Dedicating your child to God through a baby dedication ceremony is a beautiful way to present your child into God’s kingdom. Here are 5 great prayers for baby dedications.
1. Matthew 19:14
God of Love, I declare that Your love and Your peace will surround this baby for the rest of their days. We will not hinder this baby from coming to You because the kingdom of heaven belongs to us, according to Your will. Lord, even the youth shall inherit the kingdom! I thank You for this baby, I pray that this baby will grow to whole-heartedly seek You so that he/she may find eternal peace in Your heavenly kingdom, Amen.
2. Psalm 127:3
Dear Lord, we thank You for this precious gift – this beautiful child whom we dedicate to you today. Behold, children are a gift that comes from You, the fruit of the womb is indeed a reward! Lord, we pray that You protect this innocent gift that You have given us. We declare that the plans of the enemy to seek, kill and destroy this child shall not come to pass, in Jesus’ name. This child is a blessing and will grow to be a blessing to those around them, Amen.
3. Mark 10:16 & Jeremiah 29:11
Father, I thank You for this precious life that You have blessed us with! We take this beloved life in our arms right now and bless it, laying our hands on it. We proclaim blessings over this baby’s life for this child belongs to You! Father, please keep this baby from harm’s way, let the plans that You have that give this baby a future and a hope come to fruition, Amen.
4. Proverbs 22:6
Righteous Father, we rejoice for the life of this baby! Thank You for blessing us with such a precious gift. I pray that You surround this child with good things so that this child may grow in Your will and Your ways. I pray for this baby’s parents and guardians, fill them with wisdom so that they may train this baby in the way that he/she should go so that even when he/she is old, he/she will not depart from it, Amen.
5. 1 Samuel 27-28
Eternal God, many have prayed for this child, and You gave us the petition that we asked of You. You heard our prayers and brought this child into our lives. Therefore, we choose to dedicate this child to You today, because as long as this child lives, he/she will be dedicated to You. This child belongs not to us so please have Your divine way in his/her life, thank You, Lord, Amen.
Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.