Today is the day, you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!! Today is the day, you have chosen for my baby to join the world! And even though we will meet this baby for the first time, you already know the number of hairs on his head today and 57 years from now. You know if this baby is a girl or boy. You know how well she will sleep at night. You know the grade he’ll get in middle school science. You know what her first job will be. You know who he will marry. You know the number of days she will have. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this child’s journey.
So today, father, as I become a mother again, guide all that is done to bring this baby safely into this world. Keep the doctors and staff alert, guide their hands as they cut, deliver and repair. Give them a supernatural energy, wisdom and kindness. Calm any nerves or concerns they may have – about this delivery or about things in their own lives. While they are with me and baby, help them focus solely on the task at hand.
Protect my baby and I from any complications that may be possible. Keep away any sense of infection or sickness that could come. Keep us safe and comfortable.
And father, prepare my other children for the changes that this baby will bring to our family. Give grandparents words of comfort, excitement and wisdom to help ease this transition. Help them find joy, peace and love for this new sibling.
Thank you for all you have done for the family you have created for me. Thank you for what you will do today. Thank you for all you continue to do. I don’t always understand it, but I know that you have personally knit together a beautiful, mixed up, perfect family for me to care for. In all that I do for them, guide me to be the wife and mother You need me to be. And in the end, remind me that YOU did it – not me. YOU are the I AM. I am the I am not.
I love you Jesus. Amen.