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Prayers for healthy child
« on: April 12, 2005, 03:37:49 AM »
I was hoping that some of you might lend your prayers to mine. We just found out (we've suspected for a little while but it was confirmed yesterday) that my wife is pregnant with our second child. Please could you pray that the child will be healthy and that the pregnancy will be free of complications? Thank you very much.

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If anyone knows an appropriate prayer to say in these circumstances, I would be grateful for it. My prayer book has a whole section on prayers for specific needs, but there's nothing there for a pregnancy.
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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2005, 06:33:17 AM »
I do not know any special type of prayer, but I will try my prayer the way I like to do it. May your child grow healthy and rich in Christ's love!!! :happy2: :happy2:

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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005, 07:03:24 AM »
May your child be healthy and prosperous - through the prayers of the Theotokos, St. Anna, and Elizabeth the mother of the Baptist.

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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005, 07:50:29 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005, 08:09:04 PM »
My prayers are added to your and your family's for a healthy child as well as a secure family in which to bring up your new arrival!
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005, 08:50:46 PM »
God be with you and your child.  Peace and prosperity.  Dont feed them soy milk! :D
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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 10:29:22 PM »
prayers to Saint Anne for your child
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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2005, 03:37:33 AM »
Thank you all very much for your prayers.

I still haven't found anything specifically for pregnancies, though. Is this because such prayers don't exist (I find that hard to believe) or am I just looking in the wrong places? I'm currently praying in my own words but I don't really like doing this - they always come out sounding so Protestant - it's my upbringing i suppose. Anyone got any advice?

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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008, 08:53:41 PM »
Here you go. . .


First Prayer during Pregnancy


Master, Lord Jesus Christ our God, Source of life and immortality, we thank Thee, that Thou hast enabled us in wedlock to become partakers of Thy blessing and gift, for Thou hast said, O Master, "Grow and multiply and you will fill the earth." We thank Thee and pray: bless this fruit of our body which Thou hast granted us, show Thy mercy upon it and enliven it with Thy Holy Spirit. Make its body to grow in health and without flaw and grant it well-formed members. Sanctify its body, mind, heart and inward parts. Grant this infant wisdom and fear of Thee; appoint a faithful guardian Angel for his soul and body. Cover, protect, strengthen and preserve the child in our womb until the very hour when Thou didst command him to be born. But do not conceal him in his mother's womb, for Thy hands have prepared him. Thou gavest him life and breath. O Lord Jesus Christ, we entrust our child into Thine all-powerful hands. Place the right hand of Thy grace upon him, sanctify him with Thy Holy Spirit and renew him for eternal life, that he may be a partaker of Thy Kingdom. Amen.



Second Prayer during Pregnancy


O all-merciful Christ our God, look upon us and preserve us, Thy servants, from fear and evil spirits, which hope to destroy the work of Thy hands. And when our hour and time will come, grant us deliverance according to Thy grace. Look upon us in Thy mercy and free Thy servants from torment. Alleviate the hardships of our pregnancy and grant us the strength and fortitude to give birth and enable this with Thine all-powerful help. For this is Thy wondrous creation, the power of Thy omnipotence, the work of Thy grace and mercy. Amen.


Third Prayer during Pregnancy


Our most merciful Queen, our hope, O Mother of God, the joy of those who sorrow — help us who are weak, and pray to Thy Son, Christ our God, that He may lighten the time of our pregnancy and successfully resolve this difficult time of His unworthy servants, and that His blessing may be on the infant born of us. For we have no other help, no other hope, but only you, O Mother of God, that you may preserve and cover us and our child. For through your protection and help we are saved, and send up glory and thanksgiving for all to the One God in Trinity and the Creator of all, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.



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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 09:56:36 PM »
Thank you all very much for your prayers.

I still haven't found anything specifically for pregnancies, though. Is this because such prayers don't exist (I find that hard to believe) or am I just looking in the wrong places? I'm currently praying in my own words but I don't really like doing this - they always come out sounding so Protestant - it's my upbringing i suppose. Anyone got any advice?

James
Here you go. . .


First Prayer during Pregnancy


Master, Lord Jesus Christ our God, Source of life and immortality, we thank Thee, that Thou hast enabled us in wedlock to become partakers of Thy blessing and gift, for Thou hast said, O Master, "Grow and multiply and you will fill the earth." We thank Thee and pray: bless this fruit of our body which Thou hast granted us, show Thy mercy upon it and enliven it with Thy Holy Spirit. Make its body to grow in health and without flaw and grant it well-formed members. Sanctify its body, mind, heart and inward parts. Grant this infant wisdom and fear of Thee; appoint a faithful guardian Angel for his soul and body. Cover, protect, strengthen and preserve the child in our womb until the very hour when Thou didst command him to be born. But do not conceal him in his mother's womb, for Thy hands have prepared him. Thou gavest him life and breath. O Lord Jesus Christ, we entrust our child into Thine all-powerful hands. Place the right hand of Thy grace upon him, sanctify him with Thy Holy Spirit and renew him for eternal life, that he may be a partaker of Thy Kingdom. Amen.



Second Prayer during Pregnancy


O all-merciful Christ our God, look upon us and preserve us, Thy servants, from fear and evil spirits, which hope to destroy the work of Thy hands. And when our hour and time will come, grant us deliverance according to Thy grace. Look upon us in Thy mercy and free Thy servants from torment. Alleviate the hardships of our pregnancy and grant us the strength and fortitude to give birth and enable this with Thine all-powerful help. For this is Thy wondrous creation, the power of Thy omnipotence, the work of Thy grace and mercy. Amen.


Third Prayer during Pregnancy


Our most merciful Queen, our hope, O Mother of God, the joy of those who sorrow — help us who are weak, and pray to Thy Son, Christ our God, that He may lighten the time of our pregnancy and successfully resolve this difficult time of His unworthy servants, and that His blessing may be on the infant born of us. For we have no other help, no other hope, but only you, O Mother of God, that you may preserve and cover us and our child. For through your protection and help we are saved, and send up glory and thanksgiving for all to the One God in Trinity and the Creator of all, always, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.



Lord have mercy on his servant and handmaiden!

Lol theoretically this child could be 3 years old at this point :D I do know the prayer was for future reference , still funny though
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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 10:55:38 PM »
It's useful to me! I freak out everytime we find we are pregnant because of past losses. I will be filing those prayers away for future reference. Are these prayers for each trimester?
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Re: Prayers for healthy child
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 07:49:34 AM »
My Ukrainian prayer book just says that during pregnancy, people should pray to the Theotokos (particularly, to her icons "Instant Obedient" ("Cкоропослушниця") and "She Who Heals" ("Цілитeлька"). If you desire to have a boy, pray to St. Alexander of Svira. If there are any complications of pregnancy, the book recommends prayers to stt. Righteous Zachary and Elizabeth, to great martyress Anastasia, st. Melania of Rome, and st. great martyress Catherine.
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