A simple prayer of love for your unborn child.
For some time now I have had this little post planned in my schedule, but for one reason or another I have always postponed writing & sharing it on here. It’s not that I don’t trust you all with my inner thoughts, you probably know me better than some of my family, it’s just that I wasn’t sure if my heart was ready to share this new journey we have begun. Last year I officially went off of birth control, I didn’t like how it made me feel or act, & I didn’t like the idea of being on an anti-baby pill for such an extended period of time. Fast forward 1 year (& a few pregnancy tests) later & we decided it was time to stop hoping for a happy accident to occur. And now, 4 months later, with as much fear about pregnancy & birth as ever, we continue to pray that our family of two will grow to three in the not too distant future.
So today I thought I would share a little prayer with you. Whether you are still waiting on baby bird or you are glowing & growing your first baby bump. Whether you are patiently waiting for the adoption papers to be signed or you eagerly wait to add another precious mini-me to your family, I hope this prayer brings peace, joy, & love to your heart & soul.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for being the perfect example of parenthood & unconditional love. Please let Your blessings reign over our family as we follow the plan You have laid before us. Although we don’t know the future, we know that You love us more than anything & will grant us the blessing & opportunity to love the ones You purposefully created in Your likeness. Help us to know & understand Your love & grace so that we might raise precious children to know love, patience, & forgiveness. Grant us the wisdom & understanding of Soleman to guide our children to a better knowledge of Your plan for their life.
I pray that You will bless our child & guide their path towards You. Guide their feet towards Your righteousness. Their ears to hear You calling their name. Their eyes to see the beauty that You have created & Your love for every living creature. Their hands to serve You & Your creation. Their lips to praise Your name & share the Good News. Their mind to seek truth in Your Word. And their heart to always beat for You, first & foremost.
Help them to never lose sight of what truly matters & to know that they are infinitely loved by us & by You. Let their life be light, but filled with the trials that will purify them like gold for Your kingdom. Bless their good deeds & earnest efforts. Show them the blessing of loving their neighbors & putting others before themselves. Let their life be a testament to Your love & mercy.
Please be their constant guide & comfort. Help me to teach them to know You personally so that they might know their purpose in life & the beauty of unconditional love. Help me to show them, through my actions, how to forgive & ask for forgiveness. Even when I falter or fail as a mother, thank You for never failing Your child. Please help me to teach them through my actions to honor & respect You always. As I teach them to live in this world, help me to prepare their hearts for eternity.
Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with this (our unborn) child. Help me to always remember that they belong to You first & that Your love for them is beyond what even I can imagine.
What is your prayer for your (unborn) children?
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With love, G