Prayer for a Safe and Happy Delivery

I am over 7 months pregnant now and will be giving birth soon. My belly has grown bigger that friends say it looks like it is about to explode (lol) and well moving around is becoming increasingly uncomfortable each day.

But alas, it seems like there is still so many things I need to prepare. Sometimes it is hard to find the time as I am constantly tired my husband and I are both working. Would you believe that up to this day, I am yet to decide on a name for my baby.

Yet I know that the most important thing is to ask for God’s guidance. Here is a prayer for giving birth I found on the net:

For a Happy Delivery

Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “Allow the little children to come to me, for the kingdom of heaven is for such,” I thank you with all my heart for the great and holy privilege you have granted me in calling me to present you with a little child, so precious in your sight. I praise and bless your divine goodness which has conferred this supreme favor on me, and I acknowledge myself altogether unworthy of this holy gift.

I bless you, too, your divine goodness for giving me such a sweet and holy patroness and protectress in your mother, the model and exaltation of all Christian motherhood.

Dear Jesus, I beg you to be mindful of the prayers and intercession of your immaculate mother in my behalf; heed her petitions for me and, as you have so blessed me in this pregnancy, mercifully grant the happy delivery which I now ask through her, my patroness, our Lady of Happy Delivery. Amen.

Prayer for a Safe Delivery

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love.

O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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