PRAYERS

Holy Family Prayer

Holy Family Prayer

By Alissa Molina | September 20, 2023

Sometimes I ask St. Joseph to stand in the room with a brother or son or father I know who is going through something hard, or lonely, or maybe even unspeakable. I ask St. Joseph to place his calming, patient, loving hand upon the person’s shoulder so that they may know he is not alone.…

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arm children with goodness

Arm the Children

By Jennifer Magnano | September 13, 2023

Arm the children Arm them with a passion for life and each other. Arm them with gorgeous humans who consistently show up. Arm them with some sort of relationship to the Divine. Arm the children with beautiful experiences and honest ones, too. Arm them with gratitude, an ample dose of optimism and hope, the ability…

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motherhood is a prayer

Motherhood is a Prayer Breathed Out

By Ashley Holston | September 6, 2023

Something I believe. . .⁣ ⁣Motherhood is⁣ Weighty and wonderful,⁣ Sometimes monotonous and boring,⁣ But also exciting and spontaneous,⁣ While being grievous and frustrating. ⁣It’s both stretching and structured,⁣ Straightforward and confusing,⁣ Tiresome and energizing,⁣ Painful and healing,⁣ Draining and lifegiving,⁣ Hopeful and despairing.⁣ // It’s playing⁣ the long game⁣ Though your finish line will…

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prayer after miscarriage

Prayer After Miscarriage

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 30, 2023

FOR THE WEEK AFTER MISCARRIAGE “Out of the depths I call to you, Lord; Lord, hear my cry!” (Ps 130:1–2) 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…

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paradoxical motherhood

Nothing but Mother

By Hannah Napier Rosenberg | August 23, 2023

After birth, I am all at once at home and out of place. Every task now a luxury of time. I want to spend all day with the baby, I want to spend all day alone. This month I have done nothing but mother, my body given in service to a tiny human I just…

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water prayer

A Water Prayer

By Katie Cassady | August 16, 2023

Nourishing God, You make water spring forth from the rock. We come to you hot and thirsty. We praise You for the many ways we are refreshed, body and soul, by the gift of water. The rush of running through a sprinkler, or wading ankle-deep in a mountain stream, is a delight to the senses!…

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september motherhood prayer

A Blessing for the September Mother

By Rebecca Smyth | August 9, 2023

A Blessing for the September Mother: Who doesn’t make enough memories Or lives for the bucket list Who misses the first day of school Or performs acrobatics to get it off work Who holds milestones and grief in the same hand Or relishes in routine Who feels nauseous with anxiety Or notices she can breathe again  Who despises making packed…

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God's provision in changing seasons

The Days Ahead: A Reminder for the Changing of Seasons

By Ashley Holston | May 17, 2023

I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣So when I see a trial⁣⁣ an unexpected struggle⁣⁣ an unfamiliar season⁣⁣ a potentially hard thing⁣⁣ anything new⁣⁣ anything I’m not used to⁣⁣ ⁣⁣headed my way⁣⁣ and uncomfortably close,⁣⁣ ⁣⁣when I see it and become⁣⁣ tempted⁣⁣ to hoard manna⁣⁣ ⁣⁣I remember:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣The Bread of life…

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remember the resurrection

An Easter Prayer

By Rakhi McCormick | April 26, 2023

God of new life, In this season of resurrection, help us to look for the little miracles. Shatter our disillusionment when the  big miracles fail to materialize before us – Break through with your consolation when our Lazarus isn’t raised from the dead, Break through with Your mercy when our children aren’t healed, Break through…

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prayer for mothers creating

A Prayer for a Mother’s Creative Work

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 19, 2023

For mother-artists, writers, crafters and creators. Know that your work is holy, both in your art and with your family! 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…

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Mother's Prayer for Mental Health

A Prayer for Mental Health as a Mom

By Jessica Mathisen | April 12, 2023

Father, Thank You for being the God who sees. The God who knows. The God who cares. Thank You that You see me, Your beloved daughter, in my frailty. Thank You that You know everything about me— including my internal struggles that threaten to strangle the life out of me. Thank You that You care…

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Jesus gathers us like a mother

As A Mother With Her Children

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 5, 2023

A Song of St. Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you; you are gentle with us as a mother with her children. Often you weep over our sins and our pride; tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgment. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds; in sickness…

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