Labor Prayer

The rest of my birth kit items arrived last week from  There was a nice little bookmark with a labor prayer by Donna Wilson added that I really wanted to share with everyone.  It says "home" in one spot - but is a perfect prayer for everyone in all birth environments as you near your birthing time.

"Dear Father, thank you for this new baby.  Would You protect and nurture this baby and bring this pregnancy to full term.  In labor, would You remove all fear and replace it with faith and expectation.  Please give those attending the birth wisdom to take the best care of mother and baby.  Please let this baby be born normal and whole, healthy and strong, and at home with no complications with baby or mother.  Father, thank you for hearing my prayer, for I pray in the name of Him who is called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Amen."

Beautiful!  Hope this brings peace and a smile to all of you expecting!  Best Wishes on your birth and postpartum!