Month Two

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

A Prayer for Joy

God of joy,
Our hearts sing to you
In our moment of discovery!
We saw proof with our eyes
That new life has begun,
And we saw that it was good.

As a heart begins to beat
And a mind begins to grow,
May my own heart and mind
Rejoice in the wonder of this gift.

Even if sickness turns my stomach
Or tiredness takes over,
Let a deeper joy
Run through my days,
Fast and strong and true.

And if, as weeks pass,
Worries start to circle round,
Threatening to steal my joy,
Let your perfect love
Cast out my fear.

Help me believe
That you hold us both,
My child and I,
In the palm of your warm
And safe and loving hand.

In joy I pray,

Amen.

© 2014 Laura Kelly Fanucci

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3 thoughts on “Month Two

  1. Afia says:

    I’ve made it thus far I am happy to say. But I still struggle with my faith in a lot during this journey. I am rh negative so this is a high risk pregnancy for me. I am taking all of the right necessary steps in having a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The one thing I can say that helps me the most is reading these prayers as well as maintaining my relationship with God. I just ask if you can continue to pray for me as I walk this path to meeting new life and I hope I can see the bigger light at the end of this dark time for me. Positivity and faith is the key, I just have to keep reminding myself that one. Thanks

    • Laura says:

      Afia, please know that you and your baby continue to be in my prayers. It is a long road and your struggles are real, but you are not alone in your journey. I hope that you will know God’s peace and comfort each day. Thank you for sharing your story here.

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