A Prayer for the Infertile

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Dear God,

My heart is so heavy tonight – but not for me. So many dear friends tonight are hurting. Suffering. Crying their tears. I know this because I was there. I remember what it was like to soak my pillow with sobs of grief that came from the deepest part of my heart. Not knowing if the tears would ever stop. And my guess is that some of my friends might be feeling those very things tonight.

Some of my friends are at the end of their ropes. Failed IUIs. Failed IVFs – their last chances. On the brink of miscarrying. Again. More delays. More physical complications. Out of money for treatments. At the end of their ropes, God.

My heart is heavy for them. I used to feel twinges of jealousy when I read that some of them were pregnant – and I’m sorry for that, Lord. But…

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