Thank you for so tenderly knitting this child together.
Please continue to develop her little body according to your perfect plan. I know we’ll be amazed at your work when we see her.
Bless her birth. I pray we hear a loud wail as she makes her debut. Keep us both healthy until that day - and beyond it.
I know I have no other options than to put my trust in you.
I pray she grows up happy and strong.
I pray she learns to walk with you daily.
I pray she lives a life of joy and peace and security and hope and laughter.
And Lord, please, please give us wisdom as we parent this child. We will need your guidance desperately throughout her life. Give us the tools we need to shepherd her little heart. Give us direction when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Help us to make the very best decisions about her safety, health, and care.
Bless our marriage in such a way that she instinctively understands a little bit about you when she observes us with each other.
Thank you for the opportunity to carry this child. Thank you for the undeserved, unexpected gift she already is to us.