Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prayer of a Mother with Child



Lord God, Creator of all things, I give this baby to Thee, O Jesus, that she may be more Thine than mine. Look upon her, even now, as Thy beloved child. Prepare this little soul and enrich her, that she may be a worthy tabernacle for the Holy Ghost. Sanctify me that I may sanctify this baby and that all of us – I, the baby, her father – may sanctify each other. Increase Thy life in me, in order that my little baby may benefit from the overflowing grace in the soul of her mother. Please accept and sanctify my discomforts, now and in the days to come, which I, as a mother, wish to offer Thee. Holy Angel of my little baby, escort her to Baptism as soon as she is born; preserving her from every danger now, and later from everything that might stain her soul. O Mary, be her mother, and guide and protect her always. Watch over her Saint Joseph, as you watched over the Divine Infant. Amen.

~ adapted from a beautiful Holy Card I recently purchased

15 comments:

  1. Dear Jessica,
    What a beautiful prayer for you and your baby.
    Of course the image is lovely too so soft and gentle and loving.
    I pray that I would be able to pray this prayer soon. Please pray for me.♥
    God Bless

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for posting this. I'm going to print it out for daily prayer. I'll likely have to make that part about the discomforts may daily mantra very soon!

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  3. Beautiful and HOLY!

    Thank you so much for posting and organizing the feast days. What a gift you give to all of us. You could easily hide all your great ideas for yourself.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. This wonderful prayer is very timely as I sit for the second day awaiting the news from afar that my first great grandchild has arrived. Please keep the mom and dad in your prayers hopefully that all will go well. It has been a very long labor. Blessings. PJ

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  5. Congratulations PJ!! How very exciting for you! I will most definitely pray for them all today.

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  6. How lovely--I'll print this one out for my sister. She is expecting for the fourth time and just found out she is having her first girl. We are so thrilled!

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  7. beautiful. Going to write this one down for us too.

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  8. Thank you for this prayer. I am having mild contractions and am awaiting for the arrival of our third blessing (first girl!) any day. This helped so much and helped me tame some of those fears of child birth.
    God Bless.

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  9. Oh how beautiful. I'm going to send that to my sister-in-law and to a friend!! You have the neatest way of being a mother. I just love your example. Praise God for you!!

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  10. Thank you Jessica for all of the prayers! A beautiful healthy eight pound baby girl (great grandbaby) finally made her debut! She is chubby and has little rings of fat on hands and arms. No wonder she was so comfy in her little nest and didn't want to come out to play. Mom and Dad are both fine and first time grandparents are busting their buttons! Me? I am going to take a nap after all of that stress. Again. Thank you for your prayers! With much appreciation! +JMJ+ ........ PJ

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  11. Beautiful! I'm printing this out. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    God bless!

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  12. I linked to this on my weekly roundup (post is here) rned a dear cousin is expecting her 2nd baby. Thanks!

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  13. Ugh, a whole line got deleted. "Excellent timing as I just learned a dear cousin is expecting her 2nd baby." Whew.

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  14. Hi, Jessica! Thank you for posting this prayer - I am 14 weeks pregnant with my fourth baby, and all of the prayers you have posted in the past few months have been a source of comfort to me...I had a rough first trimester as we discovered that I had twins, but lost one and weren't sure if the other would make it or not. Everything has turned out fine for the second baby - we are so thankful! I finally posted my pregnancy announcement on my blog (http://artofbeingmama.blogspot.com/2009/10/best-kind-of-news.html), and I included both the prayer and picture you posted with a link to your blog- I am new to blogging,so I hope this was okay and that you don't mind! Thanks for all you share - you are an encouragement to me as a mom and homeschooler!

    God bless you and your little one on the way!

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  15. HI, I love the prayer card. I just found out recently that I am pregnant with our second baby. We are hoping for a boy--but a girl again would be just as nice.

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