This is a prayer I wrote out for my son, Reuben, with Michelle’s blessings. We dedicated Reuben to God on February 26th, 2017 at Seed Church. I forgot the below transcript at home while going to the baby dedication service but prayed the spirit of the below in front of our church family.
Lord Jesus, we are grateful that you have brought Reuben into our family and our lives. Thank you that our son is healthy and has the early strength to withstand getting hit in the head with a book by his big sister, Naomi. Beyond that, thank you that Naomi is so protective and sweet with Reuben. We will never forget the first meeting between Reuben and Naomi in early October when he first came home. Your grace is evidenced in so many ways.
We pray today that Reuben would have an understanding of your love, Jesus, now and as he grows older. In the future, we pray that he would have a strong faith in God and a hunger to learn more about the Bible. We pray that Michelle and I would consistently model your love, grace, and thoughtful discipline with the extraordinary task of being parents.
Looking forward, we anticipate the many adventures together including: learning (both him and us), sporting events (if he likes them), church community events, hikes, family travel and prayerfully great conversations…eventually. May we always recognize life’s many blessings as being gifts from You.
Thank you Jesus for loving us, being with us and being for us as we have welcomed our son, baby Roo, into our home.