Heavenly Lord, You are the author of life and we pray Your blessing and protection over this little life that is developing in its mother’s womb. We pray that you would grant an uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy birth and we bless You for the beauty of new life.
Guard and protect the mother and fill her heart with longing and expectation as it draws closer to her time of delivery, and instil in her a sense of wonder and awe at the miracle of life that is being formed within her body.
Give grace we pray to the father, who by Your favour has fathered this child. Grant him strength, wisdom and the courage to engage in all godly responsibilities toward his family. May he lead his family into the path of righteousness, becoming a genuine example of man of God.
Draw near to each one and may this little life that is soon to take up his or her position within the home and family, be nurtured in the things of God and come to trust the Jesus as Lord and Saviour, in Whose name we pray,