A mother and child at a savings group meeting in Pajule.

Our favourite Mother’s Day Bible Verses

For when you can’t find the right words to describe what she means to you

Celebrating the women we look up to

Whether you call her mother, mum or mummy, whether blood-related or not, spending one day a year celebrating the powerful and inspirational women that made us who we are is a special thing. For many women around the world becoming a mother is life-changing, and on this day it’s important to show that we are grateful for all that our mothers have done for us. Mother’s Day gives us this chance, dedicating one day a year to those who raised us and cared for us.

We also understand that for many, today can be hard. For those who are in this position, our thoughts and prayers are with you on this day, and we hope that you can find solace in these Mother’s Day verses.

In this article, we look to the Bible for the perfect words to describe this special connection and the special place our mothers hold in our hearts. Whether you are looking for the perfect Instagram caption for a throwback snap or want a heartfelt message to add to a card, in this article we share some of the best verses and Bible quotes about mothers.

All verses are taken from the New International Version.

Bible Verses about Mothers

For Mother’s Day card verses, there are no better options than these Bible excerpts talking directly about the power, wisdom and love a mother brings to our lives. It just goes to show, so much time has passed from the days of the Bible until today, but the impact of a mother is an unyielding force that has always and will always be an important part of our identities.

Proverbs 31:15

“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family.”

Proverbs 31:25

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

Proverbs 31:26

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

Proverbs 31:27-29

“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’”

2 Timothy 1:5

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”

John 16:21

“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”

Jane, 17, wanted to become a nurse but her dream was cut short when she fell in love with Jonathan, 22. Now, instead of carrying her school bag, Jane carries her 8-month-old daughter, Shin.

Bible Verses about family

For those who want to honour their family unit this Mother’s Day, we share some of our favourite bible verses about family.

Exodus 20:12

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

Ephesians 6:1-3

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honour your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise – ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’”

Proverbs 1:8-9

“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”

Other Bible verses to share on Mother’s Day

Whether your dynamic with your maternal figure is a little different (after all, today could be used to pay homage to not only mothers but grandmothers, aunts, older sisters and more), these Bible verses about love and respect can offer the perfect sentiment.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour 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.”

Galatians 5:22-23

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

1 John 4:19

“We love because he first loved us.”

READ MORE: Inspirational Bible verses about love

The perfect Mother’s Day gift

On a day when we are encouraged to think about those who raised us, many people want to buy a gift as a token of their appreciation. However, many people will be familiar with the ‘I don’t want anything’ line and wonder what an appropriate gift is for Mother’s Day. Might we suggest a donation to charity?

Mothers understand the importance of caring for a child and raising them to become the best version of themselves they can possibly be, however, for many children around the world, poverty makes this a challenge. If you want to provide a gift to your mum this Mother’s Day, buying a charity gift in her name can be a wonderful way to pass on the happiness and care she gave you.

We also offer the chance to give a gift in memory as a tribute, to support children around the world and allow them to live a happy life where they are shown love, compassion and support in even the hardest situations.