10 prayers for your newborn

It is always an exciting thing when a child is born.  As believers, we are supposed to take everything to God in prayer and we commit everything into God’s hands including the future and lives of our children.

My guess is if you are reading this, you probably just had a baby or someone you know just did and you want to lift them up in prayer. Well look no further. Here are 10 bible areas I think are worth praying over your newborn like I did for mine.

1. For God’s presence to always be with her. 

Pray that in all her endeavours the presence of God will be with her. No circumstance shall break her communion with the Lord in Jesus Name.

Psalm: 145: 18. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Exodus: 33: 14. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
Jeremiah: 29: 13. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
1 Corinthians: 3: 16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
2. For salvation and an eternity with God

Salvation is not transferable from parent to child. That being said, we can pray for the Lord to touch the lives of our children or pray that they have an encounter with God just like Apostle Paul did. The end result of being saved is that their eternity with God is guaranteed. It is important that our children hear the voice of God and open up their hearts to Him.

Matthew: 7:13-14. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Romans: 10: 9-10. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Revelation: 3: 20. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 

3. For Godly wisdom and discernment

In all areas of life, we need the Godly wisdom to guide us, we need to be able to discern what is God’s will and what is not God’s will. This is a very important area to pray on because our children will grow up and will be faced with daily decisions. It is important that they remain in God’s will.

Proverbs: 3: 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Proverbs: 24: 13-14. My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

James: 1: 5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James: 3: 17. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Proverbs: 16: 16. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Philippians: 1: 9-10. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 

4. For an obedient and teachable spirit.

Pray that your child will allow herself to be corrected by the word of God and that she will submit to Godly authority, advice and counseling. Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict her whenever she goes wrong and that she will take correction well.

Ephesians: 6: 1-3. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
1 Peter: 5: 5-6. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Proverbs: 12: 1. Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 

5. That she will fulfill her days

It is the prayer of every parent that their children will live long. We do not know God’s will but we know His grace, His mercies and His compassion. You can pray that God should show mercy on your child and let her live to fulfill her days, let her not die young and let God perfect everything that concerns her.

Psalm: 91: 16. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Jeremiah: 29: 11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end

Psalm: 138: 8. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. 

6. Family unity and togetherness

Pray that your child will be a source of joy, peace, unity and togetherness to your family. Pray that because of her, God will strengthen, renew and restore love and unity in your family. Also pray that she will be a source of joy and hope to everyone who comes in contact with her, Let the glory of God radiate through her.

Psalm: 133: 1. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Mark: 3: 25. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

7. For God’s Blessings and Grace (Favour)

God’s blessings are like no other. The blessings of God do not cause sorrow. Pray that your child will continue to find favour in the sight of God and that she will be blessed in all her endeavours.

Psalm: 45: 2. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Genesis: 6: 8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Psalm: 67: 1. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

Numbers: 6: 24-27. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:  The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:  The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.  And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

8. For God’s protection 

God is the only sure source of protection, No one can watch over your child more than the Lord can. So commit your child to Him, Ask God to be her guide. To protect her from evil people, bad friends, bad decisions and anything in general that is not of God.

Nahum: 1: 7. The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Psalm: 91: 7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 

9. A loving and compassionate spirit

Jesus is our example of love. Pray that your child will be as loving and compassionate to others as Jesus was. Pray that she will be guided by the love of God and she will extend this love and compassion to others.

John: 13: 34. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

1 Corinthians: 13: 4-5. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Colossians: 3: 12-13. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 

10. For her health

God does not only care about our souls, He cares about our bodies too. As long as we are alive, our bodies must glorify Him. Infirmities and the rest can be prayed against. The same God who gave life to your child will keep her in health, pray that whenever sicknesses arise, God will defeat them and renew her health.

3 John: 1: 2. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Proverbs: 17: 22. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Jeremiah: 33: 6. Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

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