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blessing for new baby

babies feet being held in parents hands

Gathered together on this page are several beautiful blessings for celebrating the birth of a new baby boy or girl. There is a blessing poem suitable for writing as message in a card or sending online, an ancient Irish blessing for giving to a new baby, and a short baby blessing appropriate for praying at a Christening or baby dedication service. There are also three uplifting blessing quotes from the bible for reading or sending to the happy new parents.

Blessing for a new baby

Praise the Lord our friend and King
Creator of heaven and earth.
Lift Him high as you cradle this child
This beautiful little miracle.

A precious jewel, unique and blessed
Has been given to you to hold.
We celebrate this little one
So new to this wonderful world.

Bless your baby from head to toe
With love and joy and health.
Bless their feeding with peaceful thoughts
Their sleep with lullabies and rest.

Bless their eyes as they start to see
Their smiles to ones that care.
Bless their ears as they hear the sounds
Of a loving family near.

Bless this precious beautiful one
For we have fallen in love.
A treasured bundle, uniquely made
A gift from heaven above.

bible quote about the plans of God with trees and road in background

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.

an irish blessing

The beautiful ancient celtic blessing "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You", performed by prayerscapes:-

a short baby blessing

Father, thank you for this precious gift of new life
We pray that you would watch over this dear child
All the days of his/her life

Guide his/her footsteps
Inspire his/her mind
Anoint his/her hands
And lead him/her into life eternal

For the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord


bible blessing quotes for babies

A Judeo-Christian Blessing

"I pray that the Lord
will bless and protect you,
and that he will show you mercy and kindness.
May the Lord be good to you
and give you peace."

(Numbers 6:24-26, CEV)

God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.

(Ephesians 2:10, GNT)

"Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God-you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration-what a creation!"

(Psalm 139:13-14, The Message)