Prayers For Babies

We have collected some of the best prayers for babies to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.

See also: Prayers For Getting a Child, Pregnancy Prayers, Prayers For Safe Delivery, and Prayers For Prevent Miscarriages

Baby Blessing

For the Gift of a Child

Heavenly Father, you sent your own Son into this world. We thank you for the life of this child, N., entrusted to our care. Help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to love and nurture him, that he may attain to that full stature intended for him in your eternal kingdom; for the sake of your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Thank you Lord


Thank you for this precious blessing! There seems to be no greater physical gift than this sweet bundle of joy, sent straight from You. Their perfect little fingers and toes, the way they smell like heaven, the love that bubbles up – unmatched in its depth. It’s a wonderful kind of overwhelmed.

Please bless this baby, Lord. Place a shield of protection around their little body and guard them as they grow. Keep them safe and healthy, Lord. Help this dear one to know they are deeply and wholly and forever loved – first by You, and then by so many of us. Bless this baby, Lord, and bless their parents. Help them adjust to their new normal as they welcome a whole new person into their lives, hearts and home. Give them even one whole night of sleep, and give them strength and energy when the nights are short. Blanket their home in peace, grace, and love.

Thank you Lord, for this new life. We praise and thank You for Your good and perfect creation. Amen.

by Anna

A prayer for a new baby

(a parents prayer blessing for a recently born baby boy or girl)

Dear God, Thank you for this beautiful little life that we hold. Please bless us with your love and protection as we learn how to care for this precious child. Draw us together to learn and grow as we share the joys and the cares. Thank you for the miracle of life, the wonder of creation and the privilege of nurturing a little one of your children as they grow. We love you Lord. Amen.

— from

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Prayer for Birth of a Child

I am now in the Sweet Presence of God. I am at one with all creation; I sit in the spirit and the nearness of the God of my Being. In this state of peace I know my true being.

An amazing miracle of creation has occurred in my life: my child was born. This experience has been humbling yet empowering. I am awed with the wonder of this new being that is in the world because of me. I am in a state of grace knowing the incredible co-creative power I have with God, right here, right now.

Bless this child. Bless their health, their heart and their soul. They come into this experience we call life so new, so fresh and so pure. May I be everything to them that they need to have a full and complete journey. May I understand that they have their journey and I have mine as a parent. We are to each other teacher and pupil, pupil and teacher. I will learn as much from them as I teach them.

Lead me in the path of knowledge with my child. Light our way together. Keep us protected and divinely guided in all matters and at all times. May we always feel the presence of God in our lives and may we be blessed.

Help us both to enjoy these early childhood years together. Give me patience and wisdom to do the right things and to do things rightly. May we be happy and full of joy as we spend our days. Bless us richly with health, happiness and laughter.

I am deeply grateful for this child and for all that this child represents in my life. My experience of life and my contribution to the world is changed forever and I am grateful. Thank you, God.

Short Prayers For A Baby

God, I am just so thankful for the precious time I have with this baby. I know that they will grow up one day, but I’m just happy to have these sweet moments right now. I pray that I’ll always remember with joy the experience of having this baby and cherish it forever. Amen.


God, please give my baby all that is required for a good way of life and for a good way of living.
Please let this child bring joy and pride to me and my family. I will give all that is needed to this child. And help me to do my best to guard and protect my baby for his/her lifetime.


God, this world is so tough and I am afraid for this baby. I’m scared what hardships this child will face, for I have seen too many myself. God, I ask that You protect this precious child and make them safe in Your arms. May no evil be done to them and may you always reign the Lord over this marvelous life. Amen.


God, I can’t believe this tiny miracle exists. The world seems so different to me right now. Before life was literally different and now this child has opened my eyes to a new reality, one of pure innocence and unconditional love. My deep prayer is that I always see with these eyes. This moment will fade, but I don’t want my new perspective to fade with it. Penetrate my entire being Lord and help me to live like this always, for it will greatly benefit this baby’s life. Amen.


God, help me to make the right decisions that will give this baby total health, both physical and emotional health. Help me to react with patience and peace. Help me to love this child unconditionally. Lord, also embolden me with your strength and love to embark on being this child’s advocate. Amen.


Lord, I want to do my best to parent this baby, but I don’t always know what to do. I’m afraid of making mistakes and I don’t want to burden them with my failures. Guide me, Father, and show me how to be a good parent like you. 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.

Prayer for Baby in the Womb

El-Shaddai, we stand before You with a prayer for our unborn baby. Pending the time our little angel arrives into this world, we ask that You grant him/her good health and his/her mother, a safe delivery. Cover both of them with Your divine protection throughout this period. Thank You, Lord, for the miracle that our baby is, and In Jesus’ Name, I pray, 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.

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 New Baby

Lord, we feel we’re ready for another baby; another opportunity from You to introduce life into this world. Father, our prayer seeks the blessing of the womb, and the opportunity to make the best for our little one. Grant us another dedication to Your mighty name, and safe delivery of the baby. Thank You for giving us this chance, and In Jesus’ Name, 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.

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.

Protection Prayer

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.

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 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 for a Baby

Father, we pray before You seeking protection for our baby. You gave us this little one for a reason, so we know You have a plan for him/her. Oh Lord, we pray for our baby’s protection and proper parenting to teach him/her lessons that apply for a lifetime. Thank You for listening to our prayers, God, and In Jesus’ Name, 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.

Prayers For Babies In Surgery

God I’ve come to meet with You Because I’m scared For too long My baby’s been suffering and Now surgery is today I am thankful But also terrified I’ve never been through this And I feel so alone And helpless But Your Word says You are my refuge and strength An ever present help in trouble You tell me not to fear You say, “Be still, and know that I am God” So I will, LORD I will believe You and trust You Please take care of my baby Let the surgery go well Thank You for the doctors, nurses and staff And, most of all, God, Thank You for being with me For never leaving me I love You, too It’s in Jesus’ name I pray


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Prayer For Health And Healing For A Sick Newborn Baby

We come to You this day with a longing that You heal our newborn baby.
We ask that you protect him during his time in surgery and for a speedy recovery thereafter.
We thank you for all those who You have put in our path to assist us in trying to heal him, doctors, surgeons and nurses.
We know that through Your name miracles happen every day.
We have faith in Your word and will never give up believing that he will be healed of all his complications.
In God we trust.

—- by Adriana (Johannesburg)

An Irish Blessing for a Baby

May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings
beside your nursery door.

And for the proud parents:
May God grant you a wee bit of heaven
to cradle in your arms –
a sweet bonny baby
to hold close to your heart.

A newborn babe
brings light to the house
warmth to the hearth
and joy to the soul
for wealth is family
and family is wealth.

Irish prayers for a new child

May strong arms hold you
Caring hearts tend you
And may love await you at every step.

May you bring light to the home,
warmth to the heart
Joy to the soul
And love to the lives you touch.

May God surround this child
And bless this day.

May you have a sunbeam to warm you
Good luck to charm you
An angel to protect you
Laughter to cheer you
And faithful friends near you.

May God hold you
in the hollow of his hand
Forever and ever.

Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young

— Adapted from the song lyrics of “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan

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