Rabbi Ariel Asa

Wife's Prayer During Labor

May it be your will that You have compassion on me among all the birthing women of Your people Israel and save me from the curse of Eve. (Genesis 3:16- I will greatly increase your suffering and your childbearing; in pain shall you bear children...). Alleviate my labor pains and help me have an easy, painless birth. May my child emerge quickly and easily, without any damage to me or to my child. May my child be born in an auspicious time to a good life, peace and health, to grace and kindness, to wealth, and honor. May my husband and I raise our child in our heritage, may he be a proud and practicing Jew. May neither the child nor I suffer any internal or external damage. Have mercy on me and spare me any pain, panic, or mental anguish. Cause the baby to arrive on time so that I may continue to be healthy and serve You properly, for You answer in times of distress, merciful King Who has compassion on everyone, Who redeems and saves, hears and responds.