Our friends and neighbors, Norma and Fidelis, just had a beautiful baby boy. His name is Zion. My new practice is to write a prayer for any baby born to a friend of mine. I base the prayer off of a name or something felt in prayer. In this instance, my prayer is based off of Zion’s name. And I have to tell you, I felt the power of God so strongly as I researched scripture for this prayer. I can’t wait to see what ministry this precious baby boy turns out to have in the kingdom of God. So, Zion Jude, this is the prayer I gathered for you.
May you be a holy foundation from which others may rise up (Psalms 2:6)
May the Lord forever sit enthroned upon your heart (Psalms 9:11)
May you always rejoice in the salvation of the Lord and recount all of his praises (Psalms 9:14)
May the salvation of many be birthed out of your ministry (Psalms 14:7)
May your life and ministry always be a support to other believers (Psalms 20:2)
May the great king dwell in your heart and bring joy to all the earth (Psalms 48:2)
May you always be glad (Psalms 48:11)
May God always shine forth out of you, the perfection of beauty (Psalms 50:2)
May the vows you make to God always be performed (Psalms 65:1)
May God’s residence be established in you (Psalms 76:2)
May God always choose you and love you (Psalms 78:68)
May you hear the judgments of God and be glad (Psalms 97:8)
May you forever declare the name of the Lord and his praise (Psalms 102:21)
May you trust in the Lord and not be moved (Psalms 125:1)
May you be glad in your maker and rejoice in your king (Psalms 149:2)
May the word of the Lord and the law be proclaimed from your mouth (Isaiah 2:3)
May you shout and sing for joy, recognizing the Holy One of Israel is in your midst (Isaiah 12:6)
May the fear of the Lord be your treasure (Isaiah 33:6)
May the voice of the Lord roar from you, that the heavens and the earth quake (Joel 3:16)
And finally, Zion…..
GO ON UP TO A HIGH MOUNTAIN, O ZION, HERALD OF GOOD NEWS; LIFT IT UP, FEAR NOT; SAY TO THE CITIES OF JUDAH, “BEHOLD YOUR GOD! BEHOLD THE LORD COMES WITH MIGHT, AND HIS ARM RULES FOR HIM; BEHOLD, HIS REWARD IS WITH HIM, AND HIS RECOMPENSE BEFORE HIM. HE WILL TEND HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD; HE WILL GATHER THE LAMBS IN HIS ARMS; HE WILL CARRY THEM IN HIS BOSOM, AND GENTLY LEAD THOSE THAT ARE WITH YOUNG.” (Isaiah 40:9-11)
In Jesus’ name. Amen.