So you lost your mother or father or both of them a year ago. No amount of time can make up for their presence. Besides, they are the ones who gave you life and loved you beyond words throughout your life.
The wound of losing your parent might still be fresh in your heart, even a year after their death. And while it’s okay to cry when you think of them, it’s even better to say a word of prayer in honor of their memory.
Below are five beautiful 1st death anniversary prayers for your departed mother or father. Say with gladness in your heart as you remember them. Let us pray for mom and dad.
1) 1 Year Mother Death Anniversary Prayer
I come to You today not with sorrow in my heart but with thanksgiving because You carried me in Your arms when I lost my mom a year ago. I was in extreme grief and pain when my mother died, but You comforted me.
I miss my mother very much, but I know she is in a better place right now, basking in Your glorious presence. Please let her know that I hold her dearly in my heart and will always cherish her memories.
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
It’s been 365 days since receiving the gut-wrenching news that your mother passed away, mourning and adapting to life without her. As her death anniversary approaches, it can arouse a myriad of emotions, including reliving the heart-breaking experience.
Understandably, it can be a very difficult experience, especially if you were close to your mom. It’s important to have a strong support system to stand with you during that time.
Whether your siblings or close relatives and friends, they can offer you comfort as you commemorate your mother.
And if you are still dealing with grief, remember that the Lord is nearby. He is close to the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds, as illustrated in Psalm 147:3.
2) First Year Death Anniversary Prayer for Father
Thank You for granting me peace and comfort this whole year since losing my father. I was lost without him and didn’t think I could make it. I love my dad very much, and he was my rock and support system.
Life has been difficult without my father around, but You, oh Lord, saw it fit to take him away from us, so glory to Your name in all circumstances.
Bless my father’s soul, and let him continue resting in peace in heaven. I know that we shall meet again in paradise.
In the name of the Father, I pray and believe,Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
It is good to thank God in all situations. Your heart might still be in pain from losing your father, but instead of cursing and blaming God, offer a prayer of thanksgiving to get restoration and peace.
Remember that God works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him.
So if you love the Lord with all your heart, believe that despite the pain of living without your father, the Lord has your best interest at heart. All things will work out.
Gathering with other loved ones to commemorate and pray for your father’s death anniversary can bring comfort and peace in that situation.
Always keep the Lord close as well. Don’t lose faith even if things happen in a way you can’t understand. Psalm 34:18 declares, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Also save these miracle prayers for a peaceful death of a loved one.
3) Short Prayer for the First Year of Death for Someone You Love
As I mark the first year anniversary of (say their name), I approach You in prayer. In this time of commemoration and remembrance, I ask for Your comfort and restoration to surround me, removing the pain of my loss.
May my love one’s soul rest in Your warm embrace. As I hold their memories dearly, may Your grace sustain me and give me the strength to carry on.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This prayer is a strong expression of devotion and faith, granting solace and comfort to those mourning the loss of a loved one. It recounts the pain and sadness of the anniversary of their passing and invites God’s comfort.
By invoking God’s divine power, the prayer gives you a message of hope.
The prayer reminds you that the soul of your loved one rests in the loving arms of the Father in heaven and that you will one day be reunited with them.
The Scripture John 14:27 encourages, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Also save these prayers for a death in the family.
4) Blessing Prayer for the First Year of Death for Mother/Father
“Dear Lord Jesus,
Hallowed by Your name that is Supreme above all names. As I still mourn the death of my mother/father, may I find solace in Your name.
May my mother/father’s soul stay blessed in Your loving arms. As they behold Your glory, may they be transformed into Your beautiful splendour.
Also, bestow upon me Your grace, peace and joy and let it overflow in my life through Your divine power. I pray in Jesus’ name,Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Saying a blessing prayer for the first year of death for your mother or father invokes God’s peace and acceptance, hence bringing you closer to God.
This prayer is a beautiful way to remember your mom or dad and behold their soul in eternal rest in the Lord’s presence.
Say the prayer in a way that’s comfortable with you. You could pray alone or with your loved ones.
Some people commemorate their mother or father’s death anniversaries by praying at their burial sites and taking flowers or their parent’s favorite things while they were alive. It is a great way to mark their death anniversary.
5) 1 Year Death Anniversary Death Prayer for Peace
On this day that I mark my mother/ father’s 1st year death anniversary, I find comfort in the knowledge that their soul is at peace in Your loving embrace.
Despite the pain of my parent’s absence in my life, I rejoice that they entered heaven’s gates at the end of their earthly journey.
Please let me not be disturbed but fill my heart with peace as I accept that death is inevitable for all of us as it serves to shed our physical bodies so that our souls can be in Your presence.
I believe and pray in Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior,Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This beautiful prayer remembers your mother or father who has departed, not only on their first death anniversary but forever.
It invites peace in your life and helps their soul to rest in peace in heaven as well.
This prayer also seeks comfort in the Lord’s promise of salvation for the devout and invites strength to keep their spirit alive by living a life filled with joy, peace and happiness, soothing a broken heart.
“Peace be with you!” Jesus said to His disciples twice (John 20:19-21) to calm them down because they were terrified by the events of His death. And after they saw Him, they were overjoyed. May Christ’s peace also fill your heart after saying this prayer.
Before you leave, save these prayers for strength and comfort during death.
Can I Pray These Prayers for Anyone?
Yes, you can. You can say the prayers to commemorate the first-year death anniversary of your friend, sister, brother, cousin, grandparent or any other loved one.
It can be a meaningful way to honor their memory and connect with their spirit.
Will The Person Who Died Hear My Prayer?
Yes. Though it’s hard for them to communicate with us, they can hear our prayers. In fact, they hear us better than we hear them. So rest assured that your prayers for your dear departed will reach them.
It’s even better when you channel your prayers to God because He is the one who can give you comfort, happiness and peace as you overcome the grief of your deceased loved one.
Can I Trust the Powers of These Prayers?
Yes. Technically, it is not the prayers that have power but your faith that God will answer them. That is why it is important to pray with hope in your heart and not grudgingly.
You might be in pain or angry, but as long as you have faith, however little when you pray, it will produce power. Remember the Word of God from Matthew 17:20-21 that says:
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
As you mark the first year since your mom or dad’s passing, it is crucial to pause and celebrate their lives and pay homage to their memory.
The prayers provided above are the best for commemorating your mother or father’s life, and they can also provide comfort and peace during this trying time.
I pray that these prayers bring you peace and serenity as you cherish the memories and salute the life of your dear mother or father.