Prayer for Mother and Child
Who has given us the great gift of life,
bless and guide all pregnant mothers
that they might respect and cherish
the gift of life growing within them.
Help each mother to accept her child
as an irreplaceable gift from you.
Grant that all her needs be met.
Bless all children yet unborn.
Watch over them as they grow and
develop in the embrace of their mothers’
wombs. Form them and shape them
that they might be born healthy.
Grant that they might be welcomed at
birth with tender love and deep joy.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.