For Pregnancy

ph_pregnant_woman_purpleThis is a simple prayer for pregnancy. It’s one of eight new prayers on pregnancy and fertility. It appears in my book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. Note: One optional line appears in [brackets]. See also: “When a High-Risk Pregnancy is Confirmed.”

For Pregnancy
G-d of our mothers,
My yearning is as old as creation,
As old as love,
As old as life.

Bless my body with the wonders of pregnancy
And my days with the promise of birth.
Bless my heart with the gift of a child,
And my soul with the gift of hope,
The gift of generations.

G-d of Mercy,
My yearning is as fresh as dew,
Ripe with longing,
Ripe with desire.
Hear my voice.
[Hear my grief.]
Hear my prayer.

Blessed are You,
Source of life.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

See also: “On the Birth of a Child” and “On the Birth of Grandchildren.” For prayers about family, click here.

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