Spirit of Gentleness, Spirit of Life, You have called into being every precious life because you are the lover of mankind. Therefore, let every soul acknowledge your love and caring nature, and let every soul yield to You the Giver of life! We believe that as a babe in a manger although you were wrapped in swaddling clothes, you were loved and nurtured, and you grew in wisdom and stature. Today we confess a true feeling of belonging to you, and we call on your holy name to make a special blessing to all mothers and all women. As we clasp our hands in fervent prayer, we believe that our God who has first loved us is willing and able to forgive all our trespasses and will instill new hope in us. Thank you, Great Spirit, for your loving-kindness. Amen.