Monday, January 21, 2013

Blessings for Baby Things

"Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve."

~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 (I've mentioned before that I am seriously considering writing a devotional booklet for Christian knitting circles and individual knitters. Today's post is a set of blessings and prayers for baby items that I am thinking of including. I would love feedback.)

Baby Things

Often we knit blankets for family or friends who are having a baby, perhaps even for our own little bundle of joy. Sometimes, we knit for a baby we know will be ill or disabled. Maybe, as a service project, we knit for babies who will be taken immediately into foster care or for those who are orphans in far away places. It is good to bless these items. Here are some suggestion for prayers to say as you knit and when you send the item. Feel free to adapt them to your own needs.

Dear Lord, May this blanket be a blessing for warmth and comfort for this baby. In Jesus name, Amen

Father, grant a special measure of your grace and help to this little one. May this gift symboize your love to the baby and her family. In Jesus name. Amen

Gracious God, grant strength, healing, and hope for this child and his family. Let this gift remind them that they have friends and family ready to help. In Jesus name, Amen.

Lord, place this baby in the perfect family to love and cherish her. Until then, when she faces hard days, may this (item) remind her that she is not forgotten. In your son's precious name, Amen.

Creator of All, as this blanket is wrapped around the baby, may he know that he is surrounded by your love. In Jesus name, Amen.

"Rejoice always,  pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I am participating in the January 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge.


  1. I can't knit; I can't crochet. In fact, my granny squares always turn into circles!

    But having the wonderful experience to work as a NICU nurse for more than 15 years, I shared in the blessings of many knitters and crocheters who donated hats and blankets for our tiny (and not so tiny, but sick) infants.

    Those babies who went to foster care were able to be wrapped (literally) in a blanket of love.

    Thank you to those who take the time and money to bless the little ones in this manner.

    ~ Shelley

    1. Amen. And thanks for the work you do!! You're a real blessing to those babies.

  2. I want to learn how to knit/crochet. I actually bought crochet needle & yarn thinking I could teach myself...ummm that did not work.

    I can sew but knitting I cannot. Continue the good work you are doing.


    1. You can learn. A neighbor taught me. Took some one on one time, but I got it in the end. That lady has gone to God now. If I ever write this devotional, it will be dedicated to her.

  3. I never thought of saying a prayer over my work. Now I will. Thank you, Melinda.

    1. I only thought of it recently. Kinda wish I had done it with the blanket I made for Jordan.

  4. Those are beautiful prayers for little ones.

    I don't knit and barely learned to crochet but I think it would be cool to do that. We recieved a small quilt blanket when our first newborn was in the NICU for jaundice and had to be under the lights. It was really nice and we still have it 9 years later.

    1. Thanks. So glad you received that blessing.