With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted to take a moment to offer a prayer of blessing to all the mothers in our lives. At Celebrate Hope, we have seen the impact addiction and mental illness can have on the women who come through our doors. Our team is consistently amazed by the strength and resilience of every mother who is in recovery or supporting someone in recovery.
The Strength of Mothers
Substance use disorders and mental health issues affect all members of the family. The mother who is battling a disorder must manage her own mental health while providing emotional, financial, and physical support for her children. Often, mothers who have an addiction want to prioritize their family over themselves, but they also know how important it is to care for their well-being. This struggle between family and self often wears on moms and family members alike.
Mothers who are supporting a loved one in recovery, such as a child or spouse, are often left wishing they could do more to help. Because of the love and concern they have for this person, moms can feel helpless when someone they love battles a mental health issue or addiction. We know how isolating this can feel, but you are not alone. Whether you are in recovery yourself or care for someone struggling with one of these issues, we see you. For all these women, we offer you this blessing today.
A Prayer for Moms
Father, we thank you today for the mothers in each of our lives.
May they all know how loved and valued they are.
For those who are struggling right now, we pray for the courage to continue fighting.
Fill them with Your strength and help them know they are never alone.
Through every challenge, give them guidance, so they may overcome all that they face.
For the mothers who are battling an addiction or mental illness or
supporting a loved one in recovery, give them peace amidst their fight for wellness.
Lord, bless each mother this day and in the days to come.
Send people to lift them up and support them on this earth as You support them from Heaven.
Help our mothers to feel Your love today and always. Amen.
Encouragement for Mothers from the Bible
Substance use disorders and mental health challenges may create feelings of inadequacy, especially for mothers. You may want to do everything yourself, but you weren’t made to handle life’s obstacles on your own. Here are some verses of encouragement, especially for those feeling defeated today:
- “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” (Psalm 59:16)
- “And our hope for you is firm because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” (2 Corinthians 1:7)
- “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
- “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11)
May these verses be a reminder for you today that you are never alone, and the Lord will give you the strength you need to continue fighting.
Support for Mothers in Recovery
If you are struggling today to manage motherhood and overcome a substance use disorder, Celebrate Hope can help. Our faith-based rehab center helps you pursue a life of sobriety founded on the truths of the Bible. We offer treatment beginning with intervention services and detoxification and continued through our residential program.
Located in beautiful Southern California, our center gives you the space you need to heal and build your relationship with Christ. Are you ready to take the next step in your recovery? Contact us today to learn more about what makes our recovery center unique.