Prayer After Miscarriage
FOR THE WEEK AFTER MISCARRIAGE
“Out of the depths I call to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my cry!”
God of mercy, hear our prayer.
From the depths of our grief, answer us.
Our hearts break at the loss of our child.
Our minds struggle to understand.
Just days ago we held the hope of new life.
We carried the joy of a child to raise.
Now death has taken what we love.
Sorrow darkens our days and steals our nights.
We cling to you in our grief, God of hope.
We entrust our baby to your mercy.
Help us to believe we will be with our child again one day.
Help us to trust in the promise of heaven.
In the name of your Son, we pray.
From Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage by Laura and Franco Fanucci. Copyright © 2018 Our Sunday Visitor. Used with author’s permission.
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Laura Kelly Fanucci is an author, speaker, and founder of Mothering Spirit, where she first started writing about parenting and spirituality in 2010. She earned her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Divinity from Saint John’s School of Theology. Laura has authored seven books, including Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting and Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage.
Laura’s work has been featured on the Hallow and Ritual apps, and in popular outlets including NPR’s Morning Edition, On Being, and the Kelly Clarkson Show. She writes frequently for online and print publications including Catholic News Service, Grotto Network, and Give Us This Day. She and her husband live in Minnesota with their children.