A Hindu Prayer for Gift of Child
From thee we banish and expel the cause of thy sterility. This in another place we lay apart from thee and far removed. As arrow to the quiver, so let a male embryo enter thee. Then from thy side be born a babe, a ten- month child, thy hero son. Bring forth a male, bring forth a son. Another male shall follow him.
The mother shalt thou be of sons born and hereafter to be born. With that auspicious genial flow wherewith bulls propagate their kind, do thou obtain thyself a son: be thou a fruitful mother-cow. I give thee power to bear a child: within thee pass the germ of life! Obtain a son, O woman, who shall be a blessing unto thee. Be thou a blessing unto him.
May those celestial herbs whose sire was heaven, the earth their mother, and their root the ocean. ..assist thee to obtain a son.
Source: Atharva-Veda III, 22