Blessing Of The Mother Near The Time Of Birth

Loving God,
your love for us
is like that of a mother
and you know
the hard joy
of giving birth.

Hold the hand
of your servant now
and keep her safe;
put your own spirit
into her very breathing
and into the new baby,
for whom we wait
with awe and hope.

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