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Offline emmanuelmelo

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Prayers for Conception of a Child
« on: December 07, 2005, 03:26:27 AM »
My dear Friends,

I know of a lovely Orthodox couple through a friend who want to have children, but unfortunately cannot.  I ask humbly for your prayers.  I would also like to know:

Are there any specific prayers the church has for those who want to have children, but can't?  Are there any special services/akathists/etc in any tradition that may have helped someone you have known have a child?

God Bless you

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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005, 03:56:43 AM »
Are there any specific prayers the church has for those who want to have children, but can't?ÂÂ  Are there any special services/akathists/etc in any tradition that may have helped someone you have known have a child?

I have been looking around, and I can't find one :-\

However, have they had a Liturgy performed for them? That seems like an viable option.
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005, 02:14:06 PM »
St. Anna the mother of the Theotokos is often turned to in prayer for this matter.  There is a very famous icon of her on the Holy Mountain that monks touch pieces of cloth to and then distrubute to laywomen.  They also do the same thing with the belt of the Theotokos at Vatopaidi. 

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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 09:24:24 PM »
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St. Anna the mother of the Theotokos is often turned to in prayer for this matter.ÂÂ  

Yes, and didn't we learn last summer that a parish in Roseville, CA has a relic of St. Anne?

Lord, have mercy on the couple attempting to conceive!
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2005, 11:02:35 PM »
Lord, have mercy
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 08:47:59 PM »
Has the couple been blessed by their priest? I can't see that it would hurt! :D

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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 08:52:34 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 12:16:57 AM »
St Irene Chrysovalantou is also known to help in conception when prayed to, as are Sts Elizabeth (mother of St John the Baptist), Righteous Hannah (mother of Prophet Samuel), Righteous Sarah (wife of Patriarch Abraham, and mother of Isaac), St Anna, and, of course, the Mother of God.
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 05:29:11 AM »
Lord have mercy. We know that You, as the Son, are continuing Your mighty works like Your Father. Please remember this couple and bless them with the joy of children. Amen.
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008, 06:10:57 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2008, 07:52:59 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

My prayer book recommends prayers to stt. righteous Joakim and Anna, the parents of Most Holy Theotokos; to stt. righteous Zachary and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist; holy martyress Eudokia, and martyress Pareskeve (the latter is known in Ukraine as Paraskeva Pyatnytsya, literally "The Friday Paraskeve").
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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 05:04:13 PM »
Lord Have Mercy.

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Re: Prayers for Conception of a Child
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2008, 12:20:22 AM »
Lord, have mercy. Dear Jesus, please bless this faithful family!


St Irene Chrysovalantou is also known to help in conception when prayed to, as are Sts Elizabeth (mother of St John the Baptist), Righteous Hannah (mother of Prophet Samuel), Righteous Sarah (wife of Patriarch Abraham, and mother of Isaac), St Anna, and, of course, the Mother of God.

Thank you for info, LBK!