Loving Father, I want You to be the One watching over my life in all I say and do, for I confess that without You I can do nothing, but I praise Your name that I can do all things through Christ Who gives me the strength. In His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the benefits of a good night's sleep. Thank You also for the day by day provision of the gifts and graces that are mine in Christ and which are even poured out on me during the night-time hours. Thank You for the work that You have given me to do during my time on earth. Lord, I know that without You I can do nothing, and yet I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Keep me from the worries of the day and the fears of the night. Keep me from trying to sort out my personal problems without coming to You and relying on Your sufficient strength and promised grace. May I never forget that it is You who provides for my daily needs, and I pray that from this day forward, I may rely on You in all things. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You my Father, for this precious babe that You have graciously entrusted to me to love and cherish, to teach and to train. Lord, it is my desire to dedicate this treasured child back to You, just as Hannah brought her Samuel, to give him back into Your safe-keeping. Keep me from possessiveness and prevent me from clinging too tightly to this little life, but may I give him the freedom to grow without neglecting the responsibilities of parenthood.
Give me godly wisdom as I bring up this little one, and I pray that he will grow up into a great man of God and that one day You would use him in a special way to bring glory to Your name.
Keep him from all harm and danger and help me to train him in all wisdom and grace so that he may follow the path of true righteousness.
I pray that he may come to trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour and that he will grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus, for to know You is life eternal. Keep him from the temptations of this life, and protect him from the influences of this world system, which can so easily shipwreck the pure faith of a young and trusting child.
Just as the Lord Jesus grew in knowledge and wisdom and in favour with God and man, I pray that in a small way my child may grow in godly wisdom and find favour in Your sight. In Jesus' name I pray,