A prayer for prospective parents.
God of all generations, You have blessed our life with companionship and mutual love. For all Your past gifts we are thankful; now our hearts are full, in this time of expectant hope.
We await the birth of a new life, and You are with us. As a parent holds the hand of a child, so now make our spirits serene. Let us wait in confidence and calm, with hearts unafraid. Let our child be born to health and happiness. Help us to be worthy parents, and bless us with a long life nourished and sustained by the sweetness of family love. Amen.