Prayer For A New Mom
Holy Father, just as a shepherd looks after their sheep, as new parents, I pray that You will grant them with the same tenderness of a God who promises to watch over his flock. Lord, in the same way, help new parents to lead their new born babies gently in line with Your will and purpose. We pray that You will help the parents of (child's name) to not lead their child astray, this we ask in Your Name, Amen.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the joy of life a new born baby brings. So right now, we pray for divine strength over new parents. Father, they are not use to sleepless nights and deprived sleep, but in their weakness, I ask that you will be their strength and portion. I declare that Your grace will be sufficient for (parent's names), for Your strength is made perfect in weakness; when they are weak, then they are strong, in Your Name Amen.
Heavenly Father, we pray by the blood of Jesus Christ that You will help (parent's names) to parent their new born child by your divine Holy Spirit. Father, just as You gave Moses the Mosaic law to be written on tablets, grant these new parents personalised instructions for the caring of their child. Father, I pray also that they will never refuse to bring correction, because a refusal to correct is a refusal to love. This we pray, Amen.
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Lord, I know that children are a blessing from You and for this we thank You that (parents names) have been given this great opportunity to become new parents. Father, I ask that they seek Your face and obey Your Word while under pressure. Grant them courage each and every day and I pray that they will point their child to Your commands, in Jesus Name, Amen.
Oh Lord, thank You for this new born child. We thank You that You have entrusted this life to (parent's names). Help them to celebrate their child's uniqueness and abilities. Father, Your Word says that before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations. So, Father help these new parents to guide their child in the right direction, so that every plan and purpose You have for their life will be manifested in Jesus Name, Amen.
Dear Father, I pray that as new parents, You will teach patience and endurance. Lord I ask that they shall not become angry when things appear to not be right. Help them not to lose patience, but rather to show their new born child Your agape Love. Lord we pray that they (parents) will honour this great responsibility of parenting. Bless them with wisdom to parent well in Jesus Name, Amen.
Father, we thank You for the birth of (child's name) and ask for divine blessings upon (parent's names) who are now new parents. Lord, we ask that You bless them with Your love, peace, joy, strength, patience, wisdom as they enter into this new life. I pray that as new parents, they will follow the model of parenting designed by You; train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Amen.
I know you see your beloved one, the one who just brought new life into the world. I know you see her tired, weary, full of joy, and full of love like she's never known. I pray she knows that the very same deep, deep love she has for her baby is just the tiniest glimpse of your never-ending love for her. Give her a vision of you rejoicing greatly and singing over her as she does the same with her sweet new baby.
Father, I pray she will lean on your strength to help her make it through the long, long nights and days broken up into three hour feeding increments. Give her the stamina, endurance, and tenacity necessary to put the needs of her baby above her own, even as she pushes through sleep (and shower!) deprivation. And help her not to be too proud to admit she needs help and then to ask for and accept it.
Father God, help her to know that you are in all her moments, no matter how mundane or repetitive, that you see even the ten thousandth diaper change and the forty-seventh load of laundry. Help her recognize that she can invite you the glorious into the mundanity of infant care with a prayer, a song, a purposed thought. Help her know that you are near and that you see her.
I pray you grant her wisdom as she faces each day trying to make the best decisions for her little one. Help her not to be discouraged by the slew of advice and helpful suggestions, and give her discernment as she tries to weed through them all to find the gems she can use. Help her not to be discouraged at doctor's appointments and know that sometimes doctors say too much and sometimes they don't say enough and that she needs to trust her instincts when it comes to her baby.
Protect her from self-criticism as the enemy preys on her sleep-deprived mind and body. Give her confidence in her abilities to be the best person to care for her baby because she is the one you handpicked for that very special job. Don't let her beat herself up if her baby isn't taking to a schedule or feeding as well as her friend's babies. Encourage her heart to know that she is doing her best and that is enough. Help her not compare her chapter one to someone else's chapter six.
Father, please give her your eyes to see her beauty in these postpartum days. Help her to see that her body bears the marks of one who built and brought forth life and that is such a beautiful privilege. Help her to praise the fact that she is fearfully and wonderfully made, and that includes her body's ability to grow life and the physical changes that occurred because of that experience. Help her to know she is cherished and treasured and lovely in your eyes.
And Heavenly Father, above all, give this sweet woman a heart to know that no matter what lies ahead for her and her baby, they are both in your hands. Help her to rest in your sovereignty and your plan for their lives. Help her to know the hope of a perfect eternity with you where there will be rest and peace and never a tear. Give her hope in that blessed assurance as she faces this life, with all its many joys and all its many sorrows, and give her a peace that passes all understanding.
Thank you Father. And it is in the precious name of your son, Jesus, that I ask these things.