Lord God, Creator of all things, I give this baby to Thee, O Jesus, that she may be more Thine than mine. Look upon her, even now, as Thy beloved child. Prepare this little soul and enrich her, that she may be a worthy tabernacle for the Holy Ghost. Sanctify me that I may sanctify this baby and that all of us – I, the baby, her father – may sanctify each other. Increase Thy life in me, in order that my little baby may benefit from the overflowing grace in the soul of her mother. Please accept and sanctify my discomforts, now and in the days to come, which I, as a mother, wish to offer Thee. Holy Angel of my little baby, escort her to Baptism as soon as she is born; preserving her from every danger now, and later from everything that might stain her soul. O Mary, be her mother, and guide and protect her always. Watch over her Saint Joseph, as you watched over the Divine Infant. Amen.
~ adapted from a beautiful Holy Card I recently purchased