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Prayer for New Baby

Featured on this page are several inspiring blessings and prayers suitable for a baby blessing service or sending in a card or text message to the parents of the new child. There is an inspiring short prayer for a new baby boy or girl, a beautiful Irish blessing, and a traditional prayer used for blessing babies with. There is also a uplifting family prayer for parents to say which dedicates their new family to God.

a prayer for a new baby

(a parents prayer blessing for a recently born baby boy or girl)

Dear God,

Thank you for this beautiful little life that we hold. Please bless us with your love and protection as we learn how to care for this precious child. Draw us together to learn and grow as we share the joys and the cares. Thank you for the miracle of life, the wonder of creation and the privilege of nurturing a little one of your children as they grow. We love you Lord.


(a short baby blessing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You
(A printable image of this traditional Celtic blessing)

Irish Blessing May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May The Lord Bless You
(A Judeo-Christian Blessing)

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

Traditional Baby Blessing

For the Gift of a Child

Heavenly Father, you sent your own Son into this world. We thank you for the life of this child, N., entrusted to our care. Help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to love and nurture him, that he may attain to that full stature intended for him in your eternal kingdom; for the sake of your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Source: "Thanksgivings for Family and Personal Life", 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)

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I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

Prayer for family protection

Lord be besides us, all every day
Guiding and leading us gently always.
Lord be above us, help us to see
The hope of the future, of all we could be.
Lord be beneath us, carry us when
We’re too shattered or tired to really have strength.
Lord be ahead of us, smoothing our paths
Protecting and blessing the places we pass.
Lord be behind us, healing our wounds,
Forgiving our mistakes and making us new.
Jesus, be within us, this family is yours
Now and forever, you are our Lord.

(a family prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)