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Monday, June 30, 2008

Baby Prayers: Week Six

Our baby is 6 weeks old, and tiny, ranging in size from 0.08 to 0.16 inches (2 to 4 mm) from the top of the head to the bottom of the rump because legs have not yet begun to grow.

Growth is slow, but this is the most important growth stage of your pregnancy. Early brain formation begins, the eyes begin to develop, and tiny buds that will grow into arms and legs appear. In many babies, the heart begins to contract during this week and actually starts to beat, but it will be a while yet before you can feel that.

Father in Heaven, thank you for the miracle of pregnancy. Thank you for answering our prayers. Thank you for blessing both Jennifer and I. You are our source for strength, power, protection, and blessing. We come to You and ask for Your hand and Your protection in this sixth week of our pregnancy. You know our baby. You know that this is the week that has early brain formation. May that formation be perfect and beautiful. May our baby's brain be filled with the knowledge of God and the understanding of Your ways. Lord, you know that this week the eyes begin to develop. May our baby fix its eyes on You - the Creator, the author and perfector of our faith. May our baby seek you with all of its heart. This week the arms and legs begin to bud. May our baby have healthy limbs that will be used to reach out to the broken and lost. May our baby's legs be healthy and whole, used to walk in the paths You have designed. And Lord, you know that the heart begins to beat this week. Lord, give our baby a healthy heart. May it beat and be healthy. Keep it strong. Father God, protect our baby.

And Lord, you know all about Jennifer's body. You know what is needed to keep the baby protected and healthy. I ask for divine favor in Jenn's body. Keep it strong, and in tact. Strengthen her in every way. We ask for your help. We seek your blessing. Because You are our God, and our hearts are fixed to You. Thank you for grace. Thank you for divine favor. We are in love with You.

Love Brian

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