Praying for Your Baby

There is nothing that we cannot bring before the Lord in prayer. He knows our hearts already, and wants us to share with Him. He also wants to answer our prayers! There is no wrong way to pray. Being honest, open, and yourself with the Father is what He wants of you. As you grow in your prayer life, you will find that God will often place on your heart the things that He wants you to pray for, and will guide you in how to pray within His will. There are requests that I often ask of the Lord and am not sure if they are what He wants for me- many times along the lines of work and material items. However, we can pray in certainty when it comes for asking for His will to be done, protection from evil over our families, and a closer relationship with Him. It is also a sure bet that you are praying within His will when you ask according to scripture. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.

We can also ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit to intercede to the Father for us in areas where we are tired, can’t see the big picture, and are unsure what to pray. “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Romans 8:26

Though taking care of a baby is extremely busy, there are also those times where all you can do is sit in the quiet. I feel anxious sometimes while nursing or holding my sleeping baby because I think that I should be doing something “productive.” God is teaching me that those are some of the most beautiful moments and to use them to connect with my baby and with Him. “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. Use the quiet moments to pray and to listen for the Shepherd’s voice. “My sheep listen to my voice: I know them and they follow me.” John 10:27.

Lord, I come to you now in prayer and ask that you meet me here. I don’t always know the words to say or how to approach You, but I want to grow closer to You and speak with you as my Father. Place on my heart the requests that I should bring to you and weed out the selfish ambitions of my flesh. Help me to make time for you each day and to grow in my relationship with you. I desire to speak with you as trusted confidant and friend. When I don’t know what to do as a parent, may I always turn to you first, before seeking counsel from others. Above all, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14. Amen.

 

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