Modern Believing


Modern Believing (2019), 60, (2), 157–161.


In our postscript 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 with 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.

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Davies, Belinda

Fenton, Allison

O’Donnell, Karen