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)
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)
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.
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)