I continue to marvel at the secret life
Of children in the womb.
As you design them so wonderfully in the warmth of the womb,
You remind us of the waters of creation and of rebirth.
And as children drink of those waters in the womb,
You remind us that you call us to drink of your Spirit throughout life.
Lord, today I pray that you look with favor
On all children who are living and growing in the womb.
Protect their lives,
And prepare them for the waters of baptism.
Bring them quickly to those waters once they complete
The journey of life in the womb.
And may they drink of your Spirit
Every day of their earthly lives,
And for all eternity in heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.