Heavenly Father, molder of body and soul, thank you for the gift of life that you have placed in my womb. Thank you, Lord, for predestining this child to be brought into the world by my husband and I. Father, give us the grace to be good parents and help us to bring up this child in a way that brings glory to your name. Be a shield of protection around this child as it develops in my womb. Protect us from every manner of sickness and disease that pregnant women are vulnerable to get. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.