New babies are a blessing from God. These powerful prayers to say for your new blessing are perfect examples of the types of prayers to pray.
Plans to Prosper Prayer
Righteous God, I thank You for this newborn baby. I pray for great things in this infant’s life because You know the plans that You have for my child, plans to prosper and not to harm him. I thank You because I know that the plans that You have made are to give my child hope and a future. I pray that my child will do great things because it is part of Your will for him to do so. Amen.
Prayer for Parents to Raise Child in God
Lord, today is a great day. We celebrate a new birth in our midst. Thank You for the gift of this new baby to this family. We commit this baby to You, Lord. Let Your grace be upon this little one and the parents. O God, we commit this couple to You. Empower them with everything they would need to raise this child for Your glory and pleasure. Let Your holy Word fill them with all wisdom that they may teach this infant to live a godly life that loves You and the people around him/her. May the parents know and apply tools that will help set this child on the right path. We know You hear us, and we thank You for Your answers. Amen.
Prayer for Salvation
God, Redeemer of all humanity, I pray for my little baby at this time. Even now, I commit the salvation of her soul to You. Let the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ come upon this precious soul. Let Your grace and Spirit fall upon her life. Lead her to realize a need for salvation through freely accepting by faith the shed blood and sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Dear God, at the appointed time, may my child come to know and experience the eternal life You promise to those who believe. Amen.
Prayer of Thanks for God’s Gift
Father, Giver of Life, thank You for the gift of my child. You have blessed me with an extension of my life in the body of this little one. You are truly good. Your word says that children are a heritage from You and that the fruit of the womb is Your reward. Lord God, I praise Your almighty name and thank You for this new life. I celebrate my beautiful new baby, lifting Your name up high. Be honored and have joy in knowing that I am Your faithful servant and will raise my son to know and obediently follow You. Amen.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for watching over my child! I know that You stand beside my newborn baby as a protective shield. The sun will not harm her by day, nor will the moon at night. I thank You for the divine protection over my newborn child’s life. I know that You can protect her in ways that I can’t. I know that You will walk with her for the rest of her days and be her ultimate guide. Amen.
Prayer for Joy in Christ
Awesome God, hallelujah to Your name! I praise You because You have blessed me with something so precious. I pray for protection over my newborn baby’s life. I pray that my baby will be set apart from the world. I pray that he will not be satisfied by the things of the world, but that my newborn’s joy will be found in You. Fill him with the joy of the Lord as his strength. Amen.
Full Armor of God Prayer
God of Power, I am grateful for Your faithfulness towards me and for blessing me with my newborn baby. I pray that my baby will be strong in You and in Your mighty power. I pray for the full armor of You to be the clothing for my new baby for the rest of her days. Dress her with your power so that she can stand against the devil’s schemes. Make her fearless in this evil world. Amen.
Prayer for Spiritual Nurture
Father, our faithful Creator, thank You for giving us this precious gift of life – our heritage from You. O Father, help us to raise this child in the nurture and instruction of the Lord. Help us to teach this child to love You with all his heart, soul, and mind. May we live an example of godliness before this child. May our baby grow to cherish Your word and base his faith and lifestyle on it. May our child love Your church from his infancy. Amen.
Praise for Precious Gift Prayer
Jesus, my Savior, I pray over the life of this newborn baby and I praise You for this precious gift that came from You. Jesus, I pray that my child grows in the grace and the knowledge of You, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Knowing You is the greatest gift one can experience in life. Let this infant’s life be one that is set apart from the world. Let this infant’s life be an example of Your glory here on earth. Amen.
Prayer for Physical and Spiritual Health
Jehovah Rapha, my Healer, I pray for the health of my newborn baby. At such a young age my child is more vulnerable to sicknesses due to a weak immune system. But I pray Your word over my child. I pray that my child prospers and will be in good health, just as her soul prospers. I pray for good health into my child’s life, both physically and spiritually. Amen.
Prayer for Safety
Beautiful One, I know that my baby is filled with power because he is Your child. I pray that this power will not be destroyed by the world. The days are evil, and the enemy seeks to destroy Your people in manipulative and intentional ways! I pray that You watch over my infant’s coming and going, both now and forevermore, so that my baby will always be safe. I pray that my infant will be safe from the plans of the enemy. I know that You will keep my baby on Your righteous path. Amen.
Ordained for Praise Prayer
O God, our Song, Your word tells us that from the mouths of children and nursing babies, You have ordained praise. May this new baby grow up with Your praise always on her lips. May she praise You for the good times, and may she praise You through difficulties and sad times. Even from a young age, may she be Your champion, silencing those who oppose You through her joyful adoration. Bless this new baby, Father, and make her a blessing all her days. Amen.
Prayer for Baby’s Hunger for God
O God, my Promise-Keeper, we praise Your name because You are our God. We praise Your name because You are the God of truth, and Your word tells us so. Your word is better than a diamond. It is better than a diamond set between emeralds. We pray that every newborn baby grows up having a strong desire for Your word. We pray that every child will have a hunger for You and will find Your word sweeter than honey. Amen.
Surround with Love Prayer
God of love and peace, we pray You will surround this new baby with love all the days of his life. May he enjoy the love and attention of his parents and grandparents. May he love and be loved by his siblings and get along well with them as he matures. May he be loved by his classmates, and as he becomes an adult, may he enjoy the high esteem of his colleagues. Most importantly, may Your love and favor chase after him all his days. Amen.
Couple’s Prayer for God’s Will for Baby
Omnipotent Father, we thank You for the gift of this new baby as a blessing in our lives. Together, we pray as her mother and father, gathered together in Your all-powerful name, asking for Your perfect will in the life of our child. You have set Your unique purposes and missions for our newborn baby. We ask that nothing will hinder Your plans for good and prosperity for her. Lord, allow her to grow in full dependence on You. May our precious child learn to trust in Your wisdom and guidance. Create in her a heart that longs for Your will and direction for her life. This we pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Strength and Strong Immunity
Dear God, You are our protector and sustainer. I pray for my newborn baby and commit the keeping of his health and physical welfare to You, O Lord. Protect this infant from illnesses, especially at this delicate time. Strengthen his body and build his immunity so that my baby can stay strong and remain immune to sicknesses. Be a shield around my baby, O God, and don’t let anything compromise his health. Please keep my newborn safe at all times and cause him to grow stronger and healthier with each passing day. Amen.
Prayer for Development
Lord, You are our Keeper. Thank You for this beautiful baby. We are awed by her tiny fingers and sweet cheeks. In Your tender mercies, watch over this new baby as she grows. May her development be normal in all ways. May she achieve all her infant and childhood milestones on time or even early. We pray against autism or other conditions that might hinder her development. Bless her cognitively, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Hold her close to You throughout her life. Amen.
God of Unfailing Love, thank You for blessing me with my newborn baby. I do not take my child’s life for granted, so I pray that my child cultivates a heart for You. I pray that he will not be selfish, nor will he try to impress others, despite the pressures of society. I pray that my baby will be humble, thinking of others as better than himself, not looking out for his own interests, but the interests of others. Amen.
Prayer for Refuge
Lord, my Rock and my Refuge, I know that You care for my newborn baby, so I pray that my infant will dwell in the shelter of You – the Most High. My child will be protected by the shadow of the Almighty God. You are my child’s refuge and fortress. You are God in whom my child should trust. I thank You for protecting my child with Your feathers and providing her with refuge under Your wings. Your faithfulness will be my new baby’s shield, even the angels are commanded to guard my baby in all ways! Thank You, Father. Amen.
Prayer to Fulfill Destiny
God of hope, we lift up our new baby to You. May he fulfill the destiny You have placed before him. We know the plans You have for him are good plans – plans to prosper him, and not for evil, plans for an amazing future. In the name of Jesus, we come against any attempts of the adversary to steal, kill, or destroy. We claim the abundant life for our son that Jesus Christ came to give. May our son live his life for You. Amen.
Prayer for Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Prince of Peace, I glorify Your name because You have not given my new baby a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Despite what my baby sees around her, I pray that she will know that Your kingdom is within her, not around her. Your power operates within her. Indwell the Holy Spirit in her. Make her know that greater is He who is in her than he who is in the world. Amen.
Prayer to Become a Faithful Servant
Lord of the Highest Heavens, I rejoice in You always for You have blessed me in so many ways, especially with giving me a child. I pray that Your word governs my child’s life so that he may rejoice in You always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks to You, for this is Your will for my child. I know that my child will grow up to be a mighty prayer warrior and a faithful servant to Your kingdom. Amen.
Establish in Righteousness Prayer
God of all grace, we bless this new baby that has graced this home. We pray that she will be taught by the Lord all her days. May her prosperity be great, and may she be established in righteousness. May she be far from oppression and have no fear. May she live in peace, and may all causes of terror be far removed. If anything or anyone stirs up strife, may they fall before her. May nothing intimidate her, and may she live in reverence of You. Amen.
Blessings of Integrity Prayer
Loving Lord, we thank You for answering our prayers and giving us this beautiful and healthy new baby. Lord, help us to live lives of integrity before You. Your word tells us that when the righteous walk with integrity, their children are blessed. Help us to be truthful, merciful, and generous toward those in need. As our newborn baby grows up, may he also walk in integrity, so this blessing proceeds through the generations. Help us to cultivate honor and strong moral principles within him. Amen.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Precious Holy Spirit, I praise You, for You are worthy to be praised. I pray that You bless my newborn baby and keep her. Please make Your face shine upon her and show her that You are a gracious God. Thank You in advance for turning Your head towards my infant and giving her peace. Thank You in advance for Your divine protection over my child’s life. Amen.
Prayer for Courage
Mighty Warrior, I pray a prayer of power right now over my newborn baby’s life. I pray that my child will not be afraid or discouraged because You will be with him wherever he goes. There is nowhere that he can escape from Your Holy Spirit. There is nowhere that he can flee from Your presence. If my child ascends into heaven, You are there. And if he makes his bed in hell, God forbid, You are there. Thank You for Your Spirit! Amen.
Mighty in the Land Prayer
God, Abba Father, we give praise and thanksgiving to You for Your abundance. Thank You for the safe delivery of this beautiful baby. We pray Your blessings over this home and this child. Make her mighty in the land, for Your word promises that the generation of the godly will be blessed. Reward the graciousness, compassion, and kindness of these parents. May this child never be shaken, may her heart be steadfast and assured, and may she triumph in her endeavors as she follows You. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Divine Shield
God of Enduring Faithfulness, I place our new baby before You right now and ask for a divine shield around her life. Let her life be free from the love of money. I do earnestly pray that our baby will be content with what she has, for You have said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Lord, You are faithful to Your people. I pray that our baby grows deeply rooted in unshakable faith in You. Amen.
Angels Watching Prayer
Lord, You are our Protector, and we lift up our new baby to You. We thank You that Your word says this child’s angels in heaven always see Your face. We pray for the guardianship of these ministering spirits over this little one who has been assigned to them. We thank You that You have a special love for little ones, and You give Your angels charge over them. We know that You are not willing for the little ones to come to harm. Thank You for Your care. Amen.
Prayer for Abundance
God of Life, I adore You! You are Yahweh! Because of who You are, I know that my child will lack nothing. Instead, my baby will have his portion of good things in abundance. I pray for my child’s life and my child’s character. Fill my child with the fruits of Your Spirit such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Amen.
Prayer for Every Child
Almighty and Everlasting God, we place every new baby before You right now and we ask that You bless them in abundance. We pray that every new baby will believe in You, the Lord Jesus, so that each child will be saved when this child grows older. Just as I believe in You, we pray that every child does also, because You are our eternal Savior. Keep every child wrapped in Your radiant light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Provision
Righteous God, I pray for divine provision in my newborn’s life. I know that my child will walk in power and authority because I know that You will supply my child’s every need according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus! I am thankful for Your provision and Your protection in my child’s life. Because of this, I know that my new baby will walk in God-given authority. Amen.
Trust in God Prayer
Holy God, I trust in You with all my heart and I have leaned on You instead of leaning on my own understanding or my own intellect. Lord, I pray that my new baby learns to trust in You with all his heart. I pray against self-reliance taking priority over You. Instead, I pray that my child will not lean on his own understanding, but will acknowledge You in all his ways so that his path can be directed by You, who knows all things. Amen.
Prayer for Peace
Lord, our Peace-Bringer, I magnify Your name! Your word tells me that all my children will be taught by You, and great will be their peace. I thank You in advance for the peace that my newborn baby will experience, and is already experiencing. I pray that the world will not disrupt or take the peace that You have promised in my newborn baby’s life. Thank You for being the God of Eternal Peace. Amen.
Prayer for Parents
God, the Builder of all things, thank You for blessing this couple with this precious new baby. And now we pray for the parents, that You will guide them in all things. Give them wisdom when they need to make decisions regarding their baby’s needs and how to handle all the issues that arise in parenting. Give them unity as a couple as they navigate this new path. Give them strength through those nights of little sleep. Give them patience for these new challenges. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.