Lord God, We pray together in Jesus’ name for any women in our families and communities who long to have children. We ask you to open their wombs as you opened the womb of Leah and as you opened the womb of Rachel. Please guard them from jealousy and despair as they wait upon you. May you relieve their heartache and hear their prayers. We also ask that you will so fix their eyes on you that they will praise you and place their ultimate hope in you rather than in children or in their husbands. We pray also that you will free the mothers in our community and nation from any competitive spirit regarding their children. Protect them from pridefully comparing their children to the children of others, and protect them from using their children for their own purposes. Free them to enjoy loving and raising their own children with simple and pure hearts. We pray too for each husband among us, that he will love his wife unconditionally. May each wife be completely secure in the love her husband has for her. I pray for each of us in our professional responsibilities. May we work hard for our employers. I pray that the little our employers have may increase greatly under our care. I pray that because of us your blessing will rest on the businesses we serve, and that our employers will recognize that your blessing on their business is found wherever we are. By your grace, may we grow in skill, be given more responsibility, and receive the just fruit of our labor. I pray that you will grant us, as you did to Jacob, creativity, adaptability, faith, and good fortune that we may become prosperous. For those men who desire to go into business for themselves, I pray that you will grant them restraint and patience to know when the time is right, and that you will grant them the resources they need to grow and prosper. Amen.