God gave us a family to live in because He didn’t want us to live alone.
A loving, caring and God centred Family is another extension of God and His love for mankind.
Prayer of an Expectant Mother
Lord Jesus, I lovingly pray for this sweet hope
that I keep within my womb.
You have granted me the immense gift
of a tiny little life,
living in my own life,
and I humbly thank you for choosing me
as an instrument of your love.
In this sweet waiting,
help me to live in a constant attitude
of self-surrender to your will.
Grant me a motherly heart that is pure,
steadfast and generous.
I hand over to you my own concerns;
any anxious fears that may come,
my own wishes for the little person
that I still have no knowledge of.
Grant that it may be born healthy in body,
keep far from it every peril to its soul.
Mary, you have known
the ineffable joy of a holy motherhood;
give me a heart that can transmit an ardent, living
Sanctify my waiting,
bless this joyful hope that is in me,
grant that the fruit of my womb
may open out in virtue
and in holiness through your working
with that of your divine Son. Amen.
Prayer of a Mother (if child is already born)
All loving God,
you created the human family
as a reflection of your own divine life
so that your creation might share in your happiness.
Father we thank you for your marvellous gift;
you have allowed us to share in your divine parenthood.
During this time of growth
we ask you as a partnership, to nurture our child’s life.
Station your heavenly angels around our child to protect and guide him/her. We ask that Jesus deliver him/her from harm and to bring him/her to the complete truth so as to bring glory to You Lord.
May our child learn to love You and Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.