For This Child I Pray | Week 32

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer.” —1 Timothy 4:4-5

Our kidneys perform major important functions in our bodies, including filtering waste materials from food, medications, and toxic substances. They maintain the overall fluid balance, create hormones that help produce red blood cells, promote bone health, and regulate blood pressure. They also aid in keeping the appropriate amount of minerals in our blood.

Lord, we ask that you monitor the development of every intricate detail of my baby’s kidneys. Thank you for blessing my baby with kidneys that will perform essential functions to his or her well-being. Allow my baby’s kidneys to develop in utero as you see fit. You have created this blessing within me and You know every detail about my baby just as your word says in Luke 12:7,

“Indeed the hairs of your head are all counted.”

Help me Lord take care of the kidneys in my own body. Allow me to eat and take in the correct nutrition for my baby and aid my kidneys to filter and regulate appropriately so that my baby is protected and healthy.

When I think about the filtering and elimination process of kidneys, I ask You to also guild my child’s ways to allow them to filter external wastes from their lives that do not benefit the kingdom of God. And, just as healthy, red blood cells carry life-giving oxygen into the body and remove harmful carbon dioxide out from the body, allow my child to also be able to sow positive experiences and eliminate the toxic ones.

Thank for the miracle of life You have blessed me with. I ask that you guide me in honoring You in the loving care of my baby and responsibility You have placed on my life. Amen.