My prayer for miscarriage is featured in the book Pocket Prayers for Times of Trouble (Twenty-Third Publications, 2014).
God of comfort,
you who are mother and father of us all,
hear my anguish at the loss of my child.
My heart and body are broken,
wracked with pain and grief.
Let me bring you my cries
and my confusion,
my anger and my envy,
my guilt and my sorrow,
knowing that you mourn with me,
that my tears are not wept alone.
You who call us each by name
from our mother’s womb
know the wonder of life
no matter how small,
no matter how young.
Help me trust that you will hold
my baby in your hands
as I hold this child in my heart.
Your love is wide enough for my pain.
Your healing is the hope I cling to.
Be with me in my pain,
in this present darkness.
Enfold me in your embrace
and heal my deepest loss.
Copyright © 2014 Laura Kelly Fanucci
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I write about miscarriage in my book, Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting. For more of my reflections, please see below. Know that you are in my prayers if you are grieving this loss.
On Carrying & Missing: the story of our miscarriage.
The Gossamer Veil: on grief.
The Empty Due Date: on the anniversaries of the heart.
The Trash Tells The Story: my essay on miscarriage featured at Mamalode.
For All Our Children, Tonight and Always: on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (October 15th).
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Beautiful. Made me tear up even after 31 years.
So beautiful. Thank you for this.
Thanks for the prayer. Somedays the loss of our seven in heaven is hard. I am grateful God is with us and our very comfort!!
Praying for you and your children tonight. I am grateful you shared your story and your honesty here.