My prayers for the baby's delivery
I wrote this prayer about 10 weeks before the due date, and prayed it regularly for the remainder of the pregnancy. Everything happened exactly the way I wrote it - including down to the weight of the baby- except that the boys were being looked after at church, not at school. As for 'easy' labour - well, in comparison to the previous ones, it was!
I believe that, under God’s sovereign hand,
Our baby will be born at 39 weeks,
while the children are at school
At between 8 and 9 pounds
With a short, easy, active, joyful and fulfilling labour.
She will present in the normal way and
There will be no need for stitches or pain relief
I believe that God will keep and sustain me in the weeks leading up to
And going through the labour and birth.
And that I will defeat fear, shock and trauma, with the power of his word, and of Jesus blood.
I believe that God will keep the baby’s heartrate steady
keep the cord away from her neck
hold her safe as she descends down and out to her new life
I believe that God will give me internal directions
hold my uterus strong and fit with no ruptures
comfort and secure me in his hiding place
keep me free from dehydration and any medical interventions
reassure me of his presence
I believe that this birth will mark the beginning of a new life for me as well as the baby,
Will heal old hurts
And will be the pattern for my daughters as they give birth in the future.