Knowing that you are losing your mother brings a sense of unimaginable loss and pain. Here are 11 comforting prayers for a dying mother, including images you can print to use and share.
Give Strength Prayer
Gracious God, give strength to my mother. She is brave and beautiful and strong, and she is desperately in need of You. As her body weakens, God, let her lean on Your strength for the time she has left. Let her leave this world feeling strong in You and ready for what comes next. God, only You can be her strength now. There is no more earthly healing that can be done. Let her be Yours. Amen.
No More Suffering Prayer
Compassionate Father, I come to You and ask that You let my mom not suffer anymore. God, we know that she doesn’t have much time left, but I ask that the time she does have can be as pain-free as possible. God let her enjoy the time she has left in this world and let us enjoy her while we still have time. God, give Your comfort because that is the only thing left that can help. Thank You, God, for the woman she is. Amen.
Prayer for Peace of Mind
O Mighty God, I pray for peace for my mother and my family as my mom nears her last days. She is a fighter and has lasted longer than any of us expected her to. God, I ask that You help her and us have peace of mind about her death. We know that she will be with You, but it will still be so hard to not have her around. Lord, help my mom know that we will be okay when she is gone. Help her be comforted by knowing that she has taught us all so much, and has prepared us to stand on our own without her. Help her be ready and at peace when the time comes. Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank You so much for my mother. I always knew she wouldn’t live forever, but sometimes I forgot that she wasn’t invincible. As it has become clear that her time left with us is short, I want to take the time to thank You for her and everything she has done for me. I am so blessed to have had such a kind, caring, and loving mother. God, she is ready to go and be with You. Help me be ready for her to go, too. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
Comfort My Mother Prayer
Jesus, my Savior, comfort my mother, please. I ask that You prepare her for the end of her time on earth. Give her peace and comfort in the idea of death and let her feel ready to go when the time comes. I ask that You help her say and do whatever it is she feels like she needs to do before she dies. God, let her know that it is okay for her to go when she is ready. Let her have comfort in the truth that we will miss her, but we know she will be happier with You. Amen.
Salvation for Mother Prayer
All-powerful Father, my mom is not a believer and as her health gets worse, I worry for her salvation. God, I know that I cannot change her heart, but You can. Please use me in any way You can to break through to my mother and help her trust and accept You before her time on this earth ends. God, please save her from her unbelief. Help me to know what to say and what to do to get through to her. Please, God. Amen.
Prayer for Reassurance
O Jehovah, my God, every time I go to visit my mother, she puts on her best face and still tries to take care of me. God, even when she is dying, she is trying to be strong for me. I pray that You give her the reassurance she needs to know that she doesn’t have to act strong. I pray that she be comfortable and at peace. Lord, thank You for all that You do for her and our family. Amen.
Inner Peace Prayer
Jesus, I pray that You grant inner peace and calm to my mother in her final days. As her body gets weaker and her sickness gets worse, Lord, let her spirit be still and confident in You. Death can be so scary, but God, You promise your believers eternal life. In You, there is no fear of death and no power in Hell. May my mother feel that freedom from fear. Help her be calm and serene. Thank You, Lord. Amen.
Mother at a Distance Prayer
Everlasting God, since I cannot be with my mother in her dying days, I ask that You make Your presence known to her, God. Let her know that while I am not there, You are there and You can provide ultimate comfort and love. Be her respite. Allow her to find joy in her final moments on earth. God, You are the ultimate provider. Thank You for being there for my mother in life and in death. Amen.
Let Her Know Prayer
Father, my mother’s mind has been decaying for quite some time. She rarely knows where she is and even less often knows who I am. God, I ask that somehow before she goes to be with You, You allow her to know how much we love her and how much she will be missed. God, allow her to die with the knowledge and satisfaction that she made a difference in her children’s lives. Let her feel that she was unbelievably loved. Lord, protect her always—now and forever. Amen.
Be Together Prayer
Heavenly Father, I ask that You bless the time that I have left with my mother. When we are together, God, be present with us. Let us not bicker about useless things or find faults in each other’s actions and thoughts. But God, let us be together in communion. Let us spend the time we have left loving, caring, and simply being with the other. Lord, give me the patience and humility to not be defensive or irritated. God, I want to soak in every second that I can with her. Thank You. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.