"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.)
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
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