God of Infinite Goodness,

watch over expectant mothers as they await the birth of their child.

Grant these women confidence and strength to dispel their anxiety and fear.

Bless them with the courage and faith of Mary, always listening to your will and trusting in your loving care.

As they prepare to bring new life into the world, grace them with good health and great joy.

We look to you and your Son, Jesus Christ, as a sign of mercy and joy.

We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes in the name of your Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. 


Source:  Catholic Health Association