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5 of the Best Devotions for Moms + Free Printable

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Today I’m sharing a few of the best devotions for moms that I’m sure you’ll love. Plus, you’ll find a beautiful art print of Psalm 143:8 that you can print out!

Finding time for daily devotions isn’t the easiest when you’re a busy mom. Especially when you have little ones! But the thing is, life goes so much smoother when you take time to read and pray every day.

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As a busy mom, finding time for devotions can be a challenge and if you have little ones your schedule is probably filled to the brim from the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning. Daily prayer and devotion gives your mama heart the grace it needs to get through the day.

Getting creative about how and when to find time for prayer and study is helpful. In fact, your devotion time doesn’t have to look like mine – or your best friend’s – or anyone’s. You can make that time unique to your own life season and circumstances.

I understand the struggle. As a mom of five, there were a lot of years when it was near impossible to find time to just be still and find time to pray and reflect on God’s Word.

I’ve said before that if you aren’t able to have a morning devotion alone, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a short devotion with your children present or even using that time for family worship!

It’s so much easier to feel discouraged, impatient, and frustrated when we aren’t staying connected to Christ and focused on His Word speaking to us.

Even spending a few minutes each day is enough help you feel more peaceful and less stressed and more connected.

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22,23

In fact, you can pray right now and ask God to help you find time time and even the right resources to help you spend time in devotion each day. Ask Him to press on your heart what time of the day will work best for you during your current season of life whether it be early mornings, at lunch time, before bed – or anytime.

related: Family Worship with Little Ones

The Woman at the Well

I’m reminded of the story of the Samaritan woman by the well:

“Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. But He needed to go through Samaria.

So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

John 4:1-15

The Living Water

Did you catch that? She says the well is deep and Jesus tells her that if she drinks from the living water will never thirst again.

YOU are the deep well.

Jesus is the living water. Drink up.

Best Devotions for Moms

Below I’m sharing five devotional books for moms that will encourage your heart in little snippets. Just a few minutes is all you need to fill up your deep well each day.


Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk is filled with 100 short devotions perfect for busy moms. You could keep this book in your prayer corner, on the dining room or kitchen table, or even in the bathroom!

About this book:

Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps it’s time you pressed pause.

Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.

Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you.

These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on God’s power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son.

Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos.


The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes

The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes by Ruth Schwenk will encourage your heart and help you to see the calling of motherhood as a precious calling. This book also makes a great gift for all your mama friends!

About the book:

As a mom, you want to give your best to your family. As a busy mom of four kids, Ruth understands the stress of raising a family and trying to do it all perfectly, but she has uncovered a secret: becoming a better mom starts not with what you are doing but with who God is inviting you to become.

In The Better Mom Devotional, 100 devotions filled with scripture, prayers, and reflection questions will help you discover:

  • How God uses motherhood to change you from the inside out
  • Intentional ways to deepen your faith in any season of parenting
  • The true calling of motherhood: training, disciplining, and loving your children well
  • The life-giving impact of honest, loving friendships

With Ruth’s encouragement, you can overcome mom guilt, stop trying to be the perfect mom, let go of the endless to-do list of motherhood, and experience the most challenging but rewarding adventure yet: becoming The Better Mom.


All Things Beautiful: 31 Devotions for Single Moms

All Things Beautiful: 31 Devotions for Single Moms by Nikki Leonti Edgar is written in an authentic and related way for single moms to find encouragement and courage. Nikki shares real life stories from her own experience as a single mom and lessons she learned along the way.

About the book:

At age fifteen, Nikki Leonti signed a record deal and had a successful Christian music career. Three years later she became pregnant out of wedlock, which caused many to turn away from her. When she envisioned her future, she didn’t foresee her life falling apart. Suddenly she was a single parent.

Many single parents feel alone, ashamed, hopeless, confused, or just plain tired—tempted to give in to the negative voices that say it’s impossible to fulfill the dreams of their youth. From personal stories of overcoming, to Scriptures that were her anchor during the most difficult moments, Nikki shares transparently her journey of experiencing God’s redeeming grace.

This book will help you:

  • Re-center your heart and mind towards what is good.
  • Navigate through the uncertainty that comes with single parenting.
  • Discover that your baggage can be the source of the greatest joy and restoration.
  • Get back on track to fulfill the incredible purpose God has for your life!

There is no perfect parent and being a single parent can make you feel even more imperfect. If you’ve experienced the end of relationship, divorce, or loss of a spouse, this book is a great source of encouragement for parenting solo. There is not a past too messy that can keep God from transforming the most hopeless situation into a beautiful story.


From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home

From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home by Melissa Ringstaff {that’s me!}. Of course I had to include my own devotional book. Inside this book you’ll find 15 weeks or 75 days of readings that help you create a peaceful environment in your heart and home.

From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home @ AVirtuousWoman.org

About this book:

Are you ready for some peace in your heart and peace in your home?

If you have been struggling with your home, your marriage, your children, or just life in general this might be the answer you have been waiting for! We will spend 15 weeks working toward a goal for:

– peace in the heart
– peace in the home
– peace with our husbands
– peace with our children

“Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.” Psalm 107:28 – 30

Each week we will focus on a different goal building upon each one as we go. So get ready!

This devotional eBook is designed so that you can work on each days devotion Monday through Friday with weekends off. However, feel free to work at your own pace!

There are 75 days of devotions, covering 15 weeks if you follow the five day week plan. You will have actionable homework and heartwork so be prepared to experience real change.


Hope for the Weary Mom Devotional: A 40-Day Journey

Hope for the Weary Mom Devotional: A 40-Day Journey by Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGlothlin. This weekend I was talking to a friend about how hard parenting can be sometimes. My two youngest are teens and it’s still hard sometimes. When you’re children are little, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and weary. This book is for you.

About this book:

Jesus promises rest to those who seek Him. But how can a weary mom find rest in Jesus when she doesn’t know Him? How can she build her life on the truth of His Word when she doesn’t know it? Hope for the Weary Mom Devotional offers 40 truths every mom needs to know in a devotional format—easy for a busy mom to fit in her life. Discover how to

  • live dependently upon Jesus as His Word becomes more rooted in your heart.
  • move from weariness to hope in your God-given role as mom.
  • focus on who God is and how He moves and works in your life.

Each devotion includes a prayer, Scripture, and questions for reflection. You’ll be moved to deeper truth and be left with a hunger for more of God’s Word.


How long should your devotion time last?

There is no one right way to spend your devotion time. In fact, I would go as far as to say that your devotion time will probably look different during this season of your life than it will in the next season of your life.

If you’re a mama of a little one – or two, or three! – your available time isn’t going to be as much as an empty-nester. And that’s okay.

God doesn’t forsake us during our most busiest time of motherhood! He’s right there next to you. You can talk to Jesus any time of the day! And with your eyes open!

But here’s the truth. 

You need God. You really truly do.

And while He’s always right there, ready to listen, you’re not likely to hear His voice if you aren’t reading His Word. You need to take time each day to read and listen.

But how much time? Especially when time seems stretched so thin? 

In the book Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine, author Kat Lee says, “We know we should have a quiet time every day, but that somehow leads to feelings of guilt when we don’t achieve it. The problem is that when we feel guilty, we tend to avoid. Have you ever noticed that? If you don’t have time for your normal God time, you move it to later in the day or skip it altogether. Then, the next morning, you feel so guilty about it that you skip it again.”

Can you relate to that? I know I can! But, friend, God gives us amazing grace! He heaps it on us because he loves us so much! It’s time to let go of the guilt and bask in His grace!

Kat Lee goes on to say, “So many of us skip or miss our morning God time because we think we don’t have time. But when we break it up… we can recognize we always have time to start our day with God, even when we don’t have time for in-depth Bible study or journaling.”

She suggests that we begin by simply memorizing and praying Psalm 143:8 each morning. She says you can do it before you even get out of bed.

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8

So, you can let your day begin with that one small act of faith. And if you are able to do more, you can. But begin with that.

The books above have short devotions that can be read in just a few minutes. You could even stash one of those books in the bathroom if you find that’s the only time you have alone to think.

  1. Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
  2. The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes by Ruth Schwenk
  3. All Things Beautiful: 31 Devotions for Single Moms by Nikki Leonti Edgar
  4. From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home by Melissa Ringstaff
  5. Hope for the Weary Mom Devotional: A 40-Day Journey by Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGlothlin

You don’t have to feel guilty. Go ahead and start today. Just a few minutes – even just one short prayer if that’s all you can muster.

It’s in the small acts of faith that we build the foundation of a faithful life. 

Actions Steps to Take Today

  1. Choose a devotional book that is right for you.
  2. Make the decision to wake up each day and begin with God.
  3. Memorize and pray Psalm 143:8 or another verse that is meaningful to you as soon as you wake up.
  4. Read a short devotion if you feel like you can do more.
  5. Bask in God’s grace and let go of the guilt!
  6. Get my free printable art print of Psalm 143:8 below!

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