“When Prayer is Difficult”


  Dearest Lord Jesus,
Before Your Divine Presence I kneel and calm myself that I may invoke Your perfect gift of the Holy Spirit to reveal Your will in my current situation.
As I spent a long week praying and requesting prayers at this time three years ago.

My precious niece who was expecting for the first time lost her baby in her first trimester in August of 2014. And as I bow before the King of Heaven and earth I begged You Lord Jesus to bring her comfort the kind of comfort that only You can bring Dear Jesus.
I realize this precious infant is with You Lord Jesus! It is our loss that we will never cuddle this precious bundle closely to our earthly bodies inhaling that awesome sweet smell that only a newborn possesses. Those first sweet kisses of your perfect little cheeks, the incredible awe of counting your tiny little fingers and toes. That cute little fist that grabs our finger and holds on for life as if you are grabbing our heart to form a bond only meant for you. I know that you were a perfect miracle my sweet little angel and I will meet you at the heavenly gates I Love you precious angel Your Great Aun-tie Nana XOXOXO

Before you were born I formed you in the womb I knew you.
Isaiah 1:5

It is difficult to be a grownup and watch someone you love so much go through struggles, frustration and pain. When all you can do is watch and pray that they will be able to move past that place where they are not sure why? Where? How? To precede forward and you can stand there and allow your presence and support for them to be known. But you are also are praying for the wisdom to share to bring them hope in a place that seems to have stolen their hope. To share with them that this to will pass and we will again embrace the Glory, Hope, and Peace of His own Divine Presence! We will again proclaim His Victories in our lives!

My nieces own words 3 years ago:
Well it’s official I got the all clear from the doctor yesterday, I am so sad by the way it all turned out but to have u in my life my dear little one for a brief moment was all my heart ever wanted. You were my greatest wish come true and I will be a better woman for knowing you were there. Love u more than words have ever been written in this life.
Love you so much!

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About Marie Bride: Avid reader and lover of books from the time I learned my prayers at age three. Passionately in love with the Lover of my soul Lord Jesus our King of Glory! Child of the Heavenly Father, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt, great aunt and godmother. Past choir and hand bell member, wife, Catechist teacher, Religious formation teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Christ Renews His Parish participant and team member, high-end retail sales representative, financial advisor and numerous other events and activities.

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27 responses to ““When Prayer is Difficult”

  1. What beautiful words your niece had! I know the loss of miscarriage and it hurts so much, but God does comfort in a way that no one else can. Your niece is blessed to have you in her life.

    Blessings to you, dear Marie!

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  2. I read about your sister’s baby, and was so saddened. I try to pray for as many as possible and find myself reluctant even to share the miracle I witnessed in a baby girl, but He is the healer of broken hearts and there is hope. I want us to be able to look past theology and see Him and His sacrifice. He is our peace, may she find that in Him.

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  3. What beautiful words of love, compassion and hope in our Lord Jesus! There are so many things in this world that happen that we don’t fully understand and so many things that hurt deeply…I praise God for the gift of prayer…even when it hurts to pray…even when you’re angry and don’t know what to pray! I thank God for that personal relationship through His Holy Spirit to be able to come to God with all my pain and give it to Him…and allow Him to touch me right where I need to be touched…to bring His comfort and peace right in the middle of tragedy…that eventually…brings hope…hope in His eternal plan and thanksgiving for each precious moment we have right now! It truly is a gift to be able to come to our Lord completely wrecked and get up completely whole!! Thank You Jesus!!! And God Bless you Marie and your family and all you are and do In Christ! 👑💞

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  4. Such sweet words of encouragement Marie to those who have lost little ones, who never got to hold their babies. The pain is great and very real.

    I, on the other hand, could never even get pregnant. I had huge mother issues. For years, I saw zilions of pictures of other people’s babies,went to baby showers, went through infertility and experiences many tears thinking I was not worth anything because I wasn’t a mother, like so many other. It’s all difficult, but we always have a choice to look up to our God who made heaven and earth, and learn to trust in His love and sovereignty. I know it’s hard! But your words were very encouraging, and I know they will touch many. It truly is the heart of the Father for us, for our babies both born to us and those we never get to hold or have.OH…. He LOVES US!

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  5. Such beautiful words of encouragement for those who have lost a little one. I can’t even imagine the pain but I know that our God loves us and will carry us through those difficult times. May God continue to bless you in your ministry.

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    • Yes Nikki it is beyond difficult.
      As I have witnessed numerous times with family and friends.
      Thank you for your most kind words and compliment!
      May our Lord shower you with Blessings as well!


  6. I could relate to this as my two DIL’s suffered through years of infertility. I remember what it felt like to think I may never have the grandchildren I so longed for. I remember asking the Lord for them, but also ending with “thy will not mine” be done. I prayed I would rejoice with other grandmas who were having one after another! I am so thankful that God has given us 5 grandchildren over the past 6 years, yet my heart still goes out to those still suffering with infertility as well as the family members affected by it.

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  7. God’s Blessings to you and your grandchildren Rosie!
    Thank You for taking the time to leave us a comment!
    And Please continue to lift a prayer as well for those who have lost their little angels!
    My youngest nieces Baby Dean would have had his first Birthday yesterday,
    Happy first Birthday in heaven sweet angel!
    Great Aun-tie Nana ❤ Love's you and thinks of you every day xo
    I imagine your precious little voice as you laugh and play and sing with the heavenly Host and one day we will all be together again in eternity as we were the morning you had your heavenly Birthday!


  8. Marie, your post reminded me of my daughter who was sexually assaulted a few years ago. The trauma she experienced seemed to come to a head, oozing out and causing her to feel lost and without hope. Watching her in despair is so very hard. Thank you for reminding me that I may confidently share with her the Glory, Hope and Peace that come with God’s Presence in her life.

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    • Dear Paula,
      Thank You for taking time to read and comment, may the Lord’s Blessings shower you this Spring!


  9. Dear Paula,
    Thank You for taking time to read and comment, may the Lord’s Blessings shower you this Spring!


  10. Jesus died for me even though He knew I’d sin and I’m so grateful that He listens to my prayers when I don’t deserve His grace and mercy. Losing my dad was really hard as well as my sister’s loss of a couple of her babies. Praying has gotten my family through.

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  11. I love this scripture, Marie. It reminds me that God intended to create me as I am. That to him, I’m a masterpiece and that although I have many questions for him when we meet, what’s most important right now is knowing He loves me.

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      • Phyllis,
        Thank You for taking time to read!
        And I loved your comment:
        I am not really good at this but I love the Lord and the Holy Spirit and the way we can be led in the way we should go if we will listen and search the scriptures. Many people look differently and we should stay grounded in our beliefs.
        May our sweet Lord shower His Blessings upon you!


  12. When my mother died in 2001 (at the age of 78) one of the thoughts we had, though grieving, was that she was reunited with the child she had lost who lived only 3 hours 56 years before. What a beautiful reunion that had to be along with God’s reasons finally given as to why the loss.

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  13. Lynn,
    It truly and indeed is a Beautiful gift when we are reunited with those who have gone to eternity before us!
    May our sweet Lord Jesus shower His perfect Blessings upon you as celebrate your special day!
    Thank You for reading and sharing love and prayers always!

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    • HISsparrowBlog,
      Thank You for your lovely comment, it is truly a Blessing!
      When we are able to reach out to one another our precious Lord is truly in our mist and with that amazing Victory we become united in the Holy Spirit!!
      My niece will be touched that you took the time to read and comment as she just called me the other day asking for prayer on this.


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