Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Good Shepherd who delights in small children and gently leads those that are with child, we thank You for Your marvelous mercy. You have granted us the gift of a healthy child, and we cannot praise You enough for Your loving-kindness. You have guided the physician, given us strength during the pregnancy and delivery, and sustained us until now.
Give us a grateful heart every day of our lives, and let us be the kind of parents who will please You. Keep us conscious at all times of the holy trust placed in us by the gift of this child, and help us to bring our child up in Your fear and favor.
Send Your guardian angels to watch over our little one, and shield him/her from all danger of body or soul. Bless those who will help us care for our child. Take our child into Your kingdom, and give him/her an inheritance with all Your saints.
You who have given life to my child, be our Good Shepherd, and lead us in paths pleasing to You.