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Friday, July 25, 2014

Pray for Families (Parenthood)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

In a culture where a large percentage of babies never make it safely out of the womb, it may be hard for some to understand those who long not just for a child, but many children.  When a couple wanting to start or expand their family finds themselves infertile, their emotional pain is great.  The knowledge of infertility only seems to increase their longing.  But we know prayer is powerful, and great faith is often rewarded as seen in scripture with Abraham & Sarah and Jacob & Rachel, and Anne and Joachim, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.  Genesis 9:1

Let us join our prayers to those who are praying for fertility, pregnancy, and/or the ability to carry their baby to term.  Let us also pray for a blessing on all parents.

Lord, you commanded us and willed us to be fertile and increase in number.  Have mercy on those who are unable to conceive.  Look with compassion on those who long to be parents.  Remove their infertility. Open the woman’s womb and make it fertile to life.  Increase the man’s sperm and motility.  Join them as one, entwined in your love.  Bless them with a pregnancy that You will protect from gestation to birth.  Bless them as parents, and bless all of us as parents, that the burning embers of our love toward are children will continually be fanned into flame, just as Your love us never wavers.  Heavenly Father, hear our prayer!

He will love and bless and multiply you; he will bless the fruit of your womb. Deuteronomy 7:13

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Prayer is the answer.  Pass it on!