Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

When a High-Risk Pregnancy is Confirmed (men)

2nd-trim-fetusThis is a prayer to be said by a man whose partner has a high-risk pregnancy. It is the companion prayer to “When a High-Risk Pregnancy is Confirmed (women).” Both prayers include an optional phrase for a multiple pregnancy, shown in [brackets]. This is one of several new prayers on pregnancy, both the joys and the potential challenges. Here’s a link to a prayer to be said by a woman in fertility treatment, another for a man in fertility treatment and one to be said “To a Spouse/Partner during Fertility Treatments.” I’ve already posted a general prayer for pregnancy and two others for use after the loss of a pregnancy. This series of prayers will appear in my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

When a High-Risk Pregnancy is Confirmed (men)
Source of Life,
With joy and celebration,
With hope and gratitude,
With care and caution,
Knowing the risks and challenges ahead,
I/We pause to give thanks
For this pregnancy,
This potential for new life.

Grant our doctors wisdom
And my [wife/partner/spouse] strength
So that I may know
The holiness, radiance and light,
Of bringing life,
And the joy and wonder of fatherhood.

God of love,
Grant me/us [this child/these children]
In the fullness of health,
In the fullness of joy,
The gift of generations,
A gift of glory beyond measure.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other prayers in this series include “For Pregnancy,” “Loss of Pregnancy” and “Loss of Pregnancy (Husband/Partner).” Please also see: “On the Birth of a Child” and “On the Birth of Grandchildren.” For more prayers about family, click here.

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