Prayer for a safe Pregnancy by Vienna Cobb Anderson from Prayers of Our Hearts. Along with this poem at the above link there are other prayers regarding pregnancy.
Prayer for a Safe Pregnancy
This life you have given us
is so tiny, fragile, and vulnerable,
safe in the womb of flesh and hope,
yet subject to danger and death.
O God of love, creator of life,
hear our prayer.
We want this baby so much.
Please grant this child of ours
a full term of nurture,
the joy and mystery of life,
and the blessing of your love.
Grant us the fulfillment of our dreams,
a baby to cherish and protect,
a child to teach and guide,
a blessing to our family.
I have been in a prayerful mood today. And what should pop up on my screen, but this poem as my poem of the day from www.Beliefnet.com? Very appropriate for all of the women who are finding out that their IUI’s took, or any of the other therapies to help achieve a positive pregnancy test, or maybe, just maybe, a little unassisted miracle. Or maybe to pray for a surrogate or a birth mother that hasn’t yet given birth.
I was cautious that first time I got pregnant, but very happy. Unsure the second time, I hadn’t realized the pregnancy had occurred. Terrified the third time, which resulted in Ivy. I prayed a lot during this time of my life. And the above poem would have been helpful to give me some variety besides my normal prayer of “HELP!”
I hope that this prayer and other’s like it are helpful to you today. Or if you know some women who are pregnant, like I do, at this time, it may be helpful to pray for them as well. I absolutely love the line, “a full term of nurture”.