This unborn baby prayer helps us pray love, protection and blessings for the child that is on the way. This prayer uses he/she interchangeably to make it suitable for any unborn baby whether or not the gender is known. This prayer can be used by family members and friends or can be used at a baby shower or a gender reveal party.
Unborn Baby Prayer of Love, Protection and Blessing
Dear Lord, we are excited about the good news. A new baby is on the way! Can there be a more joyful, exciting announcement in the whole world? My mind is whirling with possibilities. Will it be a boy or a girl? Will he have blue eyes or brown? Will she be blonde or brunette?
It’s fun to ponder those things, but the health of the mother and child are foremost in my mind. Please, God, keep the mother-to-be safe. Help her get through those early months when she may feel sick and scared. Nine months is a long time to wait and a woman can get tired lugging around that precious cargo.
And God, help the tiny new creature grow and mature and flourish so that he will be strong after he leaves the safety of his mother’s womb. So many people are waiting to hold him and to love him.
It troubles me to consider what kind of world the new baby will face, Lord. Things are not great right now. Turmoil and strife abound. Please touch the hearts of your flock on earth and help us to be kinder to each other. To understand and accept our differences. To turn to You more often rather than to turn against each other. We need You now more than ever. This baby needs You.
Even with the uncertainty in our world, this new life brings hope. The miracle of birth is one that never grows stale, never loses its wonder. Thank you, Lord, for giving us this gift. Please help us to be worthy of the awesome responsibility with which you blessed us – to see that this child has a wonderful life. That she glories in the love that will surround her always. That she knows You as her Heavenly Father.
About this Prayer
When my daughter Melissa asked if I wanted to be with her and her husband Daniel when they got the first peek at their baby on ultra sound, I said, “No way!” I felt like it was an intimate thing that should be shared only by the baby’s parents. But Melissa and Daniel are Millennials and they see things differently than this Baby Boomer. “Come on, Mom,” Melissa said, “I’m getting Winston (her little boy) out of school so he can see too!” Since it seemed like the event was turning into a party, I agreed to go along.
Winston sat between Daniel and me on a couch as the sonographer located the baby. We saw the image reflected on a huge screen in front of us in black and white. “Like old-timey movies,” Winston said. The sonographer gave us a running commentary: “Here’s his head, here’s his legs, here’s the heart.” Truthfully, I didn’t see anything but some blobs. Then the sonographer said, “Oh, look, he’s turning over.” That I saw!
And for some reason, I teared up. I didn’t want to boo-hoo and embarrass myself and everyone in the room, but I couldn’t help crying a little at the enormity of what I saw on the screen. That blob of cells would become my fifth beloved grandchild. In six months, I could hold him. I was overcome by the miracle of new life. Then and there I said a prayer. For Melissa and her baby. For the universe that the baby would encounter when he took his first breath. For those of us who would be that baby’s world. Most of all, a prayer of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for letting me be a grandmother to this precious child.
Scripture about God’s care and knowledge of unborn babies
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139 :14-16 NIV)
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