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,