O God, the months of waiting are ended, and my time is almost here. Take away all tension and fear and make me relaxed and unafraid. Strengthen me in my labor and give me joy in remembering that through it we you are sending another life into this world.
O Father, you have created all in wisest love. I pray, look on this baby, who at your call is entering on life’s way. Bend over it in your tenderness; your image on its soul impress. O Father, I will be courageous because you are with me with almighty power and your fatherly love. Be with me.