God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth. Psalm 54:2 (CSB)
May my prayer reach Your presence;
listen to my cry. Psalm 88:2 (CSB)
However, God has listened;
He has paid attention to the sound of my prayer. Psalm 66:19 (CSB)
Prayer is a wonderful thing. Every one of us can say that at some point in our lives we were affected by the prayers of other people. Many of us have had people pray for our salvation, for our health, for many different things in several areas of our lives. No prayer is too large or too little for our God.
Think of the little baby growing inside you. Though right now it is a tiny little cell, and probably the smallest it will be throughout your entire pregnancy, it will soon become bigger, and before you know it that little one will enter the world. So why not pray for the life of your baby now?
It could be the simplest prayer for the babyís protection as it continues to develop and grow day-by-day, or much deeper, that your baby would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Regardless of the content of our prayers, we can be assured that God hears our prayers and answers them in His time.
The psalms provide excellent examples of prayer. Many of the psalmists call out to God for help in times of trial, they praise Him when they are blessed, and they plead with the Lord to listen to their prayers. Once at a Bible study that I attended while I was a teenager, the pastor suggested that it would be helpful for each of us to pray through the psalms. To follow the example of the psalmists who believed that God would listen to their heartís desires. While reading through the psalms, perhaps you will be prompted by the words to pray with the same assurance and gratitude for your unborn child as the psalmists did to be delivered from their enemies.
Prayer has changed lives around the world, let your prayers change the life of your own child.