Thanksgivings for Family and Personal Life

For the Gift of a Child

See also the Thanksgiving for a Child on page 439.
Heavenly Father, you sent; your own Son into this world. We
thank you for the life of this child, N., entrusted to our care.
Help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to
love and nurture him, that he may attain to that full stature
intended for him in your eternal kingdom; for the sake of
your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Restoration of Health

Almighty God and heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks
because thou hast been graciously pleased to deliver from his
sickness thy servant N., in whose behalf we bless and praise
thy Name. Grant, O gracious Father, that he, through thy help,
may live in this world according to thy will, and also be partaker
of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanksgivings for the departed are on pages 487-489 and 503-504.