Grief is an incredibly hard process for anyone to go through, and it can be especially challenging for grieving mothers. When a parent has lost a child, it is a particularly devastating experience, as the parent is left with a deep hole in their heart that can never be filled.
I’ve been really thinking about this a lot lately as several people I know who have lost loved ones are really struggling with the approaching Mother’s Day. I know that for me, when my heart is so deeply wounded, it can be incredibly hard to focus my thoughts on prayer. Yet, when I do, I always feel so much better. I’m not alone. He sees. He knows.
He cares about you in the same way, my friend.
So, today, I have a simple prayer to help you if you find yourself struggling to even begin.
I come to you in this time of grief and sorrow. I feel immense sorrow in my heart since losing my precious child. I know that my child is now in your loving embrace, and yet I feel so alone without them.
I ask for your comfort and strength to get through this difficult period.
Help me accept the loss of our child and to come to terms with the fact that they are now with you.
Thank you for the memories we have of our child, and I ask that you help us remember the joy they brought us while they were with us.
Help us cherish the time we had with them, and to focus on the good times that we shared.
I ask for your blessing and protection during this time. Please help us find the courage and the strength to keep going. Give us hope for the future and help us look for the Light even in the darkest of times.
We thank you for your love and mercy.
And Lord, we thank you for understanding our pain. You watched as your own child was killed. So, we take comfort in knowing that you fully comprehend our heartache.
Yet, you also see the future joy that is coming… because your own Son defeated death, hell and the grave, we also can have hope that a future joy is coming.
We are grateful and pray these things in the name of your precious son, Jesus,
Dear friend— is there anything I can pray for you about? Please reach out and let me know.
And lastly, as my gift to all who are grieving, the eBook version of GodPrints is available for free May 11-15, 2023. Please grab a copy or share with someone you know who could benefit from our story of finding God right here on this road of suffering and grief.
Hope can bloom again, my friend,