Prayer For First Born Child

Lord, I want to do my best to parent this baby, but I don't always know what to do. I'm afraid of making mistakes and I don't want to burden them with my failures. Guide me, Father, and show me how to be a good parent like you. Amen.

God, it's hard to believe that I was once just like this little baby. There has been so much wear and tear on my body and spirit, but I was once innocent and sweet like this child. Lord, I pray this baby doesn't experience all the heartache that I have, and instead see your goodness everywhere. Amen.

Lord, when I look into this child's face and see my features reflected in them I see the miracle of Your creation. To see my features reflected in this child is astonishing, almost like a second chance at my life. I pray that this baby always recognizes the love and kindness you've given me. I pray that you'll be their God, just like you are mine. Amen.

God, when I look at this child, I'm astonished that you were able to give up your Son. I could never willingly send my baby away on a mission like you gave Jesus. I can't begin to comprehend Your love for me and I never understood it this way until having this baby. Thank you, God, for your endless love. Amen.

God, I ask that You protect this little life. Grow this baby into the person that reflects Your light and love in the world. I know this child is important, that this child is destined to do great things in Your name. I pray strong protection over this baby's life. Amen.

Lord, I pray that my son will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help him to see lifeand every challengethrough Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever he goes. I pray that they will set his minds on things above, not just what's going on here, and that he will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray that he will come to understand the extent of Your own love for himthat it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray he will be filled up with You from morning 'til night.

I break every covenant of marital failure and late marriage, in the name of Jesus.

O Lord, as a first born, make me first in every area of my family, in the name of Jesus.