Month Five

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

month 5A Prayer for Kindness

God of kindness,
Halfway through this month
The journey will be halfway done.
Twenty weeks past,
Twenty weeks to go.
As I feel the weight and wonder
Of this milestone,
Let my hopes and fears
Be carried by your promise
Of unfailing kindness.

Now that I feel the flips
And kicks and gentle pokes
From the child growing within me,
Let me remember
How you cradle all your children
Within the depths of love itself.

When I finally see
On the ultrasound screen
The dancing feet and waving hands
Of the sweet baby
I will soon hold in my arms,
Help me to trust in what I cannot see:
That you are with us,
That you guide us,
That you will never leave our side.

Help me to be loving and kind
Towards myself and my child,
Family and friends,
Even well-meaning strangers
Who comment on my new shape and size.
Let the words of my mouth
And the thoughts of my heart
Be compassionate and caring,
Even when my body grows weary.

In kindness I pray,

Amen.

© 2014 Laura Kelly Fanucci

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6 thoughts on “Month Five

  1. Such a beautiful poem. We will dedicate our morning rosary today to you and your babies and family. God bless you and keep you close.

  2. Me and my fiance are a little more than 5 months now and the baby is doing well,after 2 miscarriages never give up hope and faith I didn’t thanks to everyone who has prayed for us and I continue to pray for all of you thanks for all the love and support

  3. Seeking a Prayer please pray for me I’m 18 weeks and had blood work done for genetics testing and it came back positive risk for spina bifida Please don’t let this be true Please pray for me and my lil one inside my belly to be healthy as he can be Needing all prayers right now Please God answer

  4. Praying in the name of Jesus that the test are incorrect and untrue..praying for Gods grace, mercy and healing hands …God is able… In the name of Jesus we ask that any fears be cast and command healing …in the name of Jesus..the blood is surrounding you…we rebuke any bad thoughts. .God were standing on your promise that all is well. ..Amen

  5. I am 20 weeks pregnant .My ultrasound results came that nasal bone is unilateral unossified they told me that it’s a sign of down syndrome please pray for me and my baby inside me

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