Well, not Beth and I, but our daughter Shoshannah and her husband Scott just made public that they are expecting their first child. Thanks be to God! This is our prayer…
Dear Lord, we thank you for the conception of this child. We are reminded of what your Word says (Psalm 139): 3 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Lord, be with our daughter as she carries this precious child. Grant her Your strength in these months ahead and may Shoshannah and Scott trust You to bring this child into this world.
As Your Word declares, You are my strength in whom I will trust (Psalm 18). I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me (Philippians 4.13).
Bless all who will be helping them in this pregnancy. Give them wisdom and understanding. Protect this child’s life and our daughter’s and grant a safe delivery by Your grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.