Prayer for a newborn child

Loving Father, creator of all things, we submit
ourselves to you in the name of Jesus to thank you
for your infinite love and mercy, and for giving us
life to contemplate the miracle of procreation.
Thank you for the gift of life within our marriage
and within our child. At this moment we place
our baby in your arms, so that she might always
be unified with you. Do not allow any person or
thing to separate her from your precious arms.
We consecrate this child to the Holy Virgin Mary
so that all the virtues stemming from your love,
might prevail within her. We submit this child’s
body, heart, mind, and feelings so that they might
be directly guided by the Holy Spirit. I ask that
you shield her from the enemy’s advances, and
that she might bear fruit of blessing to everyone
surrounding her throughout life. Thank you Holy
Father once again for the joy of my child’s birth,
and for the gift of fatherhood and motherhood,
that it may bring us closer to you.
Our Father in Heaven, Hail Mary, Glory Be

This prayer, among many others, found in Juan Alberto Echeverry's book called A prayer for every occassion

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