Mother’s Day can be a wonderful time of the year, but it can also be sad.  Some people struggle with memories of their Mothers who have passed on. The sadness they feel in their hearts overrides the joy of Mother’s Day.

Whether your Mother has been gone a short period or for many years, this can be a hard time.  You want to be happy for everyone else who is celebrating with their Mother, but you find it so hard to do because you are missing your Mother so much.

The one thing that has helped me the most has been prayer.  Prayer is a powerful weapon God gave to us.  I don’t know where I would be without prayer and my faith that have brought me through many hard times.

I pray for peace in my heart and soul and I pray for God to comfort me during the hard times. Prayer can bring you a level of comfort that is far above what any material things can do for you.

So, I want to say a prayer for you, all of you, who may be missing your Mother. I pray that if you are hurting and missing your mother, that this prayer, in some small way, helps you and brings peace to your heart.

Dear Heavenly Father, It’s hard for many right now because their hearts are broken. They can’t feel the joy and happiness of Mother’s Day since they lost their Mother.

With the added pressure of staying at home and not being able to visit extended family, this Mother’s Day is especially hard. Many are just feeling empty.

You promise to be near the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. Keep them all close to You and heal their wounds. Give them peace, and lead them to comfort.  Help them find refreshment for their souls.

Let them know that they are not alone. Let them feel Your presence and Your loving care.

Send to them gifts of Your love and let them feel hope in their hearts. Take away their sadness and replace it with Your joy. Be with them this Mother’s Day!  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Sending you prayerful blessings of love and gratitude from Sterrett, Alabama!

Charity M. Richey-Bentley