Pastor David reads Deuteronomy 9:13-21 and offers a prayer by Phillis Wheatley, “A Mother’s Prayer for the Child in Her Womb”:
Oh my Gracious Preserver! Hithertoo you have brought me. Be pleased when you bring to the birth to give me strength to bring forth, living and perfect, a being who shall be greatly instrumental in promoting your glory. Though conceived in Sin and brought forth in iniquity, yet your infinite wisdom can bring a clean thing out of an unclean, a vessel of Honor filled for your glory. Grant me to live a life of gratitude to you for the innumerable benefits. O Lord my God! Instruct my ignorance and enlighten my Darkness. You are my King; take the entire possession of all my powers and faculties and let me be no longer under the dominion of sin. Give me a sincere and hearty repentance for all my many offenses, and strengthen by your grace my resolutions on amendment and circumspection for the time to come. Grant me also the spirit of Prayer and Supplication according to your own most gracious Promises.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, February 24, 2021