Why do we need prayer for a
This is the reason he sought to kill Moses as a baby. That is the same reason he sought to kill Jesus as a baby. He knows the impact that this baby will have if he/she is to become all that God has created him/her to become, hell’s gates will be shaken.
Dr Myles Munroe put it best. The seed of everything is in itself. When we look at a seed, we see a seed but in it are trees and fruit. When God looks at you, he sees what he put in you, not just the seed that may be planted.
Do not take any baby for granted. In them is seed for leadership. There is the seed for influence. Some have seed for ministry. Yet many of these will die without ever fulfilling that potential. It is our role as parents, guardians and Christians as a whole to guard these gifts in prayer.
Most parents never realise that they have this role. I want to challenge you to take a different perspective of this. Seeing as you are reading this post, I would like to believe that you are taking an important step towards this role.
When you got through scripture, you will not that parents and grandparents would always speak over their children. They guided them in worlds and in affirmations. Their words stood!
- In the name of Jesus, I declare that this child will live to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
- This child will live full and die empty. He/she will be all that God has created them to be. In Jesus’ name.
- In the mighty name of Jesus, this child will be healthy. Disease will not be his portion.
- No hindrance will successfully stand against this child’s destiny. In the name of Jesus!
Make it a habit to speak these things over the child and to the child. You see, faith comes by hearing. As they hear these things, they too will begin to believe in and understand that God has a plan for their life.
1st Prayer for a new born baby
Lord Protect My Child
We understand from scripture that Moses’ mother and his sister played major roles in making sure that he survived the attempts on his life. This is the role that we are all called to play. We have to stand up for our children while they are still vulnerable.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Dear God, while my child is yet to find his/her own voice. While he/she is yet to know you. I pray that she/he would dwell in the shelter of the most his. May my child rest in the shadow of the Almighty. On my child’s behalf, I call you his/her
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You Lord will save my child. He/she will not fall prey to the snare of the fowler. My child is covered in your feathers. My child is safe under your wings. Your faithfulness is my child’s shield. In Jesus’ name! Amen
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
In the name of Jesus, fear will not be my child’s portion. My child’s progression and growth will never be halted by fear. No matter what comes after my child, fear will not stick. In the mighty name of Jesus!
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
Dear Lord, I cover my child. By your protection, I thank you that where others will fall, my child will excel. Where others will be trapped, my child will escape. Let my child’s eyes be opened to see the punishment of the wicked. In. Jesus’ name. Amen
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
Lord, I pray that your name will never be far from my child’s lips. My child will know to call you at all times. In times of joy and in times of great trial. No harm will over him/her. No disaster will come near her/his dwelling place. Thank you, Lord, for commanding your angels concerning my child. Amen
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
Father, I pray that you would use my child to scale heights that I have failed to reach. What has been impossible for me will be attained by my child. What has hindered me will not stop my child. Pits that I have fallen into will not cause my child to fall. In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Lord, I thank you for loving my child. I thank you for always coming to my child’s rescue. Thank you for consistently walking with my child. Lord, I pray that my child would always acknowledge you. Thank you for satisfying my child with a long and fruitful life. In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen.
Guard Your Heart
Proverbs 4:23 New International Version (NIV)
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Dear Heavenly Father. I pray that you would guard my child’s heart while he/she is still young. Protect him/her from things that I cannot protect him/her from. In Jesus’ name! Amen
Father, I pray that you would equip me as a parent/guardian. Teach me to be an able steward over this child. Show me the best ways to raise this child in your way. That my wisdom would not lead, but your divine wisdom would guide us. Open my eyes to the small things that matter. Equip me to equip this child, and to mentor them in the gifting. In Jesus’ name! Amen.
Hide Your Word in My Heart
Psalm 119:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Lord, I pray that your word would be hidden in my child’s heart. May they not be consumed by sin, but continue to seek you all the days of their lives. In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen
I want to take this moment to thank you for taking the time to pray for your newborn baby. You are part of a select few who know to do this. May the Lord enable you to do even more.
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