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Prayer for loss of mother

Dear God, I have lost you mother, she was so important to me. I never thought it was possible for me to live without her in my life. Please help me through this difficult time and give me the strength to carry on with my life as a single parent. Please help all of us who are going through this tragic loss in our lives. In your name we pray, Amen

Short Prayer

You can recite the following prayer:

Lord, thank you for bringing me into this world and for keeping me alive. I am grateful for everything that you have given me, including wisdom and knowledge. Please give my mother the strength to face whatever life has in store for her. Comfort her during this time of sorrow and grief, so that she will know peace again one day when we meet again in heaven. Amen.[1]

This short prayer is perfect for those who are religious but aren’t comfortable with long prayers or reciting scripture from memory. It also works well as an introduction if you’re unfamiliar with what prayers should sound like in general!

Longer Prayer

  • Prayer for loss of mother
  • Prayer for loss of father
  • Prayer for loss of brother
  • Prayer for loss of sister
  • Prayer for loss of son
  • Prayer for loss of daughter
  • Prayer for lost love, spouse

Prayer for a Friend

Prayer for a Friend

  • Dear God,
  • Bless my friend and his/her family. Please comfort them and help them feel your love. Give them peace of mind and help them heal in their own way. May they know that you are there for them always and will never leave them alone or forsake them. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Bible verses

There are a number of verses in the Bible that can be helpful at this time. Below are just some that might provide comfort to you during your loss of a mother.

  • John 14:1-6: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home,” Jesus said, “and I have prepared it for you.”
  • John 15:9-11: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you….This commandment I give you: Love each other.”
  • Luke 16:19-31 (Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus): “There was once a rich man who dressed himself up in purple and fine linen and feasted on delicious foods every day…Then he died…. However, Lazarus didn’t even get one crumb from his table because he was poor.” This parable shows that it doesn’t matter how much wealth or pleasure you have—you still need God to truly enjoy life!
  • Romans 8:18-39 (The truth about suffering): “While we were still helpless babies, Christ came along and gave us salvation as a gift through His blood…He will use our weaknesses against us if we don’t keep them under control by trusting him completely with our lives.”

For comfort during the grieving process

  • Pray for strength. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the emotions that come with the loss of a mother, and you may not know how to handle them. Prayer is one of the best ways to get through this difficult time. As you pray, ask God for strength so that you can move forward in your life and do what needs to be done.
  • Pray for comfort. You’ll likely feel sadness over the loss of your mother, but don’t forget about all of her good qualities as well—the love she gave you, her guidance and support when things got tough in life, etc.—and ask God to comfort your heart during this difficult time by reminding you of those things when they come up while grieving her death or thinking about her life before passing away.*
  • Pray for peace.* A lot of people describe grief as feeling like “living under water” because everything seems so heavy; prayer can help lift some of that weight off your shoulders so that it feels easier on those days when nothing seems right in life anymore (which is usually every day). When we are hurting emotionally due to loss or stressors such as illness/death etc., our souls cry out silently asking God “Why?” We often cannot understand His purposes unless He reveals them through His Word which tells us where these trials come from: “For whom has any suffering been too hard? Who was ever crushed without cause? If we could only realize it: The Lord has done everything just right!” Proverbs 18:21; Romans 8:28-29).

A mother’s death can be overwhelming. Try to reach out to others.

  • It’s okay to be sad.
  • Try to find someone to talk to.
  • Get out of the house, even if it’s just for a walk or a drive around the block.
  • Eat well; don’t skip meals, and try not to eat too much junk food or comfort food (like ice cream).
  • Stay busy with things that are enjoyable and meaningful for you, but keep them short-term and simple at first—not big projects or tasks that will take lots of time and energy away from grieving. For example: make a list of ten things you want to do this week and do one each day; go back through old photos (or take new ones) then write down what memories they bring up; redecorate your room in any way you want; clean out closets/drawers/cupboards etc.; reorganize kitchen cupboards etc.; organize photo albums into chronological order by date taken; make scrapbooks of old pictures

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