Thursday, October 30, 2008

For Mothers

O almighty, everlasting God and Father,
Creator of all things,
who by Your grace,
through Your Son, our Lord,
who has redeemed us from sin,
makes the anguish of our human birth a holy and salutary cross,
we pray You,
O gracious Father, Lord, and God,
that You would preserve and guard the work of Your own hand.
Forsake not them who cry to You in sore travail,
but deliver them out of all their pains,
to their joy
and to the glory of Your goodness;
through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.


  1. When I birthed babies, it was really a piece o' cake, at least in comparison to most women's experiences. Katie's toxemia puts it in a whole different light.

  2. Oh, that's a *real* bummer. I will be praying, of course.