A beating heart.
Now that you are six weeks pregnant your baby’s heart has started to beat! Even though your baby is only about the size of a tiny lentil, the new heart is separating into four chambers and beating twice as fast as yours…about 150 beats a minute! A very small body is beginning to take shape.
But these physical changes are not the only ones taking place. Because your baby is made in the image of God, that means baby is not just a physical being, but also a spiritual being. As your baby develops a physical heart, we invite you to begin praying for baby’s spiritual heart. Ask God to grow baby’s heart’s desire for Him even now, while baby is in your womb. Pray for God to guard baby’s heart and soften it to the truth of His Word. “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
Jesus tells us that His greatest desire for us is to love God with all of our heart (spirit), soul (mind, will, and emotions), and strength (physical body). We encourage you to get to know the heart of God, experience His life within you today, and be comforted by the fact that He is the life source that is beating within your baby right this very moment!
Thank you for the heart that is developing inside my womb. I pray that my baby’s heart would beat strong and steady. Thank you that my baby is also a spiritual being, made in Your image, created by You for a relationship with You. Jesus, please come near and guard my baby’s heart and soften it to the power of Your Word. I pray that my child would have a vibrant, surrendered, spiritual heart made alive by the power of You, Holy Spirit.
Lord, I thank You for Your heart and Your relentless pursuit of Your children. “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.” (Psalm 23:6) I pray that You would pursue and protect my baby all the days of his/her life and that my baby would dwell in the house of the Lord forever, in Jesus’ name,