Saturday, April 9, 2011
I lost a baby to miscarriage in 1995. In prayer, I felt the baby was a boy and I named him Joseph Anthony. I found a prayer which I am sharing below that helped me a lot. I hope it will also be of comfort for anyone who also lost a child to miscarriage. Please share this with others either from the blog or by ordering the cards from link. I did not get to baptize my child or have a burial option I guess because I was only 12 weeks along but this should not have made any difference. I would love to support any work any of you may want to do to promote these changes in hospitals. My apostolate is evolving and the projects are varied. Please pray for my work that doors may open to reach many in these various ways. Miscarriage Prayer by Mother M. Angelica 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 on 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 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 and 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. This can be obtained from Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Birmingham, Alabama www.ewtn.com for a small donation.