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Prayer for loss of mother

This page brings together several prayers and readings for those who a mourning the loss of a precious parent, with a prayer poem for the loss of a mother, and a message of heartfelt sympathy for the passing of a dear mom. There is also the famous psalm 23 for meditation ("The Lord is my Shepherd") and a comforting prayer for strength when grieving.

Prayer for loss of my mother

(a prayer for a family grieving the death of their mom)

Dear Father,

She was a pillar, a gift of love, a treasure to my soul.
Always caring, ever kind and giving, even as she grew old.
To me she was a lovely mum, to you a beloved child.
I could only know her a little, you knew her spirit deep inside.

Whilst waves of grief break over me, crushing like a storm,
You've greeted her with a warm embrace, and gently called her home.
It's silent and so empty here, since she passed away,
And yet she will hear celebration, called forever into grace.

My memories are treasures now, I'll value, keep and sow,
I know she's taken all her riches, left the chaff and worn the gold!
As time passes, I'll forget the hurt and pain she bore,
For now, she's free, restored and peaceful, in your arms forevermore.

I'll let each bulb, each bud, each bloom, sing to me of your love.
For you reign in eternity, and I'll wait for your kingdom to come.
Thank you for my special mum, I trust her to your care,
We rest in your arms secure and safe, we are both children there.

(a prayer of comfort from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

The Lord is my Shepherd

This famous psalm is often used during funeral services:-
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Sympathy prayer for loss of mother

(suitable for enclosing in a card or message to the family)

May you find shelter.
Shelter in the love and prayers of family and friends.
May you find time to rest.
Rest in the comfort of warm memories and moments shared.

May you find heavenly hope.
Hope in the renewal of creation, in beauty and life.
May you stay close to Jesus.
Jesus, the great redeemer, leading our eyes to eternal skies.

(a sympathy message from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3 (NIV)

Prayer for Comfort during Grieving

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in an uplifting prayer for strength for those who are currently in mourning:-

Prayer for Strength when Grieving

A heartfelt prayer for all those who are in mourning:-

Prayer for someone who died suddenly

Time has stopped. How can it possibly carry on when the sudden loss of my loved one has overcome me?
Darkness fell. Where is the light they brought each day and the warmth of their embrace?
Joy buried. My heavy heart feels empty, lonely, frozen by the fragility of life taken.

And yet I still come to you Lord in this timeless, dark and frozen place where my heart resides.

Time stopped when you took your final cry, your last breath of great suffering.
Darkness fell, as your Father had to turn, to wait, to suffer a separation from you his beloved son.
Joy buried with you in the tomb, hopeless, finished cold.

And yet I know that you arose from that heartless, lonely and frozen place. You rose to life and extinguished the power of death. Thank you that my loved one has arisen with you into heavens glorious light. Thank you that right now they are alive in this place of incomparable beauty and eternal love.

Lord Jesus, in you I trust.


(a prayer of mourning from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for strength when grieving

Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
All I know is that Your grace is sufficient.
This day, this hour
Moment by moment
I choose to lean on You,
For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
I pour out my grief to You
And praise You that on one glorious day
When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
We shall walk together again.

(a prayer for comfort from www.lords-prayer-words.com)