A Prayer for Infertility

God of Abraham and Sarah,
wait with us and help us to believe.

God of Rebecca and Isaac,
hear our prayers and speak to our struggles.

God of Jacob and Rachel,
forgive us our envy and free us from jealousy.

God of Hannah and Elkanah,
hold our anger and weep with us.

God of Elizabeth and Zechariah,
calm our fear and strengthen our trust.

And God of all the untold stories –
of all the couples who conceived,
of all the couples who did not conceive,
of all the parents who adopted,
of all the parents who fostered,
of all the women and men who did not become parents
but whose callings brought new life in different ways –
bless our waiting and hoping,
our fear and our frustration,
our anger and our sorrow.

Walk with us on this dark and difficult journey.
Help us to trust that You will be our Light.


© 2015 Laura Kelly Fanucci

Infertility was part of our journey to parenthood and remains close to my heart. Read more about our experience here or in these reflections:

Seeing Stars in Sunlight

Dear Couple in the Pew: I See You {infertility & invisibility}

Seasons of Infertility, Years Later


  1. K on 5 October 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Please pray for me and my fiance. We are ready to have a child together. During our troubled time, he even fathered a child with another woman. I forgave him and we are patiently waiting on pur little girl or girls.

  2. Tee on 28 April 2018 at 2:21 am

    We have been ttc for more than 5 years and no sign nothing is happening. I get discouraged every month because I get a sign that we failed yet again. I want to give up but and be alone, let him marry another woman who can give him children somehow I cannot because I love him, I don’t even think I will love like this again.
    I need prayers, we need prayers…God hears us but im failing to understand his timing.

    • Lindsay on 28 July 2018 at 6:38 pm

      My husband cannot have children and we found this out 1 year into our marriage. We spent the first six years of our marriage childless, desperately wanting children. We tried different things, but God eventually blessed us with theee children through embryo adoption. I was able to carry them, give birth to them, breastfeed them, etc. Women and men suffer from infertility. Is there a reason why you haven’t gone to a specialist to get some answers to your questions? Then you would potentially know what’s going on?

  3. Chelsea Ware on 13 January 2017 at 12:12 am

    I am 34 years old and my boyfriend is 43 and we’ve been try to have a baby. The doctor told me I have fibrosis and pcos. Its just being hard I’m just getting discouraged on not being a mother one day. Please pray for Chelsea and Larry.

  4. Stephanie Mckinney on 7 May 2016 at 6:11 pm

    My husband and I have been trying for three years to conceive a baby.I know it’s God who gives us children when he see fit I have two kids my husband has none. I hear the frustration in his voice especially now my niece and some of his friends are expecting kids he seems angry and disappointed. I love my husband and don’t know what to do.

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