Prayer For Grieving Loss Of Mother
More than ever, I find myself in the hands of God. This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth. But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God. It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know and feel myself so totally in God's hands.
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.
We beseech thee, O Lord, in thy mercy, to have pity on the soul of thy handmaid; do thou, who hast freed her from the perils of this mortal life, restore to her the portion of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
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.
May the sweet light of change shines in the darkness, / May the first breath of each morning begin life again, / May the memories unfold as prayers for life,/ May the love continue to fill the silence.
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.
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.
Those who are worn out and crushed by this mourning, let your hearts consider this: this is the path that has existed from the time of creation and will exist forever. Many have drunk from it and many will yet drink. As was the first meal, so shall be the last