The Passion of Mary


Betty Smith

On July 19, 1994 Betty Smith’s son, Stacy, was murdered. From that experience, the “Passion of Mary Grief  Support Ministry was born. Betty answered the call from GOD when he  placed a vision in her heart to bless others who had endured  the bitter cup of losing a child. 

Through it all she never wavered. She walked in GOD’s purpose knowing that only He could strengthen and give her the discipline to bring the vision to fruition.

The ministry has been in existence for 14 years and serves the  Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Annually, the group sponsors nonprofit programs  and provides donations/support to  grieving families. In support of the ministry, Sister Smith was featured on the Washington D.C. local radio stations 93.9 WKYS and Empower Hour on 89.3 FM to increase public awareness of the  violence and deaths of young adults in the communities. Her goal is to work across borders,  combining efforts from police, politicians, spiritual groups, community leaders and the community at large to help stop the violence. The group has grown and continues to grow.   God knew that in order for her to heal she had to minister to others out of her pain.  


Our Mission Statement


We will love beyond measure, giving of ourselves, and promoting inner strength to those who have endured the bitter cup of losing a child.

Prayer Requests

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God, We still put our hope in You

Sometimes this world is hard to understand and even when we trust you, our hearts still ache.  So we come to you asking for the hope and strength we need to see pass the here-and-now to the then-and there.


Hope that believes what we cannot yet glimpse. Hope that holds our hearts up in the moments when life brings us to our knees. You are the only One who can sustain us. You are the only One who can save us.


Be the rescuer of our souls, the deliver of our dreams, the holder of our hearts. We believe that even the darkest night must lead to dawn. We wait with expectation.

In Jesus Name We Pray,





1 Peter 1:3-5

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.





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