The world is filled with Christians, each with their own ideas and interpretations of scripture. One of the difficulties we face is that being Christian is a highly spiritual and personal experience.
However, for many, the experience can be spiritual, and for others, it is not. When you experience the death of a mother, especially when you are present, you can immediately tell that she went to heaven. You can also know that you can pray for them and talk to them afterwards.
Even though it might not be scriptural, we know that they may have left their earthly bodies, but they are alive spiritually.
This means that you can continue to pray for your mother even after she has left this earth. You can even ask her to speak to God on your behalf.
Before you start, save these goodbye short prayers for the dead.
1) Short Prayer For My Mother In Heaven
I pray today to thank You for Your presence in my life, but also for Your presence in the life of my mother who is now in heaven. I thank You for protecting her from her life until her death.
Mother, I want to thank you for all the sacrifices you made for me, all the moments you were by my side, all the tantrums you put up with and all the time you raised me.
I appreciate everything you did for me while you were alive and also all your help, even after your death, because I know that you continue to take care of me, even though you are physically far away from me.
I say this prayer in Jesus’s name. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Praying for those in the heavenly realm is not a strange thing to do.
The Bible says in John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
This means that only those who know and believe in the afterlife can experience and know that their mother is alive in the spiritual realm.
2) Prayer To Bring Peace To Mom In Heaven
I am praying to You on this beautiful day to ask You to take care of my mother who is in heaven.
I would like to ask You to help her find her place in heaven, at Your side, so that she finds all the peace she needs.
God the Father, help my mother to find the way to eternal peace. Allow her to be happy, always by Your side in heaven, and protect her whenever necessary.
Thank You in advance for listening to this request of mine. Amen.”
The scriptures do not tell us that we can or should pray for those who have passed on, but nothing prevents us from doing so. This is especially true if we believe that they are living life after death.
We know that they are alive, but we do not know their circumstances; hence, it is worth praying for them. We see how the Apostle Paul prayed for Onesiphorus, who was dead.
In 2 Timothy 1:16-18 it says, “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.”
I believe you should try the 9 days novena for the dead.
3) Prayer To Bless Deceased Mother In Heaven
Forgive the times we’ve doubted that You could ever change a distant heart. Forgive our hard-heartedness, our weariness and our forgetfulness to pray continually.
I pray for Your blessings over my mother in heaven. She needs Your loving touch right now. Please bless my mother as she sits in Your courts. I pray that Your hand will cover her.
May her soul be resting in peace by Your side. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
We know that our mothers are still keeping watch over us. We know this because, not only can we sense it at times, but we also know the story of Lazarus and the rich man.
It says in Luke 16:27–28, “Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.”
They can see us here on earth and are concerned for us. It is therefore necessary for us to keep them in prayer as well.
4) Prayer To Protect Deceased Mom In Heaven
“My God Our Lord,
Watch over the soul of my mother who is now in heaven, by Your side. May You help and strengthen her with all Your strength, Your graces, Your powers and Your miracles.
May You give her the peace she so desperately seeks. May my late mother now be able to live her afterlife in peace, without problems, worries or regrets.
May God forgive her all the sins committed on Earth and allow her to live in peace with herself, now and forevermore. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Even as believers in Christ, we do not know what happens in the heavens, so it makes sense to pray for our loved ones.
As 1 Corinthians 13:12 says, “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
We should also pray for their protection because we know that even angels are vulnerable to satan’s attacks.
Also try these prayers for a death in the family.
5) Strength Prayer For My Mother Who Passed Away
Today I am not praying for myself, but for my late mother. I know she is far away, but I am always worried about her.
I pray to You, Dear Lord, to protect her in heaven. For You to help her always find the light and for You to help her to have peace, even though she is far from me and all her family that is still on Earth.
I ask You, Dear Lord, to help her to live in Heaven in peace and to leave behind all the suffering she had on Earth. Help her transition to Heaven so that she can enter the afterlife more calmly, pure and happily.
Give her strength to be able to see her family, to support and to give us strength on Earth.
I know that You will take care of my mother, Dear God, I know that You will help her and that You will always guide her in the path of light. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The death of a mother is not easy, but we can certainly depend on God to carry us through. It would help us if we could also pray for them to be strong in the afterlife.
One thing is certain, we know where they are and that we are able to pray for them even now.
The Bible tells us in John 14:1, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
Before you leave, save these graveside prayers for burial of ashes.
Will These Prayers Help My Mother?
We know that we can pray for them. If we can pray for them, we can be assured that the prayers will help them. This is true because we know that God hears our prayers and answers them.
John 16:33 says, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Pray for your mothers, and God will hear you and keep them in perfect peace.
Can I Say As Many Prayers As I Want?
When you have lost a mother to death, you will know that you are still connected to her. You can never forget them. Therefore, even just remembering them is a prayer in itself.
What this means is that God hears all your thoughts and prayers. There is, therefore, no restriction on how many prayers you may say on their behalf.
Can I Light A White Candle To Light Up My Mother’s Soul?
Lighting a candle for your mother’s soul is a powerful way of drawing connecting lines between you, her, and God. It is a way of allowing His Spirit to dwell with you and to draw attention to her soul in heaven.
Candles do not have the power, but we can focus our hearts on what our prayer intentions are. If you pray for your mother, a white candle can allow you to focus on what you want to pray for and on her soul as well.
God will bless and protect your mother!
The fact that your mother has passed away does not mean that you cannot pray for her. Those who have experienced such a loss will understand what that means.
Praying for your mother in heaven can be just a thought of her, as we know she still exists in the spirit.
When we pray for our mothers in heaven, it is important to know that it is a very personal thing. Only you and God know what is happening, and He can assist you when you pray.
You should know that your mother hears you and knows that you care. She might even give you a very unique and personal sign that she hears you.