This is a very beautiful prayer for pregnant women who are almost due or are already in labour. You might not be the one expecting a baby but if your wife or someone else you know is, then you should not hesitate to offer up prayers for her. God is sure to be with her and see her through the labour, “But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety” (1 Timothy 2:15).
Say this beautiful prayer which begs God for protection of mother and child through the intercession of Our Lady of La Leche :
“O Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of Your tender Mother, Our Lady of La Leche who bore You close to her heart during those long months before Your birth.
I place my baby and myself entirely in Your Hands. Free me, I beseech You, from useless and consuming worry. Accept the sacrifice of my aches and pains, which I unite to Your sufferings on the Cross.
Above all, most merciful and loving Jesus, protect this child You have given to me from all harm, bestowing the health and vigor every baby needs.
Implant in my heart and on my lips the words and prayers of Your Mother and mine, our Lovely Lady of La Leche. All this I ask that my child and I may live to praise forever Your Holy Name. Amen”.