Waiting for Fertility Test Results

fertility-test-tubes1This is a prayer to be said by an individual waiting for fertility test results. It is one of several prayers on pregnancy, both the joys and the potential challenges. The intent is to create a feeling of space in a moment of uncertainty, compared with prayers to be said by a woman in fertility treatment and by a man in fertility treatment, which reflect the yearning for a child, along with a prayer to be said “To a Spouse/Partner during Fertility Treatments.” Here are prayers to be said “When a High-Risk Pregnancy is Confirmed,” one for women and one for men. All of these prayers appear in my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

Waiting for Fertility Test Results
Ancient One,
G-d of hope,
This moment is familiar
And this moment is new.
This waiting. This hoping. This praying.
What will the news bring?
What decisions will I face?
How will I cope in the days ahead?

Bless me with the gift of a child,
With the gift of generations,
With the gift of love.

G-d of Old,
Grant me the wisdom to be gentle with myself
In these hours of uncertainty.
Bless me with courage and wisdom,
With patience and understanding.
Show me the grace and insight to use this time as a moment of rest,
Perhaps to find a well of gratitude
For the gifts You have already given.
Surround me with Your warmth.
Cradle me in Your care.

Blessed are You,
Source of life.

© 2014 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other prayers in this series include “For Pregnancy,” “Loss of Pregnancy” and “Loss of Pregnancy (Husband/Partner).” Please consider purchasing my new book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing.

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