Today marks the beginning of the Obando Festival or the Obando Fertility Rites in Bulacan. It is a festival celebrated every May where couples who want to be blessed with a baby perform dances during a long procession.
The Obando Festival is celebrated for three consecutive days, from May 17 to 19, and couples who want to thank the Lord and saints for fulfilling their wishes also come to celebrate. However, with the pandemic, festivals around the country have been put to a halt to avoid further spread of the coronavirus. (Read: 3 Celebrity Moms Who Were Blessed With a Miracle Baby)
Still, this doesn’t mean that people who want to be parents can’t continue their panata, in hopes of having a baby in the near future. Here is a prayer that asks for the blessing of a baby, as a substitute for visiting the Obando Festival this year!
A Prayer for Couples Who Want A Child
Dear God of Goodness and Grace, hold us close.
We’re sad and hopeful, anxious and excited, longingly waiting for the moment of conception.
May it be Your will that the life of our child begins soon.
Choose the best from us both to form a new soul.
Place it ever so gently in my womb where I will nurture and protect the precious gift of life I am about to receive. Amen.
Prayer from beliefnet.com.