a baby’s blessing

We thank God
for the love that births love,
and for the life born into love.
We pray God’s blessings now
on this new life.
May she grow strong and healthy.
May he grow in wisdom and stature
and favor with God.
May she ever know love
as foundation and embrace,
as assurance and presence.
May his living
be full of grace and peace
enough to see her all her circumstances through.
May he know the fullness of joy
that is a relational reality.
May family and community
ground her,
and may the stories of faith and truth
set him free
to be who and as God created her to be—
a living image of God.

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