Fearless Friday: Prayer for Those Trying to Conceive

Today I am dedicating this Fearless Friday for all those married couples who are seeking to have a baby. I confess this is rather personal and has been weighing on my heart for a long time.

My husband and I have been trying for another baby ever since our son, Andrew, was eight months old. We were hoping to give him a sibling that was close in age; but; alas, that wasn’t meant to be. Andrew is five, almost 5 1/2 years old and still no baby brother or sister.

Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful for Andrew. He is a shining star in our lives and we love him dearly. I know that I am blessed to have him in my life and I can’t imaging living without him. Still, I can’t help but pray/wish that I could get pregnant again.

God’s wisdom is so far above us, and His will is best for us. In my head I understand all the practical reasons why the Lord may have kept us from getting another little blessing: unemployment/money issues, health issues, we were moving out of state, hubby was away for long periods and now I’m getting older. But, when Andrew pats my belly and asks: “Why doesn’t God give you another baby like other mommies?”, my heart aches.

God is ever faithful, and whether or not I ever have another child, I will bless His Holy Name. I know there are many women and families facing infertility, miscarriage, etc. and so I am praying for all of them. And if you are someone reading this blog who is in this situation, know that you are not alone and prayers are being sent up to heaven for you.

Prayer to Saint Gerard for Motherhood

O good St Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and wonder worker of our day, confidently I call upon you and seek your aid. On Earth you always fulfilled God’s designs, help me now to do the holy will of God. Implore the Master of Life, from whom all paternity proceeds, to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life, and in the world to come, heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory. Amen.

(Prayer courtesy of praying4ababy.com)

St. Gerard, pray for us!