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Offline john_mo

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Prayer for expectant parents
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:30:47 AM »
Does anyone know any Orthodox prayers for expectant parents? 

I found these http://www.saintgregoryoutreach.org/2012/02/orthodox-prayers-pregnancy.html.  While they are nice, they are only from the mother's perspective.
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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 11:34:16 AM »
Does anyone know any Orthodox prayers for expectant parents? 

I found these http://www.saintgregoryoutreach.org/2012/02/orthodox-prayers-pregnancy.html.  While they are nice, they are only from the mother's perspective.

I doubt there are any Orthodox prayers for expectant parents which include the father, unless they are recent compositions.  Including the father is a relatively recent, Western phenomenon.  :P
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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:56:32 AM »
So It seems!
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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 11:59:28 AM »
well...-during- the actual pregnancy she does need a bit more praying for....


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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 12:53:06 PM »
well...-during- the actual pregnancy she does need a bit more praying for....


 :laugh:

I wouldn't be so sure.
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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 02:41:54 PM »

I've got one....

Lord, have mercy on "mom's name" and "dad's name".

I think we often get lost in seeking written prayers, when prayer is little more than a "conversation with God".

We are allowed to use our own words, as well.
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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 06:22:45 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your parents

Lord, have mercy on mom and dad who are going to raise you.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Amen

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Re: Prayer for expectant parents
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your parents

Lord, have mercy on mom and dad who are going to raise you.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Amen

I've got one....

Lord, have mercy on "mom's name" and "dad's name".

I think we often get lost in seeking written prayers, when prayer is little more than a "conversation with God".

We are allowed to use our own words, as well.


Thank you both for these prayers  :)
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