Christian Prayer for Your Baby
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this treasured child of mine. What a profound blessing this child is to me! Although you have entrusted this baby to me as a gift, I know he or she belongs to you. Like Hannah offered Samuel, I dedicate my child to you, Lord. I recognize that he or she is always in your care.
Help me as a parent, Lord, with my weaknesses and imperfections. Rather than worry, help me to remember that my baby is secure in your mighty hands. Your love is perfect, Lord, so I can trust that your love and concern for this baby is even greater than mine. I know that you will protect my child.
Give me strength and godly wisdom to raise this child after your Holy Word. Please, supply supernaturally what I lack. Keep my child walking on the path that leads to eternal life. Help him or her to overcome the temptations of this world and the sin that would so easily entangle him.
Dear God, send your Holy Spirit daily to lead, guide and counsel my child. Always assist him or her to grow in wisdom and stature, in grace and knowledge, in kindness, compassion, and love. May this child serve you faithfully, with his whole heart devoted to you all the days of his life. May he discover the joy of your presence through a daily relationship with your Son, Jesus Christ.
Help me never to hold on too tightly to this child, nor neglect my responsibilities before you as a parent. I promise to do everything in my power to raise my child according to the precepts in your holy Word. I look forward with great anticipation to the day this child decides on his own to follow you.
Help me to be an example to my child, and to teach and train him or her in God’s Word. Give me wisdom to discipline my child according to your ways. May I never stop praying for this gift you’ve entrusted to me. Lord, let my commitment to raise this child for the glory of your name cause his life to forever testify of your faithfulness.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Bible Verses for Children and Babies
As you pray, remember that the overwhelming love we feel for our children helps us better understand the loving heart of God for us, his children. Here are some Scriptures you can keep in mind when praying for your baby:
Here are some messages addressed to the child:
#1 Welcome to the Kingdom and family of God, little one. Angels are rejoicing today at your Christening and so are we. Many blessings as you grow in the Lord. May His love never leave you.
#2 God is smiling because of your Christening today. May He protect you all the days of your life with the Helmet of Salvation, the Sword of the Spirit, the Shield of Faith, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Belt of Truth, and the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace.
#3 Today was your first step in the life-long journey of walking with God. I know He has big plans for you, and I believe and pray you will forever serve Him faithfully. Congratulations on this special day.
#4 On this glorious day, we rejoice at your Christening marking your dedication to the Lord and entry into His Church. Many blessings on your life with the One who made you and watches over you. Let the assurance of His grace give you peace.
#5 The Father smiles when little ones walk with Him. On this day of your Christening, bask in the radiance of His glory and love for you all the days of your life.
#6 Today you have been dedicated to the Lord. What a joy it is to know that He will always be with you and for you. May you always keep your eyes fixed on Him and the glory of His love.
#7 God is pleased with you, little one. Your Christening is the cause for much rejoicing. Heaven celebrates the entry of a new daughter/son into the Church. May God always be with you and bless you.
#8 On this sacred day of your Christening, may God watch over you and bless you as you are welcomed into His Church. Your heavenly Father has big plans for you!
#9 How great it is to be dedicated to the Lord and His purpose for your life. May you always know His will and seek His face. And may He always shower you with blessings abundant.
#10 Lots of love for a little boy/girl who has been such a blessing and encouragement to our family. We are rejoicing today at your Christening. May you dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
#11 Congratulations on your Christening today. May you walk with the Lord all the days of your life and seek the light of His face.
#12 The radiance of God’s glory is on you this day. Your Christening is a promise of devotion to the God who saved you. We pray for your life to be spent in His presence.
#13 Many prayers for you on this spiritual milestone of your Christening. May the light of God’s presence shine on you always and you feel the warmth of His love.
#14 Today we were privileged to attend your Christening. It was a joyous occasion filled with love and laughter. May God make all your days be this blessed.
#15 Congratulations on your Christening. Know that we will always be cheering you on in faith and walking beside you as you wait for your “Well done” from your heavenly Father.
#16 Congratulations on your Christening. We hope for endless love and peace as you live the great adventure of faith in the everlasting and almighty Father.