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Prayer

Prayer for those grieving the death of a parent with whom they had a difficult relationship

I pray for your soul, at peace, at last, with God.
Please pray for me.

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Prayer

Prayer for those grieving the loss of a beloved parent

I miss your voice on the other end of the line.
I miss your advice. I will surely stumble without it.
I miss the you-ness of you. I wish I could hug you again.

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Prayer for those facing fertility issues

I feel failure like a heavy weight, dragging my spirit down.
I want to give life, to make of myself a fertile field,
where goodness grows abundantly.

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Prayer for those seeking employment

Come to my aid as I begin again.
Lead me to the right leads, let my resume sing its song
to the most receptive ears. Grant me that interview.

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Prayer for peace within a family

Turn us toward one another to see the hurting humans we are.
Oh God, be present in our family. Make peace possible.

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Prayer for facing job insecurity

Shore me up, You who make
all things possible. Grant me hope.
Give me strength. Help me be open
to what may be — fewer hours,
less money, even a change in jobs.

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Prayer for healing from family/generational trauma

All we can do is remember: With God all things are possible,
even the mending of a broken home.

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Prayer for the sale of a home

Guide us — seller and buyer both —
through this change
with open and eager hearts.

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Prayer on the death of a pet

I turn to you for comfort, for the sure knowing
that my pet is with you forever and that
some far-off day, we will be reunited.

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Prayer for the Loss of a Pregnancy

I ask the Creator of Life
to hear my cries.
Soothe my soul, my aching arms
that long for a baby to hold.

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Prayer for a deceased loved one on their birthday

I celebrate the life of the beloved I knew,
the hands I held, the life I shared.

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Providence Associate Lori Strawn is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Witchita, Kansas. A 1987 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Lori formerly served on the advisory board for the Providence Associates.