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Bridging Hope and Acceptance with the Fertility Prayer

Do you ever pray to get pregnant and have a baby? Praying can be a……

Do you ever pray to get pregnant and have a baby? Praying can be a powerful tool used on your fertility journey. Even if you are not a religious person, praying for inner strength during this turbulent time can be the very surrendering step that is needed. Asking for what you want creates clarity and focus. Asking for what you want from something bigger than yourself facilitates a process of letting go.

Prayer is about silencing the heart and mind for increased connection and for the emotional strength to cope with getting pregnant, not getting pregnant, or finding other ways to have the family you want. Praying means grounding our understandings in something bigger than ourselves.

Prayer isn’t about getting what you want; it’s about asking for the strength to live with what you get. It’s about finding that whisper of hope inside and strengthening your intention and acceptance.

The Fertility Prayer

  1. Choose a word: Choose a word or phrase that sets out an intention or goal. For example, I want to feel better, I want to get pregnant, I want to be happy.
  2. Centre yourself. The focus of centring yourself in this exercise is to consent to a bigger plan or trust that all will unfold as it is meant to. Choose another word or phrase that helps you remember this consent. For example the word could be trust or acceptance.
  3. Find a comfortable position and quiet space where you can practice the pray exercise.
  4. Close your eyes and let go of everything happening within you – all your hopes, yearnings and wishes to be pregnant. Let it all be released from you.
  5. Focus on your intention word and consent word.
  6. When you’re praying for a baby, be prepared for many distractions, such as images, feelings, reflections, physical sensations, and unexpected thoughts. Continue to refocus on your intention and consent. You can use your sacred word to quell the distractions.

My Secret is Simple – I Pray

Sometimes the simple act of asking for what we want in a deeper way, changes our relationship to that which we yearn for. The Fertility prayer exercise is excellent for grounding, focus and bridging hope and acceptance.

We have a new Mind-Body Fertility group starting in the fall. Are you available to join us?

Amira Posner

Amira Posner is Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Social Work from the University of Manitoba. In addition to working with individuals, couples and families providing therapy in a secure and safe setting, she is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Amira is also a certified hypnotherapist.

Amira Posner

July 7, 2023 • 2 minutes

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