Friday, April 6, 2012
Baby Dedication Prayer
I love that our son has a strong faith. Jason, and his wife, Bekki, prayed this over their daughter at her dedication last month:
Lord, we come before you this morning in earnest humility, asking for a blessing on the child that you have given into our care. May you give Farrah a heart that is satisfied always by your steadfast love (PS 90:14) and that you would be glorified by the joy that she finds in who you are. Give her the strength to live a life of self-sacrificing love because it is only with your Spirit that she can accomplish this. Bless her with the wisdom not to look left or look right, but instead straight ahead towards her own unique relationship with you God. May she always make her identity in you Lord and not in this world.
We know that you desire for us to raise a God-following adult, but we need your help. Please guide us so that we can model your love every day in every way. Give us the strength to be faithful that you are caring for this child and to realize the truth that we have no power to keep her physically safe or emotionally healthy. Please equip us for this task you’ve set before us.
Farrah, may your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ….Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God" (Ephesians 3:17-19).
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
By the way.... did you know that no where in the Bible is a parent's prayer unanswered!