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Due to the popularity of the  baby shower prayer  post, I asked my mother to write a baby shower prayer.  Prayers are very special to all who receive them. A very unique gift would be to take a prayer, print it out and frame it to use in the baby’s nursery. That way, every time the parent(s) enters the child’s room, they will have this prayer.

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Father,

I lift up this new life to you today. First, O God, I thank you for placing this baby in (insert parent’s names) care. I realize that parenting is an awesome responsibility, God. Therefore we are depending on you to help (insert parent’s names) to be that parent(s) you’ve called them to be.

Teach them to love unconditionally, to encourage, to support and to discipline. Help them to teach this child your word as you have instructed us to do. Thank you, O God, that they will commit to do things in the name of Jesus. Thank you for the precious blood of Jesus that will provide this child protection from the enemy. I thank you for the angels that will watch over this child all day and night to keep them from all hurt, harm and danger.

I pray that this child will keep their eyes focused on you. I pray that they don’t look to the left or to the right. In all their ways, they will acknowledge You, O God, and you will direct their path. I pray that this child is holy and righteous before you. I pray that they make good choices and not bad choices.  I pray that they will do those things which are pleasing in your sight. I pray that this child will resist the devil and the devil flees from them. I pray that they will think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and good. I pray that no currupt communication comes from their mouths, but things which are good that will edify the hearer.

I pray that this child will be full of wisdom, knowledge and understanding – that they strive for excellence in all that they do. Great is the peace of this child for they are taught of you, Father. This child is healthy, wealthy, successful, anointed, whole and will walk in your favor in the name of Jesus.

I thank you, Father, that this child is obedient to their parents and most of all obedient to you. I pray this child will love you with all their heart, soul and strength. This child will never stray away from you. I pray that they desire you more than anything. Father, I thank you that they will always remember that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow this child all the days of their life.

In Jesus Name, AMEN

Submitted by Janice K.

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