7 Caring Prayers For a Mom Who Passed Away

When your mother dies, it can be hard to pray about that situation.

What words come to mind to pray about a mom who passed away, especially when it seems like all you can do is cry. The good news is that you have found your way to this site and this page.

Allow these seven  caring prayer for a mom who passed away to help you get started in talking to God about what you’re feeling. You are encouraged to pray them as they are written so you can focus on just praying to God, not about what to say.

Of course, if you need to, you can modify the wording to suit your specific scenario in the moment. You might also benefit from looking at prayers for feeling lost, or Do I need to be specific when I pray.

As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you” ( Isaiah 66.13, NIV).

Losing a parent to death is always difficult and surrounded by so many emotions, feelings, and actions. Having a mom pass away, whether it was expected or not, is a challenge that can best be met with prayer.

Regardless of when your mother died, you can still pray for her. You can let God know how you feel now about your mom, what you miss about her, or really anything. There’s nothing too small, or too big, for God to handle. Let yourself be vulnerable and honest with God in prayer.

You can share your comments and prayer requests with us here. We like to hear from you. Simply leave your message in the comments section at the end of this article.

A Short Prayer For a Mom Who Passed Away

Dear Lord God, I turn to you in prayer right now because I want to talk to You about my mom who passed away. I miss her still and wish she had not died, but somewhere deep inside, I know that I can’t change what has happened. Help me to accept the reality of her passing and move forward with her love and memory very much a part of who I am. I can’t do this alone, Lord. Hear my prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For  Mother Who Died Recently

God, I am still in a funk and can’t seem to function properly. My mom died just a few weeks ago and I still feel like like I’m enveloped in a fog of emotion and disjointed thoughts. I need Your help!

I pray for her to be at peace with You, fully whole and out of pain. I also pray for myself to be able to walk out this grief properly and fully. I wish I could just turn off the mourning for her, but I know I need to get all the way through it or I’ll get stuck.

I know I will always miss her but I need Your help in being able to live without her physically here anymore. The pain is still fresh and I pray that You will help it to subside within me. I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For a Mom Who Passed Away From Cancer

Father God, I pray to you now, with both sadness and gratefulness. My mom has passed away from her battle with cancer, and I am both sad and relieved.

Now that she has died and is with You because of Jesus Christ, I know she is no longer suffering or in any pain. She is fully whole and fully healed in Your mighty glory. For that, I give You thanks, for Your promises are true and real.

Yet, I am also very saddened because she is no longer here and I can’t hear her tell me she loves me or anything else. Her absence is tangible right now. Help me and my whole family be able to deal with her passing in a healthy way, so we can continue to live and honor her. I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For a Mom Who Passed Away After a Wreck

I don’t know what to pray, Lord, but I’m going to just start saying words that come to my mind. I just found out my mom died in a car wreck. I am stunned. I am numb. I can’t even think straight right now so I’m turning to You for help and guidance.

I just talked to her a day ago on the phone. I didn’t know that was going to be the last time I ever heard her voice and got to tell her I loved her. This doesn’t make any sense. I wasn’t ready for this. I don’t want her to be dead.

God, I need You to meet me in a powerful way because I don’t know what to do or anything. It doesn’t even register that my mother is gone. Please help me in the midst of all this confusion. Be the clear, loving Light in my life right now, Lord. I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” ( Matthew 5.4, NIV).


Prayer For a Mom Who Passed Away Years Ago

Lord God, this grief stuff hits me in the oddest ways sometimes. My mom passed away several years ago now, and yet I heard a song on the radio and I was flooded with emotion. I had to pull over and let the weeping wash over me.

I knew when she died and my emotions were all raw that I would always miss her. I didn’t know that I would sometimes get overwhelmed out of the blue with a memory of her. I’m glad I can turn to You for support and understanding, for you know death and you are life.

I can be grateful in the trust and belief that she is with you in heaven and is not suffering in any way, but simply praising Your holy Name. It is this vision that gives me hope and helped me make it through what I experienced today. Thank You for meeting me where I was, in a real way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For A Mom Who Died From a Stroke

Lord, I ask for Your help in accepting the death of my mom from a stroke she suffered. It’s still a little hard to understand that it all happened. One moment we were talking together and the next she started slurring her words and her face drooped and then everything went nuts.

I’m grateful for the response of the EMTs and all they did to try and help her, but the stroke was too much and she didn’t survive, despite their best efforts. I don’t blame them and I’m not angry with them at all. I’m angry at the stroke that took her from me and my family.

I’m having a hard time letting her go, even though I know she’s not here. I was at the funeral and tossed dirt on the casket when it was lowered in the ground. I just miss her and I ask for Your help in dealing with my grief over her passing. Hear my prayer through Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For a Mother Who Died From Old Age

Well, Lord God, my mother has passed on and is with You in paradise. While I am saddened at her passing, I am praying now with a heart of thankfulness for her being able to live a full life and a long life. She outlasted her doctor’s predictions and she outlived everyone in her family.

I already miss her but I know that’s a part of our earthly life here. We are made for eternity through Jesus Christ and my mom certainly lived that out in so many ways. Thank You Lord, for my mom and giving her the strength to live a long life and impact so many people. I know You are embracing her fully in Your loving arms. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Final Thoughts

I know several people who have lost their mom over the years and it is always a challenging time. Even weeks or months after the death, loved ones still want to pray for their mother. This is understandable and natural, since a mother is one of the most important people in your life.

No one can really do what a mom does in your life. So, when your mother passes away, however it occurs, it’s gut-wrenching and can leave you without words to speak. Your thoughts may be foggy and unclear. It’s discombobulating, to say the least.

In spite of all of that, praying to God for, or about your mother is a good step to take for yourself. Turning to God gets you outside of all the turmoil of emotions you may feel. You can bring that burden to God, whether your mom’s death was recent or long ago.

“He will swallow up death [and abolish it] for all time. And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, And He will take away the disgrace of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken” ( Isaiah 25.8, Amplified).

God promises to meet you in your grief and confusion. In the end, God promises to overcome death, and in that you can cling to hope. Let the Spirit of God surround you with peace and comfort in your mom’s passing.

I hope these seven caring prayers for a mom who passed away will prove useful to you. I could never know exactly what you need to pray for, but I do believe that God can work in you through these prayers. May you grow into a deeper, more trusting relationship with God as you pray. Keep on praying!

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