Month Nine

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

month 9A Prayer for Self-Control

God of self-control,
The final weeks
Of this long journey
Have finally arrived.
Soon the day will dawn
When I will meet my child
And a new world will begin
For both of us.

Help me to prepare myself,
Mind, body, and soul,
For the work of labor
And the wonder of birth.

Teach me to channel and control
The strength of my own self
To offer myself in sacrifice
For the child of my heart.

Let me gather my courage around me –
The power in my bones
And the peace in my heart –
To do the work of love
That a mother is called to do,
The work that you created me to do.

In self-control I pray,


© 2014 Laura Kelly Fanucci

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13 thoughts on “Month Nine

  1. These prayers I find so useful and they give me a peace of mind and comfort knowing that God is always there. It is truly powerful prayer and when you open your heart, one can feel his presence and power of love and blessings. May God be our strength now and ever more.
    God bless xx

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Anne. I’m grateful to know that these prayers have spoken to you. Blessings.

      1. I pray this to my son and daughter in law while she is on the waiting room to do the sonogram.My son is worried that the baby is not doing well at my daughter in law womb. I have to call my son to do this prayer not to worried and that my daughter in law will do fine on her childbirth that this is on the hand of god.Thank you for this prayer.

  2. I’m pray for the jenery to begin
    In my& husband life’s
    With a heath baby boy
    Little mircle to come very soon

  3. had just cevucal catheter in placed for cervix is not yet efface and open , hopefully the cather will work fast . Still anxious tho for the incoming labor and delivery due to the presence of multiple myonas the biggest is 10 cm..hopefully i can deliver safely and wont have bleeding or further complication

  4. I am in my 9th month of pregnancy. My due date is December 18. I am very nervous. The baby is in good health and every thing is normal. But I am worried about my physical and mental strength. I want to be prepared for my labor pain and delivery. I wish to have a normal, safe and happy delivery. Please pray for me.

    1. Praying for you and your baby, Marilyn! I know that the prospect of delivery is daunting, but I hope you will know God’s peace and strength as you prepare. Blessings on what joy lies ahead for you!

  5. This 9th month pray is very nice and gives me inner peace and inspiration to move confidently towards my delivery. I am very much excited for the new arrival but nervous at the same time. Laura please pray for me and the baby.

  6. I am 9months pregnant and my due date is on the 10th may which is 7 days to go I am really anticipating and at the same time praying for my physical strength to deliver normal without attacks….please pray for me

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