Recite this blessing the first time you do something each Jewish calendar year (e.g., the first night of Hanukkah when you light the menorah), and to mark joyous occasions.
We stand humbled before the Power of creation that works through us to bring forth new life. We tremble with fear and joy.
God of mercy, we/I come before You, seeking to embrace a new life, to love and nurture a child. I/we wish to give of my/our hearts and to experience the gifts and responsibilities of parenthood
Source of all life, our hearts are filled with joy for the child that has been entrusted to us. May we be thankful always and speak our thanks not with words alone, but with the love, understanding, and tender care with which we hope to raise our child.
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