Prayer from a New Mother
Oh, Father God in Heaven above
Who sent this little one for me to love
I'm amazed at how wonderful You are to me
As his tiny little newborn face I see.
I know that I asked for a little one-
A precious daughter or a wonderful son
And even though I asked in faith believing
I am awed with the joy and wonder of receiving.
What a precious gift you sent
And I thought I knew what it meant
To truly give your love to another-
But I had no way of knowing
Just what love means to a brand new mother!
My joy is so immense and pure
As I look at one fashioned perfectly and uniquely
And my heart is overflowing each moment
As I love this child completely!
Thank you for this child Dear Lord
And help me to remember this moment in days to come
When things don't work out perfectly
And I might get stressed at the demands of a little one.
Help me to guide him in
All the ways that are right
Let me wake him with loving kisses
And sing him to sleep at night.
I pray that this child will always know
The love I feel for him each day
And the love I feel for You
I pray that You bless him, Father
Today and his whole life through.