains “think, pray, and act” section for each day of the year to guide our mother’s heart everyday as you strive to be the best mother to your kids and best wife to your husband.

Being a mother is indeed a balancing act. You have to make sure that the entire family and the home are well-taken cared, while also making sure to take care of your married life.

3. The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

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This book is written by Kendra Tierney as a companion book for her bestselling liturgical living book “The Catholic All Year Compendium“, another book on my bucket list.

This book is an extensive compilation of prayers, devotions, practices, indulgences, novenas, hymns, Bible reading, and more based on the liturgical seasons and feast days of our mother Church, making it easy for you to connect with God and your family throughout the year.

Some of the prayers and other things you can learn in this book are: praying the Christmas Novena leading to Christmas Day, discovering the Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph, doing the Catholic tradition of Stations of the Cross during Lent, and so much more!

Prayers for Catholic Mothers Free Printable PDF

If buying one of the books mentioned above is not yet part of the budget, here’s a 3-page free printable PDF of all the prayers for Catholic mothers that are mentioned above.

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Pages of the Prayers for Catholic mothers FREE printable PDF.

As usual, it comes it two sizes: US Letter and A4, just choose the one that fits your printing paper size.

Final Thoughts on Prayers for Catholic Mothers

Prayer is one of the most important things we can do as Catholic mothers. With so many challenges and demands on our time, it is so helpful to have a few powerful prayers at our disposal to help us through difficult times.

I hope that the prayers and books mentioned above will be of great help in your wise motherhood journey that is totally rooted on our Almighty God.

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