A prayer for prospective parents.


God of all generations, You have blessed my/our life with companionship and mutual love. For all Your past gifts I/we are thankful; now my/our hearts are full, in this time of expectant hope.

I/We await the birth of a new life, and You are with me/us. As a parent holds the hand of a child, so now make my/our spirits serene. Let me/us wait in confidence and calm, with heart(s) unafraid. Let my/our child be born to health and happiness. Help me/us to be (a) worthy parent(s), and bless me/us with a long life nourished and sustained by the sweetness of family love. Amen.


On the Doorposts of Your House, CCAR Press. Copyright 1994.