Pregnancy is a beautiful experience but it can also be a time in our lives when we need the most strength and encouragement. Although some pregnancies go off without a hitch, other mothers experience trials that are difficult to overcome. In either case, a prayer for pregnancy can make all the difference in every stage of your pregnancy.
The time in your life when you are carrying new life is an important time to lean on God and ask for strength, patience, and comfort.
Lucky for you, mama, prayer for pregnancy is as simple as talking to God like you are talking to your closest friend. If you find yourself needing to feel close to God in these moments of new motherhood and you just can't find the words to say, all you need to do is start talking. God is listening. If you open yourself up and allow yourself to be vulnerable with God, your heart will speak for itself.
It is never too early to begin praying for your baby! Start now while you are still pregnant with your little nugget.
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PRAYER FOR PREGNANCY
Fortunately, if you're looking for a prayer for pregnancy that touches you, motivates you, or gives you the faith that you might be lacking in this season of your life, there are always prayers that you can find to help you out of your slump.
Here are a couple prayers that have helped me through my pregnancies.
THANKFUL PRAYER FOR PREGNANCY
This prayer for pregnancy was written by Nancy Campbell, from the Women's Ministry “Above Rubies”.
Father, I thank You for filling my womb with life. I know this precious little baby comes from You and has been destined by You from the beginning of the world. Thank You for this miracle growing inside me, in the “secret place” of my womb. I think you that you are giving this little baby to us as a gift, but also as a gift for the world. We can't wait to see another image of Yourself come forth into this world and the plans you have for this child.
We ask you, Father, in Jesus' name, to hedge our little baby about with Your mighty protection. Watch over this little one each day as You intricately create him/her in the hidden sanctuary of the womb. We ask for Your divine health and that you will sustain me in good health and vitality throughout this whole pregnancy.
I ask that You will fill me with Your joy and that everyone will see the glory of God upon me as I nurture this precious life within me. Thank You again for this amazing miracle and for giving us an eternal soul that will live forever. It is awesome to think that I am part of something eternal.
I pray that You will keep this baby growing in the womb until full term and this baby will come forth in Your perfect timing.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
Faithful Prayer for pregnancy
This beautiful prayer for pregnancy is provided to us by Jennifer Polimino and Carolyn Warren in their book “Praying Through Your Pregnancy: A Week-by-Week Guide“. This specific prayer is spoken before you actually conceive and is a beautiful way to start out your pregnancy journey. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for support to get you through growing new life.
Dear Lord, I believe You have a divine plan for each of our lives. You know the future and You know the child I am going to have, even now, before I am pregnant. Jeremiah 1:5 says “I chose you before I formed you in the womb.” I take this as an encouragement that You see into the future and You know the baby I'm going to have.
Lord, let me conceive and be blessed with a healthy pregnancy. Hear my prayer just as You heard the prayer of Hannah. I believe You put that count in the Bible for a reason- so that women such as myself would be encouraged to have faith.
If there is anything preventing me from getting pregnant, I ask for Your healing. You know all things, and You are still doing miracles today. I let go of stress, anxiety and worry; and I will meditate on Your promises instead.
I receive Your peace. Philippians 4:7 says “the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I thank you for peace.
I choose faith and to trust in You, Lord, for the blessing of pregnancy. I stand on the promise of Your Word. Jesus, You said, “Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14). I claim that promise for my husband and me, and I ask for a child.
And, Lord, help me be the best mother I can be. Give me the wisdom to raise this child according to Your ways, so that he or she grows to love you and serve You all his or her life.
I thank you now, in advance, for hearing and answering my prayer. I know you have good plans for me and my family. My future and my hope is in You.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Simple prayers For Pregnancy
We all hope and pray for the same things when we are becoming new mothers. We all want our babies to be healthy in their mind, body, and spirit. You don't have to have all of the right words and you don't need to be fluent in any special language to talk to God.
Prayer for pregnancy doesn't have to be fancy or written by some kind of spiritual leader. Just talk to God and ask Him for what you need.
Whether you are in a stage of your pregnancy where you need healing, courage, strength or peace, you can find it in prayer. Create your own prayer for pregnancy by reaching out to God and telling him what you need in whatever stage you are experiencing right now.
Pray for a healthy baby
I pray that you lay your hands on my baby, still in the womb, and bless him/her with health and vitality. Father, I pray that this baby is strong and that he/ she develops normally without any issues, the way that you intended. I know that you want me to have a healthy baby. Lord I claim a healthy pregnancy, in Jesus' name.
Pray That God Will Provide For your baby
You are a great provider. Lord, please provide for our family and help me to provide everything that my baby needs as he grows in my womb and then after. By whatever means that you provide for me Lord, whether it be financial or otherwise, help me to understand that these blessings are bestowed upon me in order to provide for this new life that you've given me.
Pray for rest
I am reaching out to you to ask for rest and restoration that my body and my mind needs in order to care for myself and my family. I pray that you please allow the recovery that my body needs in this time of change and new beginnings. Ease my mind of the thoughts that are preventing emotional rest and heal my body of the ailments that inhibit physical rest. Lord be with me as I let go and give it all to you.
Pray for help
I need your help. Please assist me in my time of need. I am not sure which way to turn or what decision is best for me and my unborn baby at this time. Please make your presence known to me, Lord, and drown out the noise of the world so that I may hear your voice. Lead me to where I need to go. I trust you.
Pray for courage
I am scared. I know that you tell me not to be afraid but God, I need your strength right now. Help me to release my fears and remember your promises. I need your reassurance and your courage to get me through the battle that I am facing. Being a parent is scary sometimes but I know that you have a plan for this pregnancy. Please give me the courage to follow you.
Pray for wisdom
Please give me wisdom and guide me in the decisions that I have to make for my unborn baby. I do not always know the answers or which way to turn. I want to make the right choices for my baby but I feel that I am unprepared. Lord, give me the wisdom that I need to feel confident that the choices I make are in your name.
Pray for strength
Dear Heavenly Father,
Lord, I pray that you give me strength. I know that there is no storm that you cannot carry me through. As I battle the difficult parts of pregnancy, I pray that you give me the strength I need to be the mother you created me to be.
Pray for nourishment
I ask in Jesus' name that you nourish my body during my pregnancy. Help me to make good decisions for my health while I grow this life that you have blessed me with. I pray that my body is able to nourish my baby with everything he/she needs while he/she is still in my womb and then also after birth. Lord, I pray that you bless me with the ability to breastfeed my baby so that my baby will grow and thrive.
Pray for safety
Please keep my body and my baby safe during this pregnancy, labor, and birth. Lord, please protect us and allow this pregnancy and birth to go smoothly and beautifully without complications. God, please cover us with your protection during this entire experience and allow us both to come out of it healthy and thriving.
Pray for protection
I pray that you would watch over my baby now, in the womb, and after birth. Lay your protective hand over his/her life and let no harm come to him/her. Protect my baby from the flaws of this world and from the mistakes that I'll make as a parent. Please, Lord, protect my baby's mind, body, and spirit.
Pray for Peace
I pray that you would give me and my baby peace and contentment in these early days, months and years of my motherhood. Please bless us with a peaceful baby and help me to find peace in the decisions that I make as a mother. For I know that you are guiding my every step. I surrender every worry and fear to you, God.
Pray For Comfort
Be near to me, Jesus, and bring comfort to my pregnancy. This pregnancy is an incredible gift that you have given me but I find myself uneasy about the things I cannot control. As I worry about the development of our baby, the future of our family, and doubt my abilities as a mother, I pray that you comfort me with your presence.
Pray for clarity
Father in Heaven,
I know that you are watching over me. You know the decisions that I need to make and the obstacles that I must overcome during this pregnancy. Please light my way and give me clarity as I am faced with new challenges.
Pray for patience
You know the exact moment that my baby will be born. Please give me patience throughout my pregnancy, labor, and birth process. Lord, assist me in giving my anxiousness to you and letting go of control in this time of waiting. Be with me the whole time, Lord, do not leave my side as I walk through this pregnancy and birth.
Pray for miracles
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that you still perform miracles in this world every day. I believe with all my heart that you can and will continue to perform miracles in my life.
Pray on your due date
Thank you for carrying us through a healthy pregnancy and for the arrival of our due date. Thank you for blessing me with a term pregnancy. Now, Lord, I pray that you please be with me as I wait for labor. Prepare my mind and body for the labor and birth that you have in mind for me. Lord, please help my baby to come at the perfect time and according to your plan.
Pray for your birth
Please watch over my baby and me as we head into labor. Please assist my baby in getting into an optimal position for birth and allow my body to do as you intended in the birth of this child. I pray, Lord, that you take care of us and help us to make wise decisions to maintain a healthy body and healthy baby throughout labor and birth. Lord, bless the labor team that will assist me in the birth of my baby. Give them wisdom and clarity while caring for us. Please fill the room, God, and make your presence known as we bring our baby into the world.
Pray for Your baby's soul
I pray that my baby will know, love, and follow you all the days of his/her life. Please help me in my calling to be this child's mother. Lord, I ask that you give me the knowledge, wisdom, and ability to teach my child your love and grace from a young age.
Pray for your baby's life
I know that this precious life inside of me comes from you. Thank you for this miracle. I pray that you bless my baby with a full life. Please guide him/her and light his path so that he may fulfill the calling that you have in store for him/her.
Thank God for your PRegnancy
Thank you for giving life to this baby and for allowing me to be his/her mother. Thank you for the purpose that you have created for this child and for allowing me to experience his/her presence inside of me. Lord, thank you for promising to give this child hope and a future and for trusting me with his/her life. Thank you for creating this child in your name, carefully crafting his/her every detail. I pray that this baby's life be for your glory and that you will be honored through this pregnancy.
Body-Specific Prayers for pregnancy
I find comfort in being specific with God. I enjoy talking to God about each part of my developing baby's body and asking him to bless each one.
Pray for Your Baby's Brain
Please bless my baby's developing brain. I ask that you allow my baby to develop a healthy, complete brain that will grow and develop normally as my child grows. I pray that this baby will be smart, that his personality will be unique, and that his mind will be beautiful. Lord, give this child a brain that can be used for Your glory.
Pray For Your Baby's Heart
I thank you for the beating heart within my developing baby. With every beat of his/her heart, my love grows deeper for this baby. I pray that you bless my baby's heart and help it to grow strong and healthy. As my child grows older, I pray that his/her heart remains pure with a love to serve You.
Pray for your baby's lungs
Lord I pray that you breathe life into my baby. That his lungs develop perfectly so that he will be able to take his first breath and I can hear his sweet cry at birth. I pray that these lungs continue to grow and that my child will use them to praise you for the rest of his life.
Pray for your baby's eyes
I pray for my child's sight. Please bless his/her eyes and give him/her perfect vision. Lord protect my baby's eyes as they develop and allow him to see the world as you created it.
Bible Verses for pregnancy
Along side prayer for pregnancy, you should dive into God's word. Scripture has an incredible ability to encourage a pregnant mother. There are many verses in the Bible that demonstrate God's protection while you are pregnant.
I find God's word helpful to remember God's promises while my baby is growing in my womb.
Bible Verses for pregnancy
Every good an perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well
God is the one who gave life to each of us before we were born.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations
This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself.
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth.
Yet you Brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother's breast. From birth I was cast on you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.
Growing closer to god through pregnancy
I hope that these prayers and bible verses bless you and your baby during your pregnancy!
When you're pregnant, you have a lot going on in your mind. Between doctor's appointments, body changes, ultrasounds, and pregnancy to-do lists, it might be difficult to focus on your relationship with God.
I hope that as your baby grows in your womb, your thankfulness to the Lord grows along with it. God is involved in everything that is going on in your womb and has a hand in this child's life already. None of this happened by chance. God has blessed you with this pregnancy and he will be listening to your prayers for your pregnancy every step of the way.
Praying for your baby during pregnancy is the greatest gift that you can give to him/her. I hope that these prayers for pregnancy help you find peace, ease your fears, and give you strength that you so need as a new mother.