You are the source of all life.
You have formed each of us wonderfully in our mother’s womb,
And you call us to learn more about those earliest months of our lives.
As we reflect on the growth, protection, and nourishment
We experienced in the womb,
You also remind us of our mother, the Church,
Which throughout our earthly journey also protects and nourishes us
And helps us to grow in grace and holiness.
Bless all your people
With the constant nourishment of the Bread of Life
And the life-giving water that comes only from Jesus Christ your Son.
With our eyes focused on him,
And in constant obedience to his Gospel
And unity with his Body the Church,
May we experience the joy of life here on earth
And its fullness in heaven.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.