For most of us, it was our mother who first taught us to pray and helped us to understand the mysteries of our Christian Faith. We can help repay her for that gift of faith by praying for the repose of her soul.
This prayer is a good way to remember our mother. It is especially useful to pray as a novena on the anniversary of her death; or during the month of November, which the Church sets aside for prayer for the dead; or simply anytime that her memory comes to mind.
A Prayer for a Deceased Mother
O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother; in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my mother, and forgive her her trespasses; and make me to see her again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.