Prayer in Pregnancy
Orthodoxy in the modern world is becoming ever stronger in the niche of lack of spirituality and atheism. The miracles of healing with the help of prayer, icons, faith in the Lord help many believers to get rid of severe chronic diseases, pathologies, infertility. Prayer during pregnancy is a powerful remedy for the continuation of the family. The evidence of this is found in the Bible. Many women who have tried all the medical methods and lost hope for pregnancy, turn to the great saints for help to give life to one more person on Earth.
Proper planning of pregnancy
Pregnancy is a special, mysterious state full of mysteries and expectations. Orthodox Christians, accustomed to rely on the will of God in everything, before asking for the sacrament of conception, ask the priest for blessing. Having passed the ritual of purification through repentance, confession and communion, having received the blessing of the spiritual father, the woman becomes internally ready for motherhood. From that day on, her daily companion becomes a prayer for a happy pregnancy. Priests draw the attention of women to the fact that the help of higher forces during the conception and expectation of the baby is especially urgent and necessary for her, therefore one should diligently pray and, most importantly, sincerely believe in the power of prayerful treatment. The heavenly patrons of the woman who expects the baby are many saints and, in the first place, the Most Holy Mother of God herself.
The heavenly protection of the Most Blessed Virgin
With the onset of the desired pregnancy, the expectant mother, as a rule, begins to experience fear - a constant companion of a woman for the next few weeks. Prayer during pregnancy consecrates the life of the mother and the future baby: a prayerful appeal to the higher powers helps in anticipation, soothes the woman and adds feelings of humility to the Creator, which is especially necessary for the pregnant woman. The main intercessor for the human race and the helper of man in grief, misfortune, companion in joy and success, the Blessed Virgin is an indispensable companion of a woman in the period of bearing new life. Prayer to the Theotokos about the preservation of pregnancy rises most often before the special way "Assistant in childbirth". Prayer treatment is made "from the heart", it is desirable that it was systematic, but better daily.
Prayer application for pregnancy
Not always the desired pregnancy comes on time. Some young families expect the appearance of the first child for several years, undergo special examinations and treatment in perinatal centers and clinics, but the result is not always positive. Having lost hope for medical assistance, they turn to saints, so that the prayer for the onset of the long-awaited event finally helps to accomplish the desired. Conversion in the prayers to the higher powers is quite an effective tool, because the Lord lives in every person, his soul and heart and if you believe in him in a holy way, ask for help and hope, then the efforts will not go unnoticed. Sincere prayer for the pregnancy of the Theotokos is better and cleaner than any words that are sometimes thrown out just to the wind. Prayer for children has always been considered to be the strongest and most effective, which can be said about prayers for granting the happiness of motherhood.
Images of the Blessed Virgin, who heal from infertility
Praying for the gift of a child can be almost any image of the Virgin - a female intercessor: "Assistant in childbirth", "Merciful". No less well-known assistant in the treatment of infertility - the icon "Mammal". The text of the prayer, uttered before this holy face, contains the woman's request for conception, bearing and successful delivery, and also for the heavenly patronage of the Mother of God all this difficult period for the future mother. Many miracles of spiritual and physical healing are recorded from the icon with the 700-year history of "Mother of God Tolga". The ancient miracle-working image is glorified by miraculous healing from the illness of the feet of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, the resurrection of the deceased child through the tearful prayers of parents, healing from insanity, oncology, infertility. Prayer during pregnancy to this image also helps a woman safely endure and produce a healthy child. The icon with its holy cover "covers" the pregnant woman according to her prayers and keeps the mother and the baby from harm and misfortune.
Help from the saints through our prayers
There are cases of miraculous healing from infertility after a woman turns to relics or icons of saints, especially Xenia of Petersburg or Matrona of Moscow. The Matrona's prayer for help is miraculous. Shortly before his death Matronushka said that people would continue to come to her as a living, telling about their troubles. The great holy helper promised to help all the suffering and needy. He keeps his promise to the fullest. Evidence of this occurs every day at the request of believers. Matrona Matrona as in life helped all the suffering, so continues after his death. In order to utter the words of a prayer petition, a believer does not need to go to the temple, it is enough to bow to the Matrona at the burning candle and icon, the blessed one will certainly answer the prayer message, crying sincerely and with all the heart.
Ask Matron about his maternal happiness ...
The Matrona's prayer for help can relate not only to getting rid of troubles, illnesses, misfortunes, suffering. Known is the famous saint and bestowing the happiness of motherhood to many women, already desperate and tried all the medical means. There are wonderful cures for infertility after a prayer visit to the women's Pokrovsky Monastery, where the relics of Matrona Moskovskaya rest. No less than the healings recorded after the visits of women to the cemetery, where Matron was previously buried. Written requests for an intimate desire are left right on the grave, flowers are also brought there, quantity is necessarily odd, there is also a prayer for children. Before the prayer, Saint Matronus should always ask her about forgiveness and pardon, only then ask for conception. Before a visit to the Intercession Monastery, a woman must withstand a strict fast for one week.
Sincere patronage of the bright saint
For women, to whom the Lord has already presented the joy of conception, the purpose of visiting the Intercession Monastery is the Matrona prayer for the preservation of pregnancy. There is an accepted order of behavior near the relics of the blessed. First and foremost, the come-in must cross himself with the sign of the cross and hang his bow. Bright mother always considered the sign of the cross as the main defense, therefore after a bow it is accepted to repeatedly cover herself with a cross and make a bow. To the feet or the hand icons are applied to the forehead, after which they are humbly removed, having previously crossed themselves. Do not forget about gratitude to my mother for help, especially for those who managed to get pregnant after a prayer request to Saint Matron: "I helped get pregnant, mother. Thank you. Forgive me and bless me! "
Great saint and wonderworker of our time
The no less famous assistant of the modern Christian is the Holy Wonderworker St. Luke of Crimea. This saint of God during his lifetime worked as a doctor-surgeon, doctor of medicine, and therefore is considered especially sick and doctors. Many doctors adhere to the tradition of praying to Saint Luka before carrying out complicated operations, it is believed that he will "steer" the surgeon's hand and the operation will be successful. To the grave of the glorified saint, doctors travel from all corners of the world and pray for healing from ailments, including problems of infertility. Luka's prayer for pregnancy has an effective force for those who truly believe in the help and protection of Luke the Wonderworker. Young spouses can ask the great holy doctor not only children for themselves, but also grandchildren, and conjugal happiness.
"Everything is in the hands of the Lord ..."
In search of the holy image and prayer, helping to continue the race, heal from the ailment of infertility, we should not forget about the Lord himself. Some Orthodox sincerely believe that the first one to ask for such a great mercy is the Savior. It is to his icon that the desperate women bear their misfortune, their tears, their hopes, this holy image is the first prayer for the giving of conception and prayer during pregnancy, the request for getting rid of infertility and the happiness of motherhood.