With All My Heart

Found In: Welcoming & Raising Children, Covenant & Naming Rituals

By Rabbi Maggie Wenig, adapted from the poem by Rabbi Judy Shanks | Poem

With all my heart, with all my soul, with all my might
I thank You, God, for the gift of this wonderful child.
I thank you for a healthy pregnancy, a safe delivery and
speedy recovery.

With all my heart, with all my soul, with all my might
I pray for the continued health of this child.
I pray for her to be strong in mind and body,
To grow steadily and sturdily in a home filled with joy.
I pray for her to become a person who greets the world
With passion, courage, humility, humor and patience.

With all my heart, with all my soul, with all my might
I pray for God to watch over me and my family.
I pray for the ability to love and nurture this child
To provide for her and to educate her,
To understand her and to allow her the freedom to
grow.

Used with the permission of Rabbi Judy Shanks