The Holy Bible says that little children are a gift from God. The birth of a new baby, welcoming that new life, is a great blessing. These Bible verses have been chosen for new parents or first time parents who are waiting to meet their new baby. You can reference the verses during your prayers, or use them for a baby shower, baptism, or birth announcement.
Being a new parent is such an exciting time. Waiting to meet your little one and then watching their personality come to life is such a beautiful gift. There is of course a big learning curve to caring for a newborn. The sleepless nights are to be expected but so are lots of smiles, laughter, and tons of love. There will be hard times but the good will far outweigh the bad.
Favorite Bible Verses For New Parents
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” 1 Samuel 1:27
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34
“He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”” Mark 9:36-37
Prayers For Your New Baby
Having great Bible verses is a wonderful way to inform your prayers over your children. Every new mom and dad desires deeply to be a good parent. Praying for your child and your child’s future is a wonderful way that you can be a blessing.
Turning to God’s word and seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit is one of the best things you can do for this perfect gift, your little one. The very fact that you are seeking out Bible verses for new parents tells me that your heart is in the right place. The word of God is an excellent place to turn during all seasons of parenthood. For a list of specific ways that you can pray for your children go to this post.
I also have a free ebook on prayer that you can download. The ebook shares about the good gift of prayer and what the Bible says about praying. You will also find prayer lists for your children, marriage, and husband. Praying for our loved ones is never a bad idea. I am certain that this ebook on prayer will be a blessing and encouragement to you.
Powerful Bible Verses For New Moms And Dads
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:10
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”” Matthew 19:14
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
“Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2
Praying For My Children
I never prayed as hard in my life as I did when I became a mom. My oldest child, Malcolm, spent the first few days of his precious life in the NICU. I took “pray without ceasing” more seriously than I ever had before. During diaper changes, vital checks, and swaddling lessons I prayed. When we were struggling to breastfeed around a feeding tube I would pray and quietly sing hymns. I did a lot of praying in the bathroom where I could let the tears run uninhibited and I tried to take care of my own postpartum needs as quickly as possible. I did not want Malcolm to be alone in his little corner of the NICU for even a moment longer than absolutely necessary.
Seeing his tiny little body hooked up to so many tubes and wires is something I will never forget. I felt entirely helpless so I leaned hard on the One who is entirely in control. I turned to the God of hope and God of all comfort. Looking back on my experience I know that I could not have gotten through that time without the grace of God. God’s love carried me through.
The lesson of not being in control has remained a constant in my motherhood. I am so grateful that we were released from the NICU with a healthy baby boy but when it comes to being a mom I’ve had to accept again and again that there is much I cannot control.
Since that NICU stay I have read a lot about what the Bible says about prayer. I’ve also taken a lot of comfort in the fact that I am not powerful enough to ruin the wonderful plan that God has for the lives of my children. There will be days I miss the mark. I make mistakes and sometimes learn as I go. But God is in control. I find comfort and solace in His word.
Perfect Bible Verses For First Time Parents
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
“ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
God Be With You
I wish you all the best as you embark on this new season of life. May the presence of my Heavenly Father greet you in this new journey. I pray that you will lean on God’s word and find untold joy in your parenthood. There will be ups and downs. Remember that a bad day does not mean a bad life.
Jesus specifically chose you to be this baby’s mom. You were hand-picked by the God of all creation for this ministry of motherhood. This was meant to be.
God bless you and God bless your sweet little baby. And of course I would be remiss if I did not say… CONGRATULATIONS!