My mother and I developed a tradition of reading each other verses daily when I was young. Most of the time, I would pick a verse from the book of Psalms, and I realized it was because the verses were very encouraging.
So last week, one of my bible study members asked me to list the best psalms to read for mothers. Since I had gathered enough knowledge about the topic, I was more than confident to list them, and now I have an article for everyone else.
6 Best Psalms to read for mothers
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
In this verse, the Psalmist talks about how fearfully and wonderfully made he is; for that matter, he praises God. Right before this verse, the psalmist talks about God creating and putting him in his mother’s womb.
Therefore, you can read these psalms to mothers to remind them of how wonderful and beautiful their children are because it is God who has created them.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
This verse is encouraging because it talks about lifting your eyes to see where your help comes from. Certainly, all the help comes from God because he is the creator of all things, heaven and earth.
You can read this verse to mothers, especially when stressed, to remind them that they can always turn to God because he will always help them.
“Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll— are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.”
David wrote this Psalm at the time when he was seized in Gaza by the Philistines. David asked God to write all his pain on a scroll, and when the enemies return, he will call on God and be reassured that God is for him.
Since these verses are about seeking help and crying to God in times of tribulation, you can read them to mothers, especially when they are in pain.
“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”
In this Psalm, David talked about asking to dwell in the house of the Lord forever; this way, he will be protected and triumph over his enemies.
This verse can be read to mothers when you want to help them gain courage. These verses are also useful when you are praying with any mothers.
“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.”
In this verse, the Psalmist praises God for his overwhelming love and faithfulness in heaven and earth. Also, God is praised for being righteous and just, caring for humans and animals.
Therefore, you can read this Psalm to a mother to remind them that God loves them and is faithful and just.
“I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.”
This Psalm is a very simple yet encouraging verse about lifting eyes into God, who is enthroned in heaven; you can read this verse to mothers to remind them that God is so powerful so they can always lift their eyes to Him.
“I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God.”
This verse is also encouraging because it talks about being strong and waiting for the Lord. Therefore, you can read this verse to a mother to encourage her to be courageous.
Can you read these Psalms to your mother every day?
Although reading these psalms to them daily is okay, many believers suggest that it depends on the situation. For example, if your mother is going through hard times, you can read Psalms 56:8-9 daily.
However, it would not make sense to read this Psalms to your mother daily even when she is in her happiest moments; you could pick a verse that praises God for her happiness instead.
Therefore, you can read your mother a verse from Psalms daily, depending on the context and the message you intend to pass. Also, remember to seek the Holy Spirit for guidance in choosing these scriptures .
Can you read these Psalms to other people who are not mothers?
Many people believe that you can read the book of Psalms to anyone. According to different preachers, verses in the Book of Psalms can make praying for anyone you care for easier.
They advise that you can read these psalms to anyone you want before making prayers for them and with them.
How do you use these Psalms to pray for your mother on Mother’s Day?
You can use these Psalms to pray for your mother by starting with asking the Holy Spirit to guide you and help you understand.
Then, you can meditate upon the meaning of the verse and find how you can connect it to your mother. Also, you can read them over and over again so that you understand the meaning and refer to them in your prayers.
In addition, you can memorize the psalms and quote them as you pray for her.
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