Prayers

A Prayer for Caregivers

A Prayer for Caregivers

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 20, 2024

God of boundless love, your care for us comes through the hands of others. Today we pray for all who do the hands-on work of love: those whose daily labor is in the home, those who care for young and old, those who tend bodies, minds, and hearts in need. We pray in a special…

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A Prayer for Traumatic Birth

A Prayer for Traumatic Birth

By Elizabeth Burtman | March 15, 2024

O God who sees my suffering,     who was present as my little one was brought forth     in the confused mixture of my great joy at their birth     and my great grief as our bodies spiraled out of control,  Your strength [can bring / has brought] [me / us] back from…

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For When You Relive A Traumatic Birth

For When You Relive a Traumatic Birth

By Lauren Nizol | March 13, 2024

Author’s Note: My first son was born almost fifteen years ago after a two-day, induced labor because I had severe preeclampsia. I was in and out of the hospital over the course of a month, finally spending a week in the high-risk section of the labor and delivery wing before they induced me. My second…

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Prayers & Resources for Pregnancy After Loss

Prayers & Resources for Pregnancy After Loss

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 8, 2024

A Prayer for Pregnancy After Loss God of hope and healing, Help me to trust again. I know this is a new story, A different pregnancy, Another baby. But my heart still aches for the one I lost. I struggle to believe this journey Could end in goodness. Walk with me each day of this…

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A Prayer for Mother's Who Have Lost a Child

A Prayer for the Mothers Who Have Lost a Child

By Claudia Campbell | March 7, 2024

Abba Father, Our eyes are filled with tears, our bodies are weary, our hearts are angry, and we’re just so sad. We can’t seem to put together the incomplete pieces of a life that is so broken without our children.  Lord, help us to remember that You hear our cries, You see our tears, You…

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Mother's Anger

A Prayer for a Mother’s Anger

By Emily Mingus | February 29, 2024

Abba, It is so easy to give in to the tension creeping up my neck, the tightness in my throat, and the hurt I’ve burrowed down deep. But what is not right is to unleash this hurt, these emotions I need to rightfully process with YOU, on my tiny humans. You don’t give me more…

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A Prayer for the Empty

A Prayer for the Empty

By Megan Hogg | February 22, 2024

O Lord, to You who fill all things in every way, help me in this season of longing.   When I feel empty, fill me with Your abundant love. When I feel defeated, fill me with Your buoyant hope.   When I feel brokenhearted, fill me with Your comforting Spirit. When I feel angry, fill…

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A Prayer for Autism

A Prayer for Autism

By Maureen McLaughlin | February 14, 2024

Creator God, Lover of diversity of all kinds, all made perfectly in your image. Remind me daily how perfectly we were made imperfectly. Help me. Help me ride the tides of my son’s moods. Help me savor the moments when his autism allows him to be as calm as the smallest waves, gently lapping over…

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Our Lady of the Living Room Floor

Our Lady of the Living Room Floor

By Elizabeth Berget | February 8, 2024

By the low light of the baby monitor, she removes her makeup and recalls the shining successes of her friends as they gathered around the table that night: their new jobs and promotions, the annual review meetings, the conference next week in California. At the far end of the table, she’d sat silently recalling her…

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Fill Us

By Kate Bluett | February 1, 2024

All-present God who fills all things beyond what they can bear and spans the spaces in between, now fill the empty here. You who sustain us, give us food; our hungry stomachs fill. You made us and you called us good: Now hold us in your will. For you do not desire the death of…

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Mother-Artist Prayer

A Prayer for Mother-Artists

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 25, 2024

God, I come to you today With a thousand prayers— For peace, for quiet, For inspiration and motivation, For the chance to meet You In the sacred space of creation.  In this time You have offered And I have longed for, I come to create alongside You.  Let the work of my mind and body…

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Reflections of a Pregnant Church

By Kelly Sankowski | November 15, 2023

I can feel myself stretching. There is tension in my skin, and soreness in my breasts as they usher life in. I am enlarging the space inside of myself; This Body made up of so many parts. They were all comfortable, all had their roles; An eye as an eye and an ear as an…

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