Expecting and raising a new baby is an exciting time in life--one filled with hope, anxiety, optimism, and wonder. This collection of prayers for parents feeds the spiritual side of the prospect of imminent parenthood. This book contains a series of simple, kindly, and heartfelt prayers appropriate for all stages of a new child's life, from preconception until the first birthday.
Kathleen Finley, author of Savoring God: Praying with All Our Senses (2003) and Dear God: Prayers for Families with Children, offers prayers for almost any occasion in a new baby's first year, prayers for guidance before and during pregnancy, as well as for those going through the adoption process. Appropriately tied to passages from the Bible, these prayers will warm the hearts of anyone seeking to foster spirituality at this special time.
Welcome! Prayers for New and Pregnant Parents offers a means for parents, grandparents, stepparents, siblings, and even birth coaches to fully realize and appreciate God's miracle of new human life. It gives us many reasons to ask God's blessings, at just the time when it is needed so much.