by Belinda Davies, Allison Fenton, Karen O’Donnell
from Modern Believing Vol 60:1 - Jan 2019

Abstract

In our post-script we offer prayers which the Church might use in acknowledging childlessness. These are intended as theologically informed acknowledgement of yearning or loss of choice and stepping into a new kind of vocation with God and in God. Such prayers may be used privately, as part of liturgy, with individuals or larger groups. They are offered to help begin to plug a liturgical gap, and to be used as they are or rewritten as appropriate to enable the pain of childlessness to be spoken about in our prayers and our assemblies.

Keywords

Pregnancy Loss, infertility, prayers, liturgy, Eucharistic preface, blessing, women of God.


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