Saint Ann, many women are grateful
to you for a happy childbirth. They
have prayed to you with confidence
and you have heard their prayer.
Many mothers, suffering like you
from temporary infertility, turned to you
for help and were granted a happy pregnancy.
Others feared for their life while
giving birth. But, you have calmed their
hearts and today they are happy with their children.
Some were advised to resort to
pernicious abortion. But, they trusted
in you and have refused this rampant crime.
With the faith and confidence of a child,
to put myself under your
protection. I pray today and will pray to
you every day for myself and for this
lovely little being I am bearing within me.
Obtain for me a trouble-free
childbirth. Protect both of us! Keep us
in good health! Bless also my husband
and all my family.
Saint Ann, grant a special protection
to this little child about to be born. I
consecrate it to the Lord and your
daughter Mary. Amen.