With just days until my fifth cesarean delivery, I hope you will join me in prayer. My body is tired, and I'm anxious as well as nervous. Praying for God to grace me with peace.
You formed a child in a mother's womb,
and have brought them both safely to the end of the pregnancy.
Hold the hand of Your servant Melissa now and keep her safe;
put Your own Spirit into her very breathing and into the new baby, Edward,
for whom we wait with awe and hope.
Guide the hands of the surgeons during the delivery,
and send Your love and care through their nurses and visitors.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
A Mother's Prayer for a safe delivery...
St. Elizabeth, through the great blessing which,
at the birth of thy son John, thou did receive from God,
I beseech thee to obtain for me the grace
that I may be preserved from all danger,
and happily bring our child into the world. Amen.
Venerable mother St. Anne, obtain for me,
through the ever-blessed child, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
that no accident may befall me,
but that my child may come safe and sound into the world. Amen.
O Mary, Mother of my Redeemer,
through thy high prerogative and thy divine Son,
I pray thee to obtain for me the help and blessing of God,
that I may happily survive the paint of delivery,
and that my child may receive the grace of holy Baptism. Amen.