a prayer for my baby girl

she really could be here any day now. that is so crazy to think about. i’m so excited and yet totally terrified. i am writing this little piece of  my heart a little timidly. i’m not sure i want to publish this for the world to read, but i write this because it is my heart open and true that glorifies God the most.

Christmas baby

Dear Lord, 

for my sweet baby girl, i pray. this girl that you’re bringing into our lives this Christmas is a gift. like a gift wrapped under the tree, just waiting to be opened, i wait for this little arrival. thank you for such an amazing gift!! but even though it is a free gift for us, it is a gift that i give back to you, knowing fully well that you’re hands are stronger than mine to hold her tight, knowing fully well, that You are her real Father.

as she grows, these things i pray: may she fall in love with you early so that she may grow in confidence in You alone and not in any other.

may she grow in courage and strength like Esther who stood up for her beliefs and her people. may this strength and courage help her to face the dangers of the world, but may she know it only comes from You.

Lord, bless my daughter. grow her to be a woman of God.

may she grow in love like Ruth who would not leave her mother-in-law’s side when given the chance. may this love teach her what real grace means so that she may treat all those around her with true love and live in grace daily.

Lord, bless my daughter. grow her to be a woman of God.

may she grow in hope like Mary, who trusted that You are a God who works miracles. may this hope teach her about faith, peace and joy, which are all just gifts from You, nothing that she can make up for herself. may you bless her with these gifts. 

Lord, bless my daughter. grow her to be a woman of God.

i need you, Lord, in every minute of every day to help me raise her to become the girl, the woman, that you’ve created her to be. i need you Lord, as i do not even know HOW to pray for her, HOW to be a mother to her, or even HOW to love her like You do. i know that you will take this feeble attempt at prayer and use it and show me more HOW to do all these things.

Lord, even as i am overwhelmed by the greatness of this gift and the huge responsibility, i thank you for her.  i thank you for such an amazing gift.

amen.

 xoxo-kimberly renee

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3 Responses to a prayer for my baby girl

  1. Pam Holderman December 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Just beautiful!!!!

  2. Ronna December 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Beautiful and gracious words. I know you will be blessed in the raising of your daughter.

    • kimberly December 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      thanks so much Ronna!

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