Saturday, May 14, 2016

Birth Prayers



In the birth kit we had from our last baby that I just went through... in order to see what we had... and what we needed yet to buy still... I came across several Scriptures and prayers for baby and birth that I had found online and had either printed or written out. I read them and meditated on them frequently-- helped so much! Well, I wanted to share some of the prayers. They're just beautiful!

You can either pray this one for yourself if you're expecting (tho you'll have to reword it a bit) or pray it for someone else:


Father God, we thank You for visiting (name of mother) and filling her with child.

We praise You for this new and precious life that is growing within her womb. 

It is so awesome to consider that You have made yet another image of Yourself... and we look forward in eager anticipation to the fullness of time when we can gaze upon Your handiwork.

We ask You, Father, in Jesus' name, that You hedge about this little baby as it grows within the womb, this special place of protection that You have provided for it.

May You keep it from all harm.

We also ask You to protect (name of mother) throughout her pregnancy and that she sustains good health and vitality.

We pray that You watch over the labor and birth and bring forth the baby safely from the womb.

We acknowledge that this baby is Your reward and we praise Your holy name.

Amen


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The company we purchase our homebirth kits and supplies from (In His Hands-- also find them on Facebook) puts a prayer card in each box that they ship out. It's also quite beautiful!


Dear Father, thank You for this new baby.

Would You protect and nurture this baby and bring this pregnancy to full term.

In labor, would You remove all fear and replace it with faith and expectation.

Please give those attending the birth wisdom to take the best care of mother and baby.

Please let this baby be born normal and whole, healthy and strong, and at home with no complications with baby or mother.

Father, thank You for hearing my prayer, for I pray in the name of Him who is called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Amen

~by Donna Wilson
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Soon, I'll post the Scriptures I use for the baby and for birth/post-partum. They help so much in relieving fear and anxiety and filling the heart instead with confidence and strength.

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