Heavenly Father, we thank you for the precious gift of (child’s name). We seek your grace and wisdom as we raise him/her. We know we cannot do this alone, so we thank you for your presence with us, and for our family, friends and church community who journey alongside us.
Lord, you have given us (child’s name) as our child, yet we also acknowledge that he/she is your child. Our greatest desire is that (child’s name) would grow to know, love and follow you. That he/she would grow to understand his/her identity as a child of God, and would live out of the truth of that identity.
We pray that you will intervene in his/her life and that you would fill the gaps we cannot fill. We invite you, God, to be the central focus of our hearts and our family.
We commit to be parents who will do our very best not only to teach (child’s name) about Jesus, but also to show him/her what it looks like to live like Jesus, to love God and love others, and to be about the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
This is our commitment.