Dear Lord Jesus! I come to You today in sadness and sorrow, for the devil has tried your daughter twice with miscarriages! Heavenly Lord, come to my rescue, heal me, and heal my womb, that I may conceive a baby and have a safe delivery without any more miscarriages. Heavenly Lord, pls cleanse me with Your precious blood which You shed on the cross for me. Make me whole again, free from all ailments. In the Mighty Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen! Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Amen!
— by Ezinne (Abuja, FCT, Nigeria)
St. Catherine of Siena: Prayer to Avoid a Miscarriage
Humble Virgin and Doctor of the Church,
in thirty-three years
you achieved great perfection
and became the counselor of Popes.
You know the temptations of mothers today
as well as the dangers that await unborn infants.
Intercede for me
that I may avoid miscarriage
and bring forth a healthy baby
who will become a true child of God.
Also pray for all mothers,
that they may not resort to abortion
but help bring a new life into the world.
—St. Catherine of Siena
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
Dear Saint Catherine, you know the temptations of mothers today as well as the dangers that await unborn infants.
Intercede for me that I may avoid miscarriage and bring forth a healthy baby who will become a true child of God.
Also pray for all mothers, that they may not resort to abortion but will bring new life into our world.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for the gift of all human life.
I am most especially grateful for the new life within my womb – the unborn child forming deep within me.
Through the prayers of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and the intercession of Saint Catherine of Sweden, I beg You to watch over and protect this little one inside my womb.
In Jesus’ Name.
Blessing of Parents after a Miscarriage
When a baby dies before birth, the parents may seek the prayers of the Church. A priest, deacon, or lay minister of the parish, or a member of the family may lead this blessing.
Make the sign of the cross.
The leader begins: Let us praise the Father of mercies, the God of all consolation. Blessed be God for ever.
All respond: Blessed be God for ever.
The leader may use these or similar words to introduce the blessing:
For those who trust in God,
in the pain of sorrow there is consolation,
in the face of despair there is hope,
in the midst of death there is life.
(Name) and (Name), as we mourn the death of your child,
we place ourselves in the hands of God and ask strength, for healing, and for love.
Then the Scripture is read:
Listen to the words of the book of Lamentations:
My soul is deprived of peace,
I have forgotten what happiness is;
I tell myself my future is lost,
all that I hoped for from the Lord.
But I will call this to mind,
as my reason to have hope:
The favors of the Lord are not exhausted,
his mercies are not spent;
They are renewed each morning,
so great is his faithfulness.
My portion is the Lord, says my soul;
therefore I will hope in him.
— Lamentations 3:17-18, 21-24
Prayer for the Health of An Expectant Mother and Her Unborn Child
Humble Mary of Nazareth, you were chosen my God to bear within you our world’s greatest gift, the Savior of all humanity. I come to you now on behalf of (here mention name) who prays for the health and safety of the child that God has graced her to conceive.
Guard this life that God has created, and protect the mother God has chosen for this child. Let your gently hands, like that of a skilled physician, assist in her delivery so that this baby will know good health and lasting happiness.
May her child be favored with the grace of Holy Baptism, and grow to love our Lord Jesus Christ above all else in this world. Amen.