Prayer For A Woman In Labor At Childbirth
O Jehovah, my God, look upon me with grace and mercy. Strengthen me to give birth. Bless my child and fill them with your Holy Spirit. Shine the light of your presence upon my family that we may follow your path. May the Holy Spirit indwell in our hearts and God reign in our lives. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God of All Comfort, bring peace to my mind and my heart as I journey through childbirth. Help me to find comfort and rest in you. I take hold of the promises in your word when you declare that you will never leave nor forsake me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Loving God, please draw near to me as I call on you. Let me know that you are by my side during labor and delivery. You say that you fulfill the desires of all those who put their trust in you. Lord, I trust that I can find the strength I need in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Mighty God, as I persevere through the pain of childbirth, remind me that your love endures throughout all generations. Help me put my trust in you, knowing you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Strengthen my body when I feel weak and refresh my soul when I feel overwhelmed. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Sovereign Lord, soothe me with your calming grace in this time of labor. I am your child. I belong to you and I am safe in your hands. Fill my heart with the assurance that you are full of steadfast love for me. In your mercy, may I find peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Compassionate and Gracious God, I thank you for the wonder of children and the gift of new life. As Mary knew the pain and joy of motherhood, please sustain me through childbirth with your grace and love. May this child know your love, your wisdom and your care. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings
beside your nursery door.
And for the proud parents:
May God grant you a wee bit of heaven
to cradle in your arms -
a sweet bonny baby
to hold close to your heart.
A newborn babe
brings light to the house
warmth to the hearth
and joy to the soul
for wealth is family
and family is wealth.
I am now in the Sweet Presence of God. I am at one with all creation; I sit in the spirit and the nearness of the God of my Being. In this state of peace I know my true being.
An amazing miracle of creation has occurred in my life: my child was born. This experience has been humbling yet empowering. I am awed with the wonder of this new being that is in the world because of me. I am in a state of grace knowing the incredible co-creative power I have with God, right here, right now.
Bless this child. Bless their health, their heart and their soul. They come into this experience we call life so new, so fresh and so pure. May I be everything to them that they need to have a full and complete journey. May I understand that they have their journey and I have mine as a parent. We are to each other teacher and pupil, pupil and teacher. I will learn as much from them as I teach them.
Lead me in the path of knowledge with my child. Light our way together. Keep us protected and divinely guided in all matters and at all times. May we always feel the presence of God in our lives and may we be blessed.
Help us both to enjoy these early childhood years together. Give me patience and wisdom to do the right things and to do things rightly. May we be happy and full of joy as we spend our days. Bless us richly with health, happiness and laughter.
I am deeply grateful for this child and for all that this child represents in my life. My experience of life and my contribution to the world is changed forever and I am grateful. Thank you, God.