(Continued from Wednesday)
The Thursday section of My TEA CUPP Prayers book mark is on the top back side, when the book mark is folded. Here I list all the babies and marriages I want to remember to bring to the Lord. My baby list includes those who are hoping to have kids, those who are expecting, those who want to adopt, and new babies. I also pray for the unborn, that God will protect these precious little lives. My marriage list includes couples engaged to be married, and those whose marriages are struggling.
Some of my favorite prayer verses for these folks include…
For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14(NIV)
For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27 (NKJV)
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)
Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:9 (NKJV)
A long time ago I wrote a poem to send to the couples with new babies, promising to pray for them. Now, 16 years later, there have been dozens of babies who I have lifted up to Jesus in prayer. You can do this, too, and multiply the blessings. This is the poem I wrote:
A Gift for Baby
You won’t find it wrapped in tissue paper,
Or in a box with a lid.
It’s not knitted or quilted,
Or with strings like a bib.
You can’t carry it or play with it
Or hang it on the wall,
And sometimes you might forget
This gift arrived at all.
But we promise that a very special gift
Has already come your way.
It will always be with you,
Day after day.
It was sent on the Wind,
Wrapped in softest Love,
It arrived before you knew it
From Our Father up above.
It has all the colors of the rainbow,
And though it can’t be seen,
It’s always there around you,
Comforting and protecting.
Have you guessed the gift now?
It is with you everywhere.
Surely you knew all along;
Our gift to you is a prayer!
May God bless you with the love of Jesus Christ!