God of grace and salvation, you are the God of life. You bring it to being. You sustain it. You use it for your glory and honor. You bring it back from the ashes when we mess it up. May we recognize its value. May we see it as precious. Father, I lift up the newest lives. I pray they grow to know you and glorify you. I pray they bring others closer together and closer to you. I pray that their elders see the vision of you through the eyes of their babies. Thank you for parents and family who sacrifice to guide and raise them. Thank you for teachers to lead them to Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, for calling the children to come to you. I praise you for the little ones, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’” (Matthew 19:14 ESV)