My co-host on 98.5 KTIS Andy Youso and his wife Colleen Hendrick-Youso are expecting a new addition to their family this Friday! Her name will be Hadassah (Esther’s Hebrew name in the Old Testament). She’ll join older brothers Joash and Ezra. It’s always exciting – and a little nerve wracking – when that new life is joining your world in just days. Please join me in prayer for their whole family:
Lord, thank you for this precious blessing! There seems to be no greater physical gift than this sweet bundle of joy, sent straight from You. It’s a wonderful kind of overwhelmed.
Please bless this baby, Lord. Her name is Hadassah after your servant Esther. Place a shield of protection around her little body and guard her as she grows. Keep her safe and healthy, Lord. Help this dear one to know she is deeply and wholly and forever loved – first by You, and then by her family and so many more. Bless this baby, Lord, and bless her parents. Help them adjust to their new normal as they welcome a whole new person into their lives, hearts and home. Give them even one whole night of sleep, and give them strength and energy when the nights are short. Blanket their home in peace, grace, and love.
Thank you Lord, for this new life. We praise and thank You for Your good and perfect creation. Amen.