Lord, we praise you for the growth that we all experience
From the moment our lives began at fertilization,
Through the time we lived within our mother’s womb,
Through our infancy and childhood,
And into our adult years.
You are always the source of life and growth,
And we marvel at the growth of the child in the womb,
And the way in which you prepare each unborn child
For the transition to life outside the womb.
You strengthen the body to stay strong and warm,
And to carry out the many tasks you ask of each of us
During our earthly life.
Lord, along with our physical growth,
You enable us to grow in knowledge and skill, in relationships, in love and in grace.
May the growth of the child in the womb
And the growth we all experience throughout life
Always be a clear sign to us of your unending love
And of the unending life you have prepared for us in your Kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.