Prayer For Giving Birth To A Child

May the Lord God almighty, | who through the earthly birth of his own Son | has filled the whole world with joy, so bless + you | that the child he has given you | will always bring joy to your heart.

God has brought gladness and light to the world | through the Virgin Mary's delivery of her child. | May Christ fill your heart with his holy joy | and keep you and your baby safe from harm. | In the name of the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

I pray that the Lord sees fit to make my daughter a mother.

My daughter spends her life ensuring the safety of children in hurtful and damaging situations. Give her a child to care for herself.

Please pray for the happiness of these children and grant her her wish of giving birth to her own child.

God, our father, you existed before the creation of the world, and you will support the whole world until its end, with great mercy. Silence and subdue the bad angels and banish them from your court. Let them not stand before you and do not accept their words if they speak of my sins and evil deeds. Stop up all the holes in your holy gates so that their voices cannot be heard. But allow the good angels, those who speak well of your children Yisrael to intercede for me, and may they do so with only good words. And take the key to my womb in your right hand, and unlock me without pain, and without suffering, and allow this birth to be free of all harm, without sickness, and without the yetser hara, so my child may from the start be good-natured. Protect me and the child from all evil spirits and evil people, and may the evil eye not harm us.

God almighty, judge and justice, you have punished us women with truth and righteousness since the creation of humankind, so that we give birth to our children in pain. It is in your making that when you punish, when we are punished, and when you are merciful, we are graced by Your mercy. God be merciful to me through the merit of all saintly men and women as you have shown mercy to those whose prayers you have accepted when they prayed to you, and called out your name, asking you to open their wombs. You opened their wombs with grace and mercy and allowed them to give birth at their time.

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.

O Lord, my God, thank you that you have plans for me that are for my good and your glory. Fill me with your Spirit and help me endure the difficulties of childbirth with my hope set on the joy of the child you have given me. Nothing can separate us from your love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

May the One who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, also bless and heal ____________ and give her strength and vigor.

Mekor HaChayim, O Source of life, our dear God: You have guided and sustained_____________ through her time of pregnancy and her child's birth. With love, You have brought forth her newborn son/daughter and safely entrusted him/her to her care.

May her body be healed; may it renew its cycles of growth and life once more. Grant her strength of body and spirit as she begins to nurture her newborn son/daughter. May she learn always to cherish this precious and tender gift from You. And may she privileged to bring him/her to Your Torah and laws, to serve You all his/her days.

We praise and thank You, O Lord our God, the Giver of all life. AMEN.