A Prayer Request

by | Apr 27, 2010 | Miscarriage, Prayer Request | 14 comments

It is with great sadness that I am posting tonight to ask you to please pray for my dear friend Charlotte, and her beautiful family, as they grieve the loss of another precious little soul.

Miscarriage Prayer

My Lord, the baby is dead!

Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?

“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.

You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”

I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. 

— Mother M. Angelica


  1. Gae

    Dear Jessica,
    We will pray.
    Thank you for this beautiful prayer to share for her

  2. melanie

    We will pray. I am very sorry for her loss.
    Hugs & Blessings & Love

  3. Sarah

    I'll be sending prayers. So sorry to hear that. I was just over at her blog earlier yesterday looking for a coloring page and she was on my mind. I guess I know why now.

    Thanks for letting us know.

  4. kimberly

    Tears of such sorrow…how does one ever convey sufficient sympathy? That precious family is in my prayers…I'll pop over and let her know…

  5. Mary N.

    I'm sorry to hear this. I know the pain of losing a child this way and will pray for her and her family.

  6. Mary N.

    I just read Mother A's words again and cried they were so beautiful and consoling. May they bring consolation to your friend, also.

  7. Kelly

    oh, this breaks my heart. I'm so very sorry to hear this. We will be praying for Charlotte and her family.

  8. fadfd

    I am so very sorry and sad….

    Yes, we'll pray!

  9. Tiffany

    Heartfelt and loving prayers from our sheepfold to hers. We are so sorry for this loss of precious life in their family… Peace of Christ and may His most loving Mother Mary drape her mantel around them.

  10. Kate Wicker

    Sending prayers her way right now…

  11. Sarah

    I am so sorry for her loss, I am sending prayers her way.

  12. Karina

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful words of Blessed Teresa. May those words bring comfort to all who need it!

  13. Mom2Seven

    What a beautiful prayer. I have suffered many miscarriages… that prayer truly touches my heart. I visit Charlotte's blog from time-to-time… I am very sorry for her loss. JMJ

  14. Julianna Murphy

    This is a beautiful prayer. I love it and it made me tear up. _Julianna Murphy


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