“Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you with joyful hearts! Thank you for increasing our family with another member. Children are the greatest gifts from you, and we are looking forward to the newest member you have chosen just for us.
Lord, we lift up __________. As she carries this wonderful blessing in her womb we ask that you nurture that child with every good thing it needs. Lord, protect that child from any injury, unhealthy substance or anything that will affect the physical and mental health of _________’s baby. We know that all humans are formed in the image of God, and we want the healthiest image of you for __________’s child.
Lord, this world is filled with evil that seeks to destroy the family unit. I pray in advance over this child. I give this child back to you. By your grace, you have blessed us with this member, and out of our thankfulness to you we give this child back into your loving arms. We know what we give you; will be well taken care of.
As this child is resting in your arms we ask that you breathe your Holy Spirit upon his/her spirit. Give this child the capacity for the type of faith that will lead many into your Kingdom. Give this child the capacity to love when it seems impossible. Bless this child with a clear vision of YOUR vision for his/her life.
Lord, protect him/her throughout his/her lifetime. Lead and guide his/her steps to walk in your will and keep him/her out of harms way.
In Jesus’ precious name, we honor your kingdom by calling this little baby yours in the name of Jesus! Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan
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