Dear God, I thank You for the gift of this child to raise, this life to share, this mind to help mold, this body to nurt ...
Blessed are you, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who sanctified us with your commandments…
Our God and God of our ancestors, sustain this child for her father and mother. Let her be called in Israel…
Holy Ones, see what has happened here! I have become a [father, mother]; a great mystery indeed...
We are humbled by the awesome power of this moment. From our lives we have brought forth life...
Our Father, who art in Heaven with me, Thy name be hallowed within my child. Thy Kingdom come into my womb...
We pray for our child to lead a life rich in the teachings of the Bible. We pray that our child grows into adulthood…
All loving God, you created the human family as a reflection of your own divine life...
This life you have given us is so tiny, fragile, and vulnerable, safe in the womb of flesh and hope…
Our mothers, Rebekka and Rachel, were betrothed and began new lives…
DIDN'T FIND WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?
Prayer to the Cosmic Mother
Oh Goddess Mother,
You are the mystery of Night,
Your radiant shine is the Day,
Infinite realms cascade within You,
Abundance is Your essence of Being,
Blessings flow from You Limitlessly,
Your Universe is harmony and tension in Balance,
Within each of us, You are Alive.
- Abby Willowroot
Source: Reprinted with permission from SpiralGoddess.com. © Abby Willowroot 2000