Prayer for mother in law

Birthdays are special and memorable. Mothers-in-law are adorable and awesome.

Your mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up and you need the appropriate words to show how much you love and appreciate her?

Here are sweet birthday wishes just for her.

Feel free to send as many of them to her to let her know how special she is.

Note: If you ,other-in-law has become your mother, wherever you see mother-in-law on this page, endeavour to change it to mum, mom, or mother has the case may be.

Birthday Wishes for Mother-in-law

1. Happy birthday to my beautiful and amazing mother-in-law. I love you, you are one in a million.

2. I bless the Lord for the womb that nurtured my darling husband for nine months, and that womb is yours. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. I love you.

3. Happy birthday sweet mother-in-law I’m blessed to call you, mother.

4. My darling mother-in-law like no other, happy birthday ma. As your days, so shall your strength be.

5. You’re beautiful, caring, kind, loving, selfless and the best mother-in-law ever. Happy birthday, ma.

6. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. May your life be as beautiful as you are.

7. I’m super excited! Yeah! It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday. Have a wonderful day ma.

8. For being a mother indeed, I thank you, mother-in-law. Have a wonderful birthday.

9. Many hearty cheers to a mother of inestimable value. May this year be filled with love, joy, peace and everything your heart desires.

10. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. May your days be long and blessed.

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11. As you are a year older today, my wishes for you are a long life, sound health, prosperity and God’s favour. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

12. To the one who nurtured my amazing husband and made him a real man, I love you mother-in-law. Happy birthday.

13. You always have my back and support me in everything. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

14. Birthdays are special. May yours be as special as you are. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

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15. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. Thank you for raising a perfect gentleman who is my husband today.

16. I wish you a beautiful year full of love and blessings. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

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17. To my loving mother-in-law whose heart is full of love, you are the best. Happy birthday, mum.

18. Thank you for making it so easy to love and respect you. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

19. May you live long and prosper in all your ways. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

20. For being a blessing to me, you are blessed beyond measure. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

Birthday Wishes for My Mother-in-law

21. May your birthday be as amazing as you are. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

22. I celebrate my super-duper mother-in-law on this occasion of your birth anniversary. Remain, blessed mum.

23. To this woman who is so dear to heart, I say happy birthday mother-in-law.

24. Happy birthday, darling mother-in-law. May the rest of your life be the best of your life.

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Birthday Wishes for My Mother-in-law

25. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. May your new age be blessed with joyous and glorious moments.

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26. My dear mother-in-law, may your Life be colourful and beautiful. Happy birthday.

27. May this day be as special and beautiful as you are. Happy birthday to my dear mother-in-law.

28. On your special day, I wish you long life, good health and prosperity. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

29. Hurray! It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday. Many happy returns mum.

30. On this special occasion, I want you to know I love you so much. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

31. May the Lord add life to your years. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

32. I can’t stay still today because it’s my amazing mother-in-law’s birthday. I cherish and appreciate you, mum. Happy birthday.

33. Wishing you all the goodness and blessings your heart can hold. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

34. Hope your special day brings you all your heart desires. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

35. Happy birthday sweet mother-in-law. As your days, so shall your strength be.

36. I’m blessed to be a part of your life dear mother-in-law. I wish you a great and memorable birthday.

37. Thank you for being an awesome role model. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

38. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. I wish you the best birthday memories so far.

39. Loving thoughts and special wishes to my beautiful mother-in-law. Happy birthday, mum.

40. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. May all of your birthday wishes come true.

Happy Birthday Wishes for Mother-in-law

41. God’s goodness and mercy are my wishes for you this year and always. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

42. Birthdays are beautiful and memorable. May yours be filled with good memories. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

43. Beautiful, loving, kind and special are what you are. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

44. My dear mother-in-law, may the Lord enlarge your coast and bless you beyond measure. Happy birthday, mum.

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Happy Birthday Wishes for Mother-in-law

45. Happy birthday, mother-in-law. May the Lord beautify and decorate you with His glory this year and beyond.

46. Mother-in-law, you are indeed one in a million. Happy birthday, ma.

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47. May your birthday be the beginning of a new dawn in all aspects of your life. Have an amazing year mother-in-law.

48. It’s great to be a part of your celebration. Mother-in-law, many happy returns to you.

49. A new song, new testimony, new favour, new success; these are my prayers for you on this special occasion of your birthday. Remain, blessed mother-in-law.

50. Mother-in-law, enjoy God’s blessings this year. Happy birthday.

51. My sweet mother-in-law, you accepted and loved me as a daughter. For this, I will always remain grateful to you. Happy birthday.

52. Mother-in-law, you deserve to enjoy every bit of this wonderful day. Many happy returns to you.

53. Happy birthday mother-in-law and thank you for making it so easy to love you.

54. My amazing mother-in-law, I appreciate you more than you know. Happy birthday!

55. Mother-in-law, thanks for always encouraging and supporting me. Have a very happy birthday from my heart to yours.

56. For being the sweetest mother-in-law in the world, I wish you all the joy your heart can hold on this special occasion of your birthday.

57. Mother-in-law, you have inspired me so much. I love you dearly. Happy birthday.

58. Thank you for offering me a shoulder to lean on. May you never know sadness all your life. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

59. Mother-in-law, you are indeed an angel sent to me. May your life continually drop sweetness. Happy birthday.

60. Happy birthday to my exceptionally wonderful mother-in-law. I love you dearly.

Birthday Wishes to My Mother-in-law

61. I’m blessed to have a phenomenal woman like you as my mother-in-law. Happy birthday, mum.

62. May the riches of heaven be released upon you. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

63. Happy birthday sweet mother-in-law. May your birthday bring you the happiness you give me.

64. Mother-in-law, happy birthday. May the lines fall into you in pleasant places.

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Birthday Wishes to My Mother-in-law

65. Happy birthday to my beautiful and loving mother-in-law. May your new age be blessed.

66. Best wishes to the woman who occupies a special place in my heart. Happy birthday, mother-in-law.

67. My awesomely sweet mother-in-law, I will always cherish and love you. Have a memorable birthday.

68. May your birth anniversary bring with it all the goodness and blessings your heart craves for. Happy birthday, sweet mother-in-law.

69. Today, I celebrate a woman of great honour. Congratulations mother-in-law. Happy birthday.

70. You are a true blessing to me. May you be blessed with good health and long life. Enjoy your birthday mother-in-law.

  • Written By Olufunmilola Ipadeola.

Hi Everyone,

If I could trouble you for some prayers for my mother-in-law, Annette, I would greatly appreciate it. She had a stroke many years ago and her health has been a roller coaster ever since. She is back in the hospital this week with an infection. On top of it, she gets very confused and agitated in the hospital, which makes things even tougher. If you could say a quick prayer for her, it would mean a lot.

Also… please remember my wife too. She bears the brunt of the caretaking and I know that this is a great strain on her.

Thanks! Please know that you are all in my prayers too!

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

I will pray for Annette and your wife at the walk with the dog tonight. A good time to pray.

At the end of the day we shall be judged on love.

Lee Principalities

BFC, I’ll take them both to the Chapel with me today. God bless you all, I know it’s hard on your as well.

If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
Place yourself in littleness between the two hearts. Here is your peace and your refuge.

I will pray for Annette and your wife at the walk with the dog tonight. A good time to pray.

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As will I, but I’m taking the dog for a walk right now.

Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!

In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Lee Principalities

How is that darlin’ pup of yours Terry. Is he turning out to be a good one?

If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
Place yourself in littleness between the two hearts. Here is your peace and your refuge.

Thanks to everyone for the prayers- already answered, in a way, because our parish priest was with her today to annoint her and give her the Eucharist. Praise God!

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

Thank you all for your prayers for my mother-in-law last month… Praise God- she is home now, back in her own apartment, and doing quite well. A miracle, for sure! Thank you all again, so much…

Friends, I unfortunately need to enlist your help yet again. We just found out that my grandmother, who is in her late eighties, has stage 4 cancer in her kidneys and lungs. The prognosis is not good. Please say a quick prayer for her, her name is Mary.

Thank you all… I am praying for your intentions as well.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

Lee Principalities

Oh prayers going up right now and late tonight’s Adoration. God bless your family!

If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
Place yourself in littleness between the two hearts. Here is your peace and your refuge.

I am just catching up on whats been going on and yes I too will pray for your intentions. I have had a very difficult few days with my mother. She is 97 and lives with me. She had ‘I think’ a mini stroke on Sunday morning. I thought she was dead but she revived. Doc wanted to send her to hospital but I held out against it as our hospital system is in chaos because of cutbacks. She could end up lying on a trolley in casualty for hours and hours. Our priest annointed her and like lazarus she is back from the dead. I had already arranged a family Mass in my house tonight as she was 97 last week so all is going ahead. On another note my mother in law is 101 and is fully compes mentes. She lives nearby and is coming to the Mass also tonight. My mother is suffering from alzeimers but she does know us most of the time.
BFLO I know how exausting it can be being a carer. I am getting better at it. I have had to develop patience so the Lord is working on me through this.

Lee Principalities

I’m stunned not only at the longevity in your family but at the strength and ability to care for your mother. Kudos to you for knowing not to send her to the hospital. Those choices are so difficult especially if they land squarely on “your” shoulders. May God bless her and you and all who enter under your roof.

If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
Place yourself in littleness between the two hearts. Here is your peace and your refuge.

Praying for both grandmother and mother.

I met your mother Mary, of course and she made such a good impression on me…

At the end of the day we shall be judged on love.

Thank you all for the prayers… They have been efficacious! Our parish Priest came by and spent some time with my Grandma last week and gave her the annointing of the sick, along with viaticum. It was a great blessing, because her condition has been deteriorating steadily. In fact, the day after the Priest came, she was no longer able to get herself out of bed. So it was a great grace the he saw her when he did!

We are now caring for her at home, trying to keep her comfortable, while nature takes its course. We are being told that she will likely pass on over the next day or so. Please pray for her as she prepares to go home to Jesus. Thank you!

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

My grandmother passed away last night. Thank you all for your prayers.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

Lee Principalities

God bless you bflo, we’ll continue prayers for her and all who loved her.

If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
Place yourself in littleness between the two hearts. Here is your peace and your refuge.

Hi everyone… I am bumping this thread up, because my mother-in-law needs prayers again. She was rushed to the hospital today from the nursing facility where she has been living… I don’t have many details, but it doesn’t look good.

Please remember Annette in your prayers! Thanks…

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

Praying for Annette now and at Holy Thursday Mass shortly. Praying for yourself and your wife too at this hard time, Bi,

It is astonishing the pain people suffer in the Valley of Tears, but all this too will pass….

At the end of the day we shall be judged on love.

May my guardian angel assist her in her hour of need.

The future will be better than the past

praying buffalo catholic!

Time is short. Consecrate yourself to Mary & convert. You will never regret it.

Thank you all for your prayers… It seemed pretty bleak when we arrived, but after a number of anxious hours, she started to come out of it. We are not entirely sure what the heck happened… I suppose we will find out more tomorrow, but the one thing I know for sure is that your prayers helped!! Thank you all.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

Please say a prayer for my mother-in-law… She died earlier today after a brief hospital stay. It was a peaceful death- she received the annointing two times!! – but your prayers for the repose of Annette’s soul are appreciated. Thank you all!

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. –Philippians 4:6

prayer for mother in law

Mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law are family partners fused together by circumstance and law. To be thrown into a close family relationship without giving consent or being consulted is a daunting challenge. The mother-in-law/ daughter-in-law relationship is without question, complicated. But overcoming this challenge is possible.

So much changes for a family when the adult children fall in love and marry. Suddenly there are new members who, by decree of law and circumstance, are expected to be embraced and included into the fold. By all means, the challenge is a daunting one, especially for mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law.

Even though the mother-in-law may have had no direct input into her son’s decision of who and when to marry, other than years of intense prayer for her child’s mate-to-be, the fact remains that the family experience is definitely impacted by the soul-mate selection made by her offspring.

The Challenge Goes Both Ways

In the same way, the daughter-in-law who may have chosen to join with her husband in holy matrimony has to face the challenge of being joined in a holy alliance with the rest of his family. By the sheer nature of the relationship she is expected to melt into a household of folks that are often unfamiliar and at times very different from her family of origin.

The reality is that every holiday, every special occasion, even the continuance of the coming generations pivot on the choice to unite families through marriage. Whether the parents-in-law or the adult children realize it or not, the choices that are made are life-altering for the entire family.

For most parents, the grace to love and enfold these new family-members-by-law is a mere continuum of the parental love they enjoy with their own kids. However, there are those situations that may require an attitude adjustment. Inevitably, embarrassing moments and even outright conflicts occur in in-law relationships. Sometime the problem happens not out of a vindictive, hateful motive, but simply out of ignorance or insensitivity.

The following is an account of an older-but-wiser daughter-in-law who has struggled with her share of conflicting situations with an alcoholic mother-in-law. There are principles of conduct illustrated by the restraint and the positive actions of this woman named Amelia that will help in dealing with conflicts.

The Complicated In Law Relationship

When my mother-in-law would come to visit us, I never knew who was going to show up. It all depended on how much she’d had to drink. Since she was an alcoholic, we soon discovered that her personality varied. Thus her behavior was greatly influenced by how much liquor she’d consumed. In a strange way, it really helped to have something else to blame rather than to just assume she didn’t love her son or his family.

My mother-in-law was a very complicated person. Although I found it terribly irritating when she introduced me to her friends as her “fat daughter-in-law,” I tried to look past her steely, gruff, ill-mannered ways. It was mostly out of respect for my husband’s feelings that I was willing to put up with so much mistreatment.

I made a concerted effort to look behind the scenes at her behavior. Even though there was no excuse for being so rude, I had to acknowledge that she had lived a very hard life. She was widowed twice, and was raised by a mean, hateful father. She was also neglected by a distracted mother. Her children had all moved away from her, and understandably so. Still she was a sad, lonely old woman who had put up a thick wall to keep out the hurt. But to her detriment, the barriers that she erected to protect herself from harm unintentionally deflected any love that happened to come her way.

A Different Person Behind the Scenes

It wasn’t until after she died that I realized she’d never let any of us get to know the person she really was. Sadly she died very suddenly. We went into her house to tend to her affairs the same day she died. To our astonishment, we found posted notes all around the house. Over the kitchen sink was a notation reminding her to pray for her grandson. In the bathroom, tacked to the mirror was a reminder to pray for her granddaughter. On and on the notes were placed. Everyone in her family had a special spot, where she would lift them up to the Lord in prayer.

It’s so strange, we thought. As many times as we had visited her, we had never seen what was going on in her heart and in her home after we left. Even though she put up a facade of distance, we now realize she really did love her family the best way she could.

After hearing Amelia’s account, I asked her, “What did you do over the years to overcome the conflicts you experienced with your mother-in-law?” She shared what I’ve come to call the 3 keys to overcoming conflict.


“As much as I desired for my mother-in-law to be a part of our family, to know her grandchildren and enjoy her life, I came to realize that there are some people you just have to keep at arm’s length. Try as you might when that person is a destructive presence in your life you have to take measures toward self-preservation.”

Amelia’s first step toward making peace with her mother-in-law was an excellent example of the biblical model found in Romans 12:14-21. That passage offers some incredible wisdom for all who encounter ongoing conflicts with others. It reads:

“Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved. But leave room for the wrath of God. For it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord. ‘But if your enemy is hungry, feed him. And if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil. But overcome evil with good.’“

Do Not Stop Trying in Overcoming Conflict

This admonition from God’s Word offers some incredibly important wisdom for anyone who encounters ongoing conflict with others. God acknowledges that there are some people who will refuse to be pleasant and peaceable. This verse is not an excuse to stop trying to show love toward a disagreeable in-law. An individual can do all the praying in the world. But if the other person refuses to listen to God, then the fact must be faced that there is a limit to what can be done to reach her heart.

Even with this passage in mind, Amelia continued to keep in touch with her mother-in-law. She said,

“Our family sent cards on her birthday, and gifts for the holidays. We called her on a regular basis, and visited her as much as we thought wise. When we went to see her, we tried to keep her limitations in mind. Since she was used to being alone, we knew that bringing small children into her homemade her nervous. She worried about her knickknacks getting broken. So we decided it was best if we met in a more ‘child friendly’ environment. The McDonald’s playground became a comfortable spot for a short, noisy visit. The children could eat, play, and make messes, and it didn’t harm our relationship. Sometimes we would choose to meet at a local park. There she was free to watch the children play. And there was no concern for her flower garden, her pets, or her possessions.”

This daughter-in-law must be commended for her unselfish efforts at bridging the in-law gap. Much to her credit, she had learned that “keeping her distance” physically didn’t necessitate cutting the mother-in-law off from their love.


Thankfully, Amelia’s story contains a second step to overcoming conflict. Along with keeping a safe distance and taking precautions to make what time that is spent together pleasant, it is also imperative that we keep a watch over words. Amelia continued,

“After my mother-in-law died, I was especially glad I had bitten my tongue on more than one occasion. Believe me, I can’t count how many times I wanted to blast right back at her when she said things to me that hurt my feelings. Of course, I didn’t like her critical spirit when it was aimed my way. But nothing upset me more than when she would berate my husband. Keeping my tongue in control was, and is, one of the most serious lessons in humility I have dealt with. There were times when everything in me would want to scream, ‘You can’t talk to me like that.’ However, I discovered that when I was willing to hold back revengeful, cutting words, God then would supply the strength to control them.’”

Amelia was a living example of one who wisely accepted the truth found in Proverbs 18:21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.“ When we’re willing to humble ourselves before the Lord and submit to the authority of His Word by obeying it, then we are in the best position possible. Isaiah 66:2 says, “But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.“


When it comes to family relationships, what Amelia finally chose to do reminds us that we have access to a divine alternative that has the potential to heal weary hearts. Ultimately, she realized she could either learn to laugh at her unpleasant situation. Nor could she lambaste the one who was stepping on her toes during her tedious in-law dance.

Though not always easy to find, Amelia managed to root out some lighter moments in her relationship with her mother-in-law. By doing so, the heaviness of tension was relieved somewhat.

“My efforts to bring some levity into the situation was sort of one-sided. Not much humor came my way. Instead, I was regular in delivering ‘the goods.’ I began to cut out funny stories out of magazines, cartoons out of newspapers, and copied humorous e-mails that others would send me. When I’d go visit, I’d take an envelope stuffed with funnies and give them to her. Sometimes she’d read them while I was there and, to my amazement, I’d hear her quietly chuckle at a few of the things. It was somehow medicinal to hear her when she tentatively giggled. To be honest, the humor I found from it all was just knowing that I really did ‘get to her.’”

We all have the same choice that Amelia had. The book of Proverbs gives us some good reasons to keep a sense of humor. Proverbs 15:13 reminds us that “a joyful heart makes a cheerful face.“ Forget about the laugh lines and go for it! Also we are told in verse 15, “A cheerful heart has a continual feast.“ It’s O.K. to keep laughing. That’s because a “joyful heart is good medicine. But a broken spirit dries up the bones.“ (Proverbs 17:22)

Keep in mind this truth I once heard:

  • We serve a God who is more than able to change our misery into a ministry.
  • He is able to transform our every test into a testimony.
  • And He is the Master of taking our helpless mess and turning it into a message of hope.

Don’t let a difficult situation with your in-laws rob you of your joy and sense of humor. Set up the boundaries of love. Live by them, even if the other one keeps stepping over the line.

As we learn to get along with our extended families, we should be blessed to know that in-laws are another way God provides more folks with whom we can give and receive love.

This (edited) article is found in the wonderful book titled, The Mother-in-Law Dance: Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along? It is written by Annie Chapman, and is published by Harvest House Publishers. This book has so much more to offer than we could give you here in this article. I’ve (Cindy) always loved everything Annie has written. But this is one of her best. I’d highly recommend this book to everyone to read who either is a mother-in-law or has a mother-in-law.

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The following is another article, which you may find helpful to read (posted on the web site) on this issue:


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