Please pray with me: God of new life, today we pray for babies. In their innocence, we see goodness. Let us be inspired by the newness of life and the wonder that babies bring into our lives. In their innocence, they can also be victims. We pray that all babies may be welcomed into the world surrounded by love and care. We pray for parents and caregivers – that they may have patience, strength, and love for these, the innocent. May babies bring us joy and be a reminder to us that we are your children Holy God and that you love us unconditionally. Amen.