Praise Your holy name for the blessing of our precious baby that You have so graciously given to us. You told us to be fruitful and multiply and I thank You that You have blessed me by making me fruitful. Truly, children are a blessed blessing from the Lord.
I remember reading that You blessed Sarah with Isaac and Hannah with her Samuel, and now in Your grace You have blessed me with my own precious blessing.
I bless Your name for ever and ever and pray that my little one in turn may be a blessing to You. Give me wisdom to bring up this little one to love and to trust You as their Saviour. Guard and guide, keep and protect us all in the days that lie ahead, as we wait for that Blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the heritage and gift of children and the joy that comes from children's children. May Christian parents recognise the responsibility and importance of training up their offspring in the ways of the Lord. I ask Your divine protection over our precious children and pray that both mothers and fathers unite in their godly upbringing and training. Look down in pity on children who do not have the opportunities of a Christian upbringing, and draw them into a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I ask this in Jesus' name, AMEN.Source: Verse of the day for Psalm 127:3
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,