In just over a month, the cast of TLC’s “Little People, Big World” will grow by one.
As many fans know by now, twin Jeremy Roloff and his wife, Audrey Roloff, are expecting their first child, a baby girl.
Throughout the last eight months, the young couple has kept people up to date on their daughter’s progress and on how Audrey is handling her first pregnancy via their social media platforms.
Audrey has also occasionally spoken about the hopes and dreams she has for their daughter.
Most recently, the 26-year-old shared a unique prayer on her Instagram:
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My daily prayer for our baby girl: "Father God, thank you for the blessing of being able to carry and care for this child of yours. I recognize that you are the author of life and your timing is so perfect. Thank you for bringing this sweet baby girl into our lives in your perfect timing and according to your perfect will. Thank you for knitting her together so beautifully and uniquely in my womb (Psalm 139:13). Jesus, I ask that you would bring her into this world healthy and strong, and with red curly hair;) Lord thank you for giving me a husband, and her a father, who will lead her, teach her, and love her with everything he’s got. Thank you for equipping and refining Jeremy in preparation for raising our daughter together. Lord, I pray that our baby girl would be born into this world blameless and innocent, a child of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, where she would shine as a light in this world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ she may be proud that she did not run in vain or labor in vain (Philippians 2:15-16). Lord protect her with your full armor the moment she comes into this world, and give her your spirit from the moment she is born. I pray that she would come to know how deep and wide, unconditional and unending, your love is for her (Ephesians 3:18).Lord may she be a fiercely burning light, driving out darkness wherever she is (John 1:5). May she be like an arrow (Psalm 127:4) shot out into this world with purpose to accomplish the work you have for her to do. Lord may she be a compassionate, creative, and courageous daughter, full of joy and overflowing with peace. Give her a strong sense of discernment and good judgment so that she will not be easily deceived. Bless her with iron friendships – friendships that will refine her and sharpen her. I ask for your favor over her life Lord. May she be a Godly woman who leads others to the foot of the cross and loves them the whole way there…" read full prayer on my blog aujpoj.com #alwaysmore #journeyofjerandauj pc: @dawn_photo #beating50percent #stayingido @beating50
In the prayer, Audrey thanked God for His “perfect” blessing and for giving their baby the best father. She asked that He make her healthy and strong and joked about blessing her with curly red hair like her own.
Audrey then prayed that her baby girl be born “blameless and innocent, a child of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation” — and that’s when people started taking offense.
Some of the Millennials who follow Audrey sounded off in the comments saying everyone should be considered God’s children. Many said that it hurt that she views her generation as “crooked and twisted”:
“I don’t really consider this generation, MY generation, to be crooked or twisted, especially since we are all ‘children of God’, but it’s a nice prayer nonetheless.”
“Crooked and twisted generation @partymay25 ouch.”
“Love that you’re praying for your daughter before she is born. We did that before our son was born and we continue to do so. However, your prayer is a bit disconcerting. Unfortunately, your daughter, although innocent, is not blameless. We are all dirty rotten sinners from the moment we are conceived (Psalm 51:5). Also, the spirit of the Lord is not given to anyone except those whom God has saved. There are theological issues with this prayer and I hope maybe I’m just misunderstanding your post.”
This is not the first time the mom-to-be has taken issue with the younger generations.
In late June, Audrey prayed for her daughter to have the ability to stay pure despite the “warped” generation she is being brought into:
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My prayer for you lately is that you would be "…blameless and pure, 'children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.' Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life." Philippians 2:15-16 May you shine extra bright baby girl? To all the mommies out there, I would be encouraged to know what scriptures you pray over your children? ?? Share in the comments! #journeyofjerandauj #31weekspregnant Maternity Dress – @baethelabel ??
Some took issue with that prayer as well, many saying that all people, whether “gay, straight, trans, a writer, a film maker, a movie star, a plumber, president,” are loved by God.
However, many did agree with Audrey, praising her and calling her prayers beautiful:
“Beautiful prayer for your baby girl! We indeed are a crooked and twisted generation & we need to always pray for a hedge of protection over ourselves & loved ones! There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the words that you spoke from your heart!”
“Absolutely perfect, Audrey Roloff, she’s going to be so loved and blessed.”
“Thank you for sharing your faith and being bold in your walk.. as christians [sic] we need to stand on our faith and not waver to the naysayers.”
“Your beautiful prayer was a true testament of how we should all be. Your new baby coming has a wonderful Mommy.”
Audrey continued her prayer on her blog, asking that God help her and Jeremy raise their daughter the way He would want them to.
Jeremy and Audrey are expecting their daughter to enter the world on August 31, meaning baby watch is officially underway.