Prayer of the Childless Spouse to Saint Anne

Oh, holy Saint Anne, patroness of married life, to thee I turn in my trail and difficulty. Thou, who suffered the same affliction of sterility, canst understand and sympathize with me, in my sorrow. Thou didst bear the same cross for over twenty years; thou knowest how my heart yearns for the gift of a child to crown our married life with joy and fulfillment, to bring souls into the world to glorify God and people heaven. Help me to join my prayers to thine in humility and trust, that, if necessary, God may grant even a miracle in my favour. If this be not His holy will obtain for me a resignation, humble and sincere, as thine own, confessing in my heart that God knowest best and that His holy will is the sweetest thing of all. Amen.