living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

baby shower prayer

baby and adult holding hands

Featured on this page are two prayers suitable for a baby shower. The first prayer can be spoken over the expectant mum as a blessing for her and the coming little baby boy or girl. The second prayer is a short poem suitable for a card, keepsake book or reading in a baby shower toast. Also on this page are blessing quotes from the bible and a song version of the ancient celtic prayer "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You", together with the words to this original Irish blessing.

Baby Shower Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Come and cover this emerging family with your love.
Quiet their minds with everlasting hope.
Sing over this little unborn child with songs of joy.
Carry this excited mum as she looks forwards to the birth of her baby.
Fill this home with happiness and joy.
Protect each of them.

You are Lord of their lives,
You are creator of heaven and earth,
You are a loving Father to us all.


Prayer for a Baby Shower Card

Protect this little bump we pray,
With love and peace throughout each day.
Bless this mum and dad with joy,
'Till they meet their girl or boy.

"Sing over this little unborn child with songs of joy"

an old irish blessing

The Celtic Christians in Britain left a legacy of beautiful poetic artwork and prayers. "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You" is one such ancient celtic blessing:-

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An Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


further reading

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read more beautiful prayers for blessing your new baby boy or girl.

bible verses about God's blessings

"The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."

(Numbers 6:24-26, NIV)

"The Lord God of Jacob blesses everyone
who trusts him
and depends on him.
God made heaven and earth;
he created the sea
and everything else"

(Psalm 146, CEV)