Ribono shel olamLit. Master of the Universe A term sometimes used in the Jewish liturgy to refer to God., I stand before You as did Sara, RivkaThe second Jewish matriarch, Isaac's wife, and mother to Jacob and Esau. Rebecca is an active parent, talking to God when she is pregnant and learning the fate of her children, then ultimately manipulating Isaac and the children to ensure Jacob's ascendancy. Her Hebrew name is Rivka., RachelLavan's younger daughter and Jacob's beloved wife second wife (after he is initially tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah). Rachel grieves throughout her life that she is barren while Leah is so fertile. Ultimately, Rachel gives birth to Joseph and dies in childbirth with Benjamin. Rachel is remembered as compassionate (she is said to still weep for her children), and infertile women often invoke Rachel as a kind of intercessor and visit her tomb on the road to Bethlehem. and Chana, women who also came to you in sorrow, their dreams of motherhood as yet unfulfilled, their souls in despair.
Dear merciful God, You carried the people of IsraelLit. ''the one who struggles with God.'' Israel means many things. It is first used with reference to Jacob, whose name is changed to Israel (Genesis 32:29), the one who struggles with God. Jacob's children, the Jewish people, become B'nai Israel, the children of Israel. The name also refers to the land of Israel and the State of Israel. like an eagle who gently and protectively carries its young on its wings. You created the world out of a womb of water. Hear my prayer and be our partner in the creation of a new life. Guide my husband to provide a strong seed to join with mine. Create a safe, healthy haven within me to hold a child. Grant me the ability and fortitude to carry to full-term so I will be greeted with a cry of joy as your new creation enters this world and so I may sing you a song of gratitude and praise.
Dear God, my eyes are full of tears and my heart aches. Give me the courage and faith to go on and bear whatever pain I must in the pursuit of motherhood. Do not allow my womb to remain empty of life, my breasts empty of milk, my arms empty of child. Grant me and my husband our deepest heart’s desire and may we merit sons and daughters to teach your holy TorahThe Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general., and to be dedicated to chesed and mitzvotLit. Commandment. It is traditionally held that there are 613 mitzvot (plural) in Judaism, both postive commandments (mandating actions) and negative commandments (prohibiting actions). Mitzvah has also become colloquially assumed to mean the idea of a “good deed.".
Dear God, I believe and I trust in You and I come before You, my soul in my hands, and I beg You, my creator, the force which sustains all life, to accept my prayer with mercy, this prayer which comes from the depths of my heart. Amen.