Suffering through the loss of a loved one is no easy feat, especially for a child that had lost his or her mother. Here is a look at more than a dozen prayers for deceased mothers that can bring you comfort and solace.
Departed Mother Prayer
God of Immeasurable Mercies, by your power, Jesus conquered death and ascended in glory. I entrust my mother into your care, in the name of Jesus Christ. As my mother has departed to live for eternity with you, I thank you for the memories I have. I thank you that she was made in your image and reflected your love. You are the Lord of all life, you brought my mother into existence and you have now called her home. I pray that she will enjoy the fullness of your presence through all eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Comfort in Grief Prayer
O Lord my God, I thank you that you are the Lord of life. The life of my mother was a gift from you. She received love as your child and I am grateful that she poured out that love to me. I look forward to the day when Jesus returns to bring the resurrection of the dead. I await an eternity spent in your presence with my mother and all your people. I look with hope to a future with no sin, pain or death. As my mother encounters you face to face, I ask that you would bring me comfort. Amen.
Blessing of Life Prayer
Lord Jesus, my Savior, you are the firstborn from the dead. After your death on the cross, you rose from the dead and left your tomb. As I grieve the loss of my mother, thank you for the hope and assurance that comes from your resurrection. You conquered the grave and ascended into heaven where you are interceding for your people. I thank you that my mother is in your presence now and that one day we will be reunited. May the hope of eternity bring comfort to all who mourn the loss of my mother. In your mighty name, Amen.
Gratitude for Mother Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of earthly life, in particular for the life of my mother. Thank you for all the years I enjoyed with her. I praise you that she stood with me through the good times and the bad times. I cherish the memories of times of joy and times of sorrow. As she is now at rest with you, I thank you for the hope of a future in your presence that we will share together. Now may you, the Lord of Peace, give me peace at all times and in every way. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Eternal Comfort Prayer
Lord Jesus, my Refuge and my Redeemer, you humbled yourself by becoming human and submitting yourself to death on the cross so that all who believe in you shall not perish but have eternal life. I thank you that my mother, while no longer with us in this life, will live forever with you. You conquered the grave and opened the gates of heaven. I entrust my mother into your gracious care, and look to you with faith and hope in everlasting life, to comfort me in my grief and pain. In your powerful name, Amen.
Strength and Comfort Prayer
Glorious Father, hear my prayer during this time of mourning. I look to you with faith that all who trust in you will share in your resurrection. I thank you that my mother is now in your presence, free from pain, suffering and tears. Help me to continue to love and follow you in anticipation of the hope of heaven. May I cherish the memory of my mother as a testimony of your grace and mercy. May I persevere to the day when Jesus will return and I will enjoy the fullness of your promises for eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Comfort in Grief Prayer
Father of Compassion, hear my prayer and provide comfort to me during this time of shock and grief. My mother was your child, you knew her from birth and she died in your loving arms. Help me to trust in the name of Jesus who conquered Satan, sin and death. Help me to live a life of faith with my hope set in your eternal life. Help me to focus on your blessings during this time of loss. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in your sight O Lord. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Refuge and Strength Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you are the name above every other name. As I mourn the passing of my mother, may I find safety and comfort in your name. May your voice soothe my pain and strengthen me in my weakness. May your promises provide hope in my distress and stability in my confusion. May my mother live in perfect peace with you for eternity. As she sees you face to face, may she be transformed in your likeness. May grace and peace be mine in abundance, through you my Lord. In your mighty name, Amen.
Compassionate God Prayer
God of Loving Devotion, please show your compassion to me as I grieve the death of my mother. I thank you for her life and ask that you comfort me in my distress. The Bible says that you are near to the broken-hearted and close to those who are crushed in spirit. My heart feels broken at this time, please draw near to me with your love. My spirit feels crushed, may I know you are by my side. My mother loved me in a way that reflects your love for me, may I feel secure in that love forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Troubled Heart Prayer
God of All Peace, all hope in life and death comes from you. As I walk through grief and sorrow over the passing of my mother, my heart feels far from peaceful. Jesus said that the peace he gives surpasses all understanding. Your peace is the peace that can calm the troubled mind and heart in any situation. May I know your peace as I celebrate the memories of my mother and the life that you gave her. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, bring peace to my soul. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Everlasting Life Prayer
Creator and Sustainer, my God, thank you that you made the universe and all it contains. We are all made in your image and reflect your attributes. I praise you for the way that my mother demonstrated your love throughout her life. You have promised your children an inheritance of eternal life. I thank you that my mother is now safe in your presence. Fill me with your spirit in my time of need. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power and strength, be unto you my God forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Strength in Weakness Prayer
O Lord, my God, you are my refuge and my strength, my ever-present help in times of trouble. I feel adrift in the storm of grief since the death of my mother. Thank you that you always hear the prayers of your people. Hear me today as I cry to you for help. Fill me with your strength, comfort me through your spirit and hold me close to you. May I find deep encouragement in your promise that my mother is with you in paradise. May I praise you in this difficult time. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Jesus, my Sustainer, I thank you for the unique gifts and abilities that you gave my mother. Throughout her life, she reflected your image in the love that she gave to others. May I be filled with joy from the memories I cherish. Throughout history, you have consoled your people as they mourn. Your people have been filled with hope due to your promise of eternal life. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with me always. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Cherished Memories Prayer
Precious Holy Spirit, thank you for your endless supply of mercy and grace. My mother’s life came to an end with a hope that comes from trusting in your promises. May the sorrow that I feel be transformed into thanksgiving for her life and her love. As I deal with the pain of loss, may I be reminded that death has ultimately lost its sting because of the resurrection of Jesus. May grace, mercy, and peace be with me, from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ, the Son, in truth and love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Heal My Heart Prayer
Compassionate Father, thank you that you remain the same yesterday, today and forever. As I mourn the loss of my mother, may I find reassurance that she now abides with you. As I experience this unexpected change, may I be strengthened in your unchanging love. You held my mother close and you continue to draw near to me. May my eyes be fixed on the cross, that my gaze would be fixed on the light of your glory through the darkness of this situation. In life and in death, you are Lord of all. To you alone belongs all glory and praise. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.