Morning Sickness

A Prayer for Morning Sickness

morning sicknessLord, have mercy.
When I feel so wretched all day long,
sick and tired from sunrise to sunset,
pull me from the pit of my despair.
Let me remember those
who live with sickness, pain, and discomfort
every day of their lives,
not just for nine months.
Forgive my complaints, Lord.
and help me bear my suffering.

Christ, have mercy.
When each day feels endless,
dragging and depressing as I find no relief,
lead me into the hope of your resurrection.
Let me remember those
who wish today would last forever,
like those saying goodbye to a loved one.
Forgive my impatience, Lord.
and help me bear my waiting.

Lord, have mercy.
When I fear that I will never again feel well,
draw me into the light of your healing love.
Let me remember my child –
the one for whom I suffer,
the one for whom I wait,
the one I already love.
Let me give thanks for the life of my baby,
even in my moments of darkness and despair.
Help me remember that You will never abandon us,
that we are always held in the embrace of your love.

Lord, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

A Prayer for Morning Sickness © 2015 Laura Kelly Fanucci

One thought on “Morning Sickness

  1. Thank you, dear Laura for writing this beautiful prayer, and for your wonderful blog.
    I am 10 weeks pregnant and during the last 3 weeks I have been feeling sick from nausea, vomit and headache for the whole day. I guess the term “morning” sickness should be corrected ;p

    I pray for you and your family.
    May God shower you with His love, so that you can be the light for others.

    Lis, Prague.

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