3. Prayer for the Night of Conception
On the Evening The Couple Wishes To Conceive
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
My God and God of my mothers and fathers, may it be Your will that You be gracious to us tonight. Make tonight a night of peace and joy, tenderness and loving, a night on which my beloved and I conceive a child. Hold us close in Your embrace, God, just as we hold each other tightly. Remember us as You remembered Sarah. Care for us as You cared for Rebecca. Tend to us as You tended to our mothers, Leah and Rachel.
Choose from Your sacred treasury of souls, and give us a child who is wise and caring, healthy and secure. May we be blessed with a pregnancy that lasts, with a birth that yields life, and a child who gives us joy.
May our family grow through the years, and through Your kindness, may we be a blessing to all who know us.
May the words of our mouths and the desires of our hearts please You, our Strength and our Deliverer.
Prayer from “Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss” 1999 by Nina Beth Cardin. Reprinted by permission of Jewish Lights Publishing, www.jewishlights.com.