Month Four

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
Galatians 5:22-23

month 4A Prayer for Patience

God of patience,
Now that the first trimester is past,
And our news has been shared
Far and wide,
Help me to keep waiting patiently,
Enjoying this time.

When I wish away days
Of sickness or sleeplessness,
Of worry or discomfort,
Guide my thoughts lovingly
Back to the baby within me,
Whose life is a masterpiece
That takes patient time to create.

Let me mark each passing week
With gratitude and wonder,
Awaiting all the joy and good work
That will come in due time.

Open my eyes to see
How you are making me a mother:
In your time,
In your way,
In your name.

Bless the child within me,
And all who welcome with eagerness
The arrival of this new and sacred life.
Surround us with your peace
As we grow in love together.

In patience I pray,

Amen.

© 2014 Laura Kelly Fanucci

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5 thoughts on “Month Four

  1. I’m so glad to have found your website. As a first time mom… My mind at times has been consumed with worry about a myriad of things and I’ve told myself not to get worked up because God has got me and baby.

    Thank you, thank you for the monthly prayers that you have. When I read them I instantly feel Gods presence.

  2. I know that this site is for expectant mothers, but I just want to say that as an expecting father I have found your prayers to be very comforting. I’ve been changing the words from “I” and “my” to “my wife” and “her” (I hope that’s okay!). Even though I’m not a very religious person, your prayers have help me be better and more supportive husband during our first trimester (we’ve had 2 miscarriages). Thank you so much.

  3. Hello,

    I wanted to say that i love the prayers that you have on your website. As a mother to a 10 month old daughter, i wish i’d found your website during my pregnancy. The words are so uplifting and comforting. I believe that God brought me to your page for a reason–whether to inspire others or myself for my next pregnancy (not soon 🙂 ). Thank you so much! God Bless! 🙂

  4. Thank you for the monthly prayers.
    A third time mother and I have realised that every pregnancy is special in its own way.
    I came across this website while at my lowest moments and found uplifting scripture and prayers.
    Thanks for the encouragement all through.

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