infertilityGod 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

2 thoughts on “Infertility

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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