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For women near the time of child birth

By Matthew Henry

When we pray with or for those women that are near the time of travail or in travail.

“Lord, thou hast passed this sentence upon the woman that was first in the transgression, 1 Timothy 2:14(KJV) that in sorrow she shall bring forth children. Genesis 3:16(KJV) But let this handmaid of thine be saved in child-bearing, and continue in faith and charity and holiness, with sobriety. 1 Timothy 2:15(KJV) Enable her to cast her burden upon the Lord, and let the Lord sustain her; Psalm 55:22(KJV) and what time she is afraid, grant that she may trust in thee Psalm 56:3(KJV) and may encourage herself in the Lord her God. 1 Samuel 30:6(KJV)

O let not the root be dried up from beneath, nor let the branch be withered or cut off; Job 18:16(KJV) but let both live before thee. Be thou her strong habitation, her rock, and her fortress, give commandment to save her. Psalm 71:3(KJV) And when travail comes upon her, which she cannot escape, be pleased, O Lord, to deliver her; 1 Thessalonians 5:3(KJV) O Lord, make haste to help her; Psalm 40:13(KJV) be thou thyself her help and deliverer, make no tarrying, O our God. Psalm 40:17(KJV) Let her be safely delivered and remember the anguish no more, for joy that a child is born into the world, is born unto thee.” John 16:21(KJV)

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