On Mother's Day, May 8, we had our first Baby Dedication with 10 children dedicated to the Lord. Here are some highlights with the prayer below.
Heavenly Father, in the words of Hannah, we recognize that you are greater than all. No one and no thing is like you. There is none holy like you. There is no rock like you. There is no salvation like you.
In the words of Jesus, we admit that you are our true Father who demonstrates steadfast love toward us. You are compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love.
We pray your hand of blessing on each of their lives.
We pray you draw them to yourself to believe in Jesus Christ.
Awaken their eyes to see your beauty and your love.
Strengthen these children to have your mark on their life.
When people see them, we pray they would see you.
We pray that when family or neighbors or babysitters see these children, they sense something different; they sense your presence.
We pray a unique favor on each of these children to display the greatness of our God.
We pray each one of them would not only believe in you, but they would be mighty defenders of the gospel, and stand for grace and justice, and display your love in their words and actions.
We pray that our investment in these children would yield a 100 fold return.
And all God’s people say, Amen.