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14 March 2023

A prayer for Mothering Sunday

As we celebrate Mothering Sunday, please pray for the mothers of the persecuted church. Many have been widowed, others must bring up their children alone while their husbands are in prison. Life is hard for these courageous women. But their love, and their faith shines out.

Saher with teddy bear

Sahar was thrown out of her home for following Jesus - and forced to leave her children behind.


A prayer for the mothers of the persecuted church

Lord Jesus,
You, who became human through a woman,
We pray for all mothers in places where it is hard to follow you.
Grant them courage and hope,
Help them to face the uncertain future with certain faith,
Help them to show Your love to husbands, family, friends – and most of all to
their children.
Give them joy and delight in the good times,
And comfort and peace, in times of challenge.
May they have wisdom to share with their children,
and hope to share with all they meet.
Be with them Lord, we pray.


Please pray
  • Remember those who must struggle on their own. Those whose husbands have been killed, or jailed, or who must live far apart. Pray for comfort and strength.
  • Remember those mothers who themselves have been imprisoned for their faith, and who cannot care for their families. Pray for endurance and hope.
  • Remember those who face opposition from their own families for their faith. Those whose husbands or family do not want them to follow Christ. Pray for faithfulness and courage.

Open Doors works with thousands of mothers all around the world, who face challenges every day in bringing up their children in regions where Christians face great pressure for daring to follow Jesus. With your help, Open Doors partners help mothers with business support, food aid, trauma counselling and just knowing that they are not alone or forgotten. 


Read more of Sahar's powerful story and find out how Open Doors is supporting persecuted Christian women and girls thorughout the world through the See. Change. campaign.

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