by Brad (Cape Town, South Africa)
Lord, Allmighty. I come to you as one of Your children. You know my needs and my goals in life. Lord bless all today in the name of Jesus who call upon Your name. Let each and everyone experience Your Glory and Power. Bless us all in the name of Jesus. Forgive us, for we are sinners and help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Lord, you have brought my so far by giving me an interview at a new job.
I have prayed for it and I know it is Your blessings who follow me. You haven’t help me so far for nothing. I know you have a special plan for me. Bless me Lord so that I can bless others in the name of Jesus. Lord bless my wife who is pregnant. Be with her all the time and let Your Angels be over her for always.
I pray for my daughters and my whole family Lord. There is so many people out there who need You. I pray for world peace, happiness and undying love for each and everyone on this earth.
Thank You Lord for the blessings that You are going to give me.
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This is my first real post here. I have been just reading and learning since I joined your wonderful community a few weeks ago. I just found out that my wife is pregant and I would first like to ask all of your prayers for us and the child she is carrying as we are both young in our early twenties and much younger mentaly (My name is Nicholas and her name is Maria). Please ask God to grant us the ability to be good Orthodox examples and raise our child correctly in the Holy Church.
I just have two questions I was hoping you could answer for me. I am not sure if I posted this in the right section so please feel free to move it if you feel the need.
1. My wife is about 6 weeks pregnant so does that mean that the child has a soul already? When does the child have a soul, at the moment of conception? Perhaps the Church doesn’t find the need to answer such a question and perhaps it isn’t totally nessessary to know but I was just very curious.
2. I know that only baptized Orthodox Christians can recieve the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord. What a pregnant woman eats also the baby eats as well. So, my question is, as the baby is not a baptized Orhtodox Christian as of yet, should the woman not partake of Holy Communion until after giving birth or is this an exception to the rule and should she partake even more?
Thank you for listening and I hope you have the time to answer my strange and probably stupid questions.
Here is a daily prayer for pregnant women. It is good to pray intensely to the Lord while you are carrying your baby in your womb. The Lord will bless the child to be born and will work miracles in the child’s life.
Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, you have been pleased to enable my husband and me to collaborate with you in conceiving a child. Thank you for your gracious gift. Help me to guard this new life carefully and do nothing to hurt it in any way.
After my child’s birth, let me lavish him/her with love and bring him/her up in your love and service, so that he/she will become a child of yours and inherit your kingdom.
Be with me, O Lord, in this greatest of tasks to comfort, strengthen, calm and enlighten me. Amen
I love babies…but to be really honest, I don’t love being pregnant. I wish I could say I did. I know many woman who feel their best while they are pregnant. But that’s not me. I am always really sick for the first 20 weeks, then I get heartburn, feel very uncomfortable, and really don’t feel like myself. Then there is the labor part. Not really looking forward to that! So pregnancy tends to be a stretching time for me. As I was having a rough day recently, I decided to go through Scripture and meditate on God‘s word. I was so encouraged and wanted to share with you my favorite verses to read and memorize while being pregnant.
This first verse is actually one of my life verses. I love to pray over this one all the time.
You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. -Isaiah 26:3
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13
This verse is used everywhere for babies…but I still love it. I love to think about being knit together in my mother’s womb. God is amazing!
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14
The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him. To all who call on him in truth. -Psalm 145:17-18
Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. – Psalm 22:9-10
s easy to be overwhelmed in pregnancy. And sometimes we get overwhelmed by bad news during pregnancy. I love to meditate on this verse and to remind myself to always set my eyes on Him so that my heart is secure.
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. -Psalm 112:7
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. -Colassians 3:1-2
I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. -Psalm 16:8, 11
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ‘s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ‘s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. -2 Corinthians 12:8-10
I pray these verses encourage your heart today! Blessings to you!