Prayer For An Unborn Baby To Know Jesus

20 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Unborn Baby

Prayer For An Unborn Baby To Know Jesus

As part of our Practical Parenting series, my good friend Jennifer is here with 20 Scriptures to pray over your unborn baby. P.S. These are also great for little kids, big kids, and adult children too 🙂

Pregnancy is such a tender time.

Looking ahead to the arrival of a new little life – one entrusted to my care – is at once thrilling and humbling…

exhilarating and sobering.

Aches and pains, morning sickness, and sleepless nights are overwhelmed by the delighted anticipation of welcoming a baby.

But those final days before a child is born can be excruciating. And the laboring of a child into the world is a glimpse of laboring to come…

Laboring in prayer.

Laboring in diligent training.

Laboring in love.

Laboring in patience and nurture and grace and a million other labors that make motherhood a weighty calling and a significant one.

Some days you’ll forget to read to her. Some days you’ll forget to keep working on that shoe-tying thing with him. Some days you’ll forget to sit down and have a heart-to-heart. But if you take the time to pray for your child, you’ve remembered the most important thing.

So if you’re a mama-to-be, why not get started? Whether you’re expecting now or looking further into the future, it’s never too early – or too late – to begin praying for your children. Use these prayers for babies in the womb.

You may also want to download this FREE set of scripture prayer cards. 

(And I suspect you might find these prayers useful even if your kids are now in your arms rather than your womb.)

1.) Praise God that your child is fearfully and wonderfully made, and ask Him to continue knitting her together in your womb in the precise way He desires (Psalm 139:13-14).

2.) Rejoice before God that all of your child’s days have been ordained by God (Psalm 139:16). Acknowledge to Him that her days belong to Him, from the first to the last and every day in between.

3.) Pray that in due time, the Holy Spirit would convict your child of his sin, and bring awareness of God’s righteousness and his coming judgment apart from salvation (John 16:8).

4.) Pray that she’ll never be deceived about the state of her heart before God (Matthew 7:21-23), never believing she’s saved if she isn’t and never doubting she’s saved if she is.

5.) Ask God for your child to have a close relationship with Him as he abides in Christ (John 15:7-9).

6.) Claim on your child’s behalf the truth that God has not called her for impurity, but in holiness (I Thessalonians 4:7).

7.) Pray that God would give your child a heart that trusts in Him, leaning not on her own understanding, but acknowledging Him in all things. Remind God of His desire to direct her paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

8.) Ask God to grant your child a biblical fear of the Lord – an awareness of His holiness and His power, and a reverence that inspires obedience. Pray that your child will know God intimately in his life, and that the fear of God and the knowledge of God would lead your child to wisdom and insight (Proverbs 9:10).

9.) Pray that your child would develop self-control, thus securing his testimony before others (I Corinthians 9:24-27). Ask God to help him renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live a self-controlled, upright, and godly live in the present age (Titus 2:12).

10.) Recount back to God that your child’s worth is more than that of many sparrows, and that He is the only One who can provide for her needs (Luke 12:24).

11.) Pray that he would love God’s Word and meditate on it throughout his days (Psalm 119:97).

12.) Pray that she would be great – not by intelligence or power or fame, but by serving others (Mark 10:43-45).

13.) Ask God to grant him a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with others and forgiving them as he has been forgiven (Colossians 3:12-13).

14.) Pray that the Faithful One would enable her to hold fast to her faith without wavering (Hebrews 10:23).

15.) Pray that he would grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

16.) Entreat God to grant her a heart that seeks justice, loves mercy, and walks humbly with God (Micah 6:8).

17.) Pray that he would walk with the wise, becoming wise himself. Ask God to steer her away from companionship with fools (Proverbs 13:20).

18.) Pray that he would live as light in a dark world (Ephesians 5:8).

19.) Ask God that she would live with an awareness that her life is meant for bearing fruit (Philippians 1:22; John 15:8).

20.) Implore the Lord to lead him in walking in the ways of God’s laws and in waiting for Him. Ask that His name and His renown would be the desire of your child’s heart (Isaiah 26:8).

Heavenly Father, how I praise you for the gift of motherhood! Thank you for entrusting me with the care and nurture of a child for the time period you’ve ordained.

Please keep me ever mindful, as I offer prayer for my unborn baby, that this precious child is not mine – he is yours, and you’ve charged me with a sacred task.

Thank you that you will equip me to fulfill this high calling, as I abide in Christ and walk in Your grace. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray, Amen.

Don’t forget to grab your FREE printable set of scripture prayer cards before you go.

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Loving child of Almighty God, adoring wife, and homeschooling mother of three, I am active in teaching and music ministries in my local church. I’m passionate about encountering my Savior and encouraging other women to do the same. It would be an honor to have you visit me at A Divine Encounter!

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3 Powerful Prayers for the Unborn

Prayer For An Unborn Baby To Know Jesus

46 years ago, the Supreme Court made one of their most influential and controversial decisions to date, legalizing abortion in all 50 states in Roe v. Wade. Over 60 million babies have been aborted in the United States alone since 1973.

You can read a brief history of abortion at the National Right to Life's website. If you're pregnant and need help, you can also find pregnancy resources here. May God bring an end to this horrible, grievous massacre.

Join us in prayer for the unborn and the women considering abortion. 
 

A Prayer about Abortion

Lord, you are the Creator of all things; you breathe life into every human before they leave the womb.

Lord, we don't know how to stop something this horrible on our own; it is devastating that abortion has weaved its way into many people's minds as an acceptable choice.

Please stop the enemy's lies from seeping into the minds of the confused, take away the voice of the wicked.

Help us to have compassion on the women who made or were forced to make this horrifying choice and are now suffering the consequences.

Surround them with Your love and remind them that Your sacrifice covers even this and that those who belong to You are free in Christ from the guilt of every sin.

 Break the chain of guilt in those who have repented before You, revive them to live their life knowing true joy in You. May their changed lives speak volumes about the amazing power of Your forgiveness and love.

Help us to remember the unborn who are unwanted and tossed aside every day; help us to be a light in a world of darkness.

Give us opportunities to love people and present the truth of Your Word, use us to offer alternative options to women in desperate situations.

Jesus, You have the power to change hearts; we pray for the women considering this option — help them to see there is another way.

We pray for our government to change laws and close the doors of abortion clinics. We pray for a renewal of family and faith in the world, and may the Church come alongside single parents and families in need, helping to raise these children for Christ. In your Almighty Name, Jesus, by which all things are possible. Amen.
 

«As the church, we must not say of abortion, 'This is murder,' without saying to the pregnant women, 'We will serve you.

' If we are doing the former without the latter, we aren't truly understanding the gospel.

We must listen, love, foster, adopt, give money, babysit, donate supplies, mentor young women, and support in whatever ways God has equipped us.» -Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church

A Prayer for Your Unborn Baby

God, you see my baby in my womb. You know her every detail, every muscle, every bone, every bit of her beautiful body, mind, heart, and soul. No matter how she is formed, she is beautiful and she is beloved by you. Grant me peace throughout this pregnancy, that I would surrender every worry or fear to you.

May I take heart, knowing you have overcome the world and made a way for us to be near to you in heaven someday and on earth here now. No matter what comes, be near, Jesus. Bring comfort and peace, bring blessed assurance. In your name, Amen.

-Excerpted from «7 Prayer for Pregnancy» by Sarah Coleman
 

What Does the Bible Say about the Unborn?
 

  • «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. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.» -Psalm 139:13-16
  • «The word of the LORD came to me, saying, '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.'” -Jeremiah 1:4-5
  • «Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?» -Job 31:15
  • “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,» -Isaiah 44:24 

After all, God is the one who gave life to each of us before we were born (Job 31:15, CEV). God is the giver of life. Life is not the result of chance. It is not an accident or fluke. Life comes about because God gives. He grants life to each baby before birth. 
-Sarah Coleman

 

A Prayer for the Sanctity of Life

Dear Heavenly Father,
You are Creator of all and the Giver of life. You have created humankind in your image to reflect your glory to the world, and we praise you for the work your hands have done. On this Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, we mourn that many of your precious sons and daughters have lost their lives too soon. We grieve their absence today and every day.

We are broken people, and we have all sinned against you in so many ways, and we pray that today would be a day of repentance and forgiveness. We humbly come before you knowing that all of us have fallen short of your glory, and we ask that you would forgive us of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Restore us to right relationship with you. Open our eyes, our hearts, our minds, and our hands as we seek to serve you and glorify you through our love for one another. Transform us into new creations.

May we truly be your hands and feet in our world, serving others Jesus came to serve, loving others we are to love ourselves.

Jesus, you made a way for us where there seemed to be no way. We pray today that you would breathe new life into us. We pray you would increase our empathy, compassion, and love for our neighbors, no matter their age, race, ability, background, or need. We pray we would be people whose hearts echo your own heart for your people—be our strength, Holy Spirit.

Help us to be champions of life, Jesus. Strengthen us and equip us to do your work in our communities, our nations, our world. May we stand for what you have taught us, and may we give you glory in all that we do.

We love you and praise you on this day and every day, Lord. Thank you for the gift of life. Help us to protect and preserve it in every way we can. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In your holy and mighty name, Amen.
-Excerpted from «A Prayer You Can Pray on Sanctity of Huma Life Sunday» by Rachel Dawson. 

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Do Babies Go to Heaven if They Die? The Mentally Impaired, Young Children, the Unborn?

Prayer For An Unborn Baby To Know Jesus

This question is one for which there is not a definitive answer.  It is God who saves, so we can never say with certainty who is or is not saved.  However, the Bible does provide great biblical reasoning that helps us answer this question.

Please read and digest the full answer to this question.  You need to be prepared with words of comfort if someone you know or love loses a young child, baby, unborn baby or mentally impaired loved one.  God can use you to comfort them by telling of His amazing grace for these little ones.

Because it’s sufficiently clear in Scripture that for salvation one must “confess with their mouth and believe in their heart that God raised Jesus from death,” (Romans 10:9),  we must ask, what about those who are too young to understand the gospel of saving grace?  Or the unborn, or the mentally impaired at any age, who are unable to hear or understand the gospel message? These questions are addressed with a doctrine called the Age of Accountability.

The Age of Accountability is not clearly defined in the Bible.  However, it is widely accepted and there are many Bible verses and passages that support this teaching.

I believe the Age of Accountability should more accurately be described as the Level of Accountability—meaning, the time when someone comes to a level of understanding who God is, who they are,  what Jesus has done for them and what He offers to them.

 “Level” is a much better determining factor to describe this doctrine, because the age at which someone comes to understand the gospel can vary greatly from person to person.

  However, for the purposes of addressing this question, I will use the most common term for this doctrine, the Age of Accountability.

The Age of Accountability

There is great deal of scriptural support to believe that those who die before making a confession of faith in Christ go immediately to be with the Lord.  Let’s define the Age of Accountability and take a look at the passages that support this doctrine.

The Age of Accountability is one’s ability to

  • Understand Who God is and who they are (a sinner).
  • Discern good from evil and right from wrong, based upon the moral standards set forth by God in His Law.
  • Understand that transgressing God’s Law is sin, because it is rebellion against God.

When someone is able to understand those three things, they are able to:

  • Experience the sorrow of sinning against a Holy God.
  • Understand that sin is punishable by death.
  • Understand that God sent Jesus and He offers forgiveness and salvation.

Once a person understands these things, he is then accountable for a response.  God sent His Son to die on the cross and pay for our sin.  Once someone has knowledge, there is only one of two responses they can make:

  • Repent of sins and trust in Jesus’ finished work on the cross for salvation.
  • Knowingly and willfully reject God’s provision of payment for one’s sins.

So the question remains—what about infants and young children who are incapable of such understanding and response?  And what about a person of any age with severe mental disabilities or an unborn baby?

For those who are too young to understand, or incapable of understanding, the Age of Accountability doctrine teaches that God does NOT condemn them.  This is the nature and character of a loving, merciful and just God and it is supported with a number of verses of Scripture.

Scriptural Support for The Age of Accountability

Let’s reason from the Scripture about why this doctrine is widely accepted in the church.

Reason #1

At the death of his infant son, David expressed belief that his son had gone to Heaven.   He also believed that he would see his son again one day.

 2 Samuel 12:23  But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

“I shall go to him. . .”  David knew that he would join his son one day, in the place where his son went at death.

This clearly illustrates an understanding of afterlife and begs the question, where would David go to be with his son?  In Old Testament understanding there were two abodes of the deada place of comfort for those who trusted in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and a place of torment for those who did not.   It is reasonable to assume that David believed he would be reunited with his son in the place of comfort for the righteous dead.  This place is referred to as Abraham’s Bosom in Luke 16.  In addition to knowing that he would one day see his son again, David also found comfort in this knowledge.   We know this because, after David said he would go to be with his son, he was able to comfort his wife.

 2 Samuel 12:24  And David comforted Bathsheba his wife…

Reason #2

We read in Scripture an example of God sparing the children of unbelieving parents.

After God delivered His people from Egyptian bondage, He led them to a place called Kadesh Barnea where they were to enter into the Promised Land.

  The Israelites sent in 12 spies to determine what they would face when they entered the land.   With the exception of Joshua and Caleb, the spies returned fearful and in doubt.

  Because the nation did not trust God, He decreed that the adult generation would die in the wilderness (Number 14:29).

We note that this judgment was not upon the children of this generation. . .they were exempt and not held accountable for something they did not understand.

Deuteronomy 1:39  Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

In another event, the Bible records that God spared the children of rebellious parents when He judged them.  Numbers 16 records the rebellion of Korah, a Levite, and Dathan, Abiram and On, all Reubenites, who together revolted against the authority of Moses and Aaron (both Levites).

  Their rebellion was an attempt to discredit the authority of Moses and Aaron’s service as High Priest and to increase their authority and position.  In rising up against Moses and Aaron, the  Lord’s appointed, they were also rising up against the Lord.

  Their rebellion was judged by God, when. . .

Numbers 16:32  The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.    

While God judged the men and their families (their houses) by imposing death, we are told that the children of Korah were spared.

Numbers 26:10-11  And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.  Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

Reason #3

Children belong to God.  God calls them innocents.

Jeremiah 2:34  Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.

Jeremiah 19:4  Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

Although children are born sinful creatures, they are not responsible in the same way as those who sin with knowledge of who God is, and with an understanding that all sin is a rebellion against God.

  God calls children “innocents.

  The doctrine of the Age of Accountability teaches that those who do not understand sin against God and the gospel of saving grace in Jesus Christ are given the Lord’s mercy and grace.

Reason #4

All the threats of Hell in the Bible are reserved for unregenerate people who sin knowingly.  They will not inherit eternal life:

Galatians 5:19-21   Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such . . . they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Revelation 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Reason #5

This next reasoning is more controversial and is presented for your consideration and study. It is sin not being imputed where there is no knowledge.

Because babies, young children, the unborn and the mentally impaired are unable to attain the knowledge of God and His Law, they do not have a knowledge of sin. Therefore sin is not imputed, as it is to those who have knowledge.

 Romans 3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 Romans 5:13  (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. . .)

This does not mean that children are born without a sin nature.  We know that every person who enters this world has a sin nature.  We also know that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

Let’s read the broader context and the complete parenthetical which contains the verse that supports this reasoning.

Romans 5:11-17  And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.  Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned; (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

  Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the ness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.  But the free gift is not the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

  And the gift is not that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.

  For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

This reasoning focuses again on God’s mercy being given to those who are unable to understand sin, the consequences of sin and the necessary response to the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. The difference with this reasoning, and what makes it controversial, is that it theorizes that sin is not imputed where there is no knowledge.

Reason #6

Finally, Jesus repeatedly spoke of young children inheriting the Kingdom.  These are such beautiful words of love, mercy, and grace.  I believe that they assure us of the heavenly destiny of babies, young children, the unborn and the mentally impaired:

Matthew 19:13-14  Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.  But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Mark 10:13-16  Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.

  Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.

 Luke 18:15-16  (NKJV) Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.  But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 18:1-5  (NKJV) At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child this in My name receives Me.”

There are some who will dispute this doctrine of the Age of Accountability…and that’s okay.  This is not something Christians should argue about.  Remember, it is God who saves sinners and there remains much mystery in how He does so.

  The Age of Accountability is not a core doctrine in the Christian faith and it should not be divisive.  However, it is my personal belief that my two brothers, one of whom died in the womb and the other who lived but a few hours, are in Heaven.

  I also believe that childhood friends who died at five and seven, along with my two nephews who had a simple but incomplete understanding of Christ at eight and nine, are all with the Lord in Heaven.  You might think that I believe this because I want to believe it…and you are partially right.

I do want to believe that I will see them in Heaven. HOWEVER…I also every reason to believe they are there.

 I know and trust in the love and mercy of our gracious God, and I do believe with all my heart that His love, and His mercy, and His grace extends to those who are incapable of repentance on the basis of age or level of understanding.  One day we will know for certain, but until that time we can trust that the Lord is good and His ways are perfect.

I encourage you to search the Scriptures and come to your own understanding about the eternal destiny of babies, young children, the unborn and the mentally impaired. Take comfort in knowing that in all deaths, Jesus is with us and He will bring us through the sadness, pain, and suffering of the deaths of those we love.

Источник: https://reasonsforhopejesus.com/children-babies-mentally-impaired-unborn-go-to-heaven/

14 Scriptures to Pray Over your Unborn Baby {and Other Children!} Plus a Free Printable!

Prayer For An Unborn Baby To Know Jesus
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Pray for your babies even before they arrive! 14 Bible verses  you can pray over your unborn child, for their health, spiritual well-being and more!

When you’re expecting, there’s a LOT to do to get ready for baby’s arrival!

And as a Christian mom, part of preparing ourselves for a new little one is spending time in prayer for our baby’s health and spiritual well-being.

A couple of months ago, I was convicted that I wasn’t spending much time in prayer for our fourth baby specifically.

We included the baby in prayers for our family but I wanted to be more intentional about speaking Scripture over my unborn child!

I spent some time looking through my Bible and using Bible Gateway to find some beautiful passages that speak precious promises and God’s truth over our baby!

I’ll share them with you in a moment, but first, know that you can certainly pray these over all of your children, as we know that the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11-12) and that Scripture prayed over your family has great power.

Here are three quick tips for how you can specifically pray for your unborn child.

3 Tips for Praying Over Your Baby

1) Pray by repeating words of Scripture over your child. For instance, one of the verses I am using is 2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

So I might say something this: “Lord, please help my baby (say their name if you’ve already decided!) to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Thank you that you have all the glory and honor and that you will give our child the gift of faith to know you forever. Amen.”

2) Praise God for your baby’s life! Thank Him specifically for the blessing of a baby and the work He will do in you through your child’s life.

3) Ask God to help you raise your child with wisdom. James 1:5 tells us that if we ask for wisdom, God will give it to us! I find that it’s so important to continually pray for wisdom as we parent.
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I’ve also created a free printable with the fourteen verses I chose in case you would to print it out and have it nearby when you have prayer time (it’s an 8×10 so you could trim and frame it or put it in a page protector as is).

Further down this post, you’ll also find a link to download some printable prayer cards with these verses!

They are mostly NASB and NKJV with a KJV verse thrown in because I d the way it was phrased better than the other versions.

You could use these at night before bed and can include your older children in praying these over the baby during devotions, which is what we did! They are wonderful for memorization as well and can easily be used in a two-week cycle.

14 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Unborn Baby

Psalm 139:14 – “I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”

Philippians 1:6 – “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in your will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 127:3-5 – “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.  arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”

3 John 4 – “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”

Isaiah 54:13 – “All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of Thy children.”

Psalm 90:17 – “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.”

2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

Colossians 2:2 – “That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself.”

Titus 3:5-6 – “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

Psalm 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”

Psalm 145:4 – “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”

1 Samuel 1:27 – “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.”

You’ll notice almost half of them are from the Psalms. I love how the poetry and promises of this book of the Old Testament!

There are many, many verses that I’m sure I have not included, so if you have some that you currently pray over your children, please feel free to mention them in the comments!

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Heartfelt Prayers for Women Who Want to Get Pregnant ⋆ She Blossoms

Prayer For An Unborn Baby To Know Jesus

Are you searching for a miracle prayer for getting pregnant? This prayer for women who want to have a baby will soothe your soul, heart and spirit. Praying to get pregnant can be emotional because you want to a baby so much and your body just isn’t cooperating.

You may also be searching for help on how to pray for healing in your body, or even help with your marriage. So much in your heart, so many prayers for pregnancy and healing! And so few words.

These thoughts and prayers for pregnancy will help you stay focused on God’s love, light, and will for your life.

You will find a new sense of faith and – more importantly – connection with Jesus Christ.

In the Bible, Hannah’s prayer for pregnancy was answered in 1 Samuel 1. It’s important to know why her prayer for a baby was granted by God.

I’ll share the passage of Scripture here and explain what I recently learned about Hannah’s prayer for getting pregnant and having a baby.

You’ll find the help and hope you’re looking for – especially if you’ve been trying to conceive a baby for a long time.

You may want to get pregnant more than you’ve ever wanted anything in your life. If you’re desperate to have a baby, your prayers may be more about your own wants and needs than accepting God’s will for your life.

This can be a dangerous place to be because you’ll be devastated if you don’t get pregnant quickly.

And what happens if you pray to get pregnant but you don’t have a baby? This is why it’s important to put God’s loving will for your life ahead of your own yearning to get pregnant.

Prayers for Women Who Want to Get Pregnant

Below is Hannah’s prayer for pregnancy and a healthy baby boy in 1 Samuel 1. I’ll explain what I learned about praying for a baby from a recent Tim Keller sermon podcast. Then, I’ll share a Centering Prayer for Pregnancy, which I originally posted eight years ago when I was praying for a baby.

Remember that prayer isn’t about getting what you want. Praying – even to get pregnant and have a baby – is about changing your heart and mind to align with God’s will for your life. No matter important it is to have a baby, you’ll have a more joyful and peaceful life if all you want is God’s best for you.

Prayer is about spending time with God so you get to know Him better. Praying for a baby isn’t just about getting pregnant; it’s about taking your relationship with Jesus to a deeper, more personal and healthy level. Praying is about learning how to be stable, secure, and peaceful no matter what happens in your life. 

Hannah’s Prayer for a Pregnancy

On one occasion, Hannah got up after they ate and drank at Shiloh. The priest Eli was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple. Deeply hurt, Hannah prayed to the Lord and wept with many tears.

Making a vow, she pleaded, “Lord of Armies, if you will take notice of your servant’s affliction, remember and not forget me, and give your servant a son, I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and his hair will never be cut.”

While she continued praying in the Lord’s presence, Eli watched her mouth. Hannah was praying silently, and though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk and said to her, “How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!”

“No, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven’t had any wine or beer; I’ve been pouring out my heart before the Lord. Don’t think of me as a wicked woman; I’ve been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment.”

Eli responded, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the request you’ve made of him.” “May your servant find favor with you,” she replied. Then Hannah went on her way; she ate and no longer looked despondent.

From 1 Samuel 1 – The Christian Standard Bible.

Why God granted Hannah’s prayer to get pregnant

Look at the parts that I bolded: Hannah didn’t just “give” her baby to God – she vowed to completely and totally set her son apart for a holy life. Then, Hannah became radiant, and she worshipped God — even before her prayers to get pregnant were answered!

Hannah didn’t worship God radiantly and fervently after she got pregnant. She was a woman after God’s own heart before she conceived her baby. She released her grip, she loosened her grasp, she let go of her desperate yearning to get pregnant. She prayed for a baby, but she didn’t make it the center of her life, her heart, and her worship.

Hannah loved God for who He is, not what He could give her.

It wasn’t that Hannah said the right things when she was praying for a baby, or that she recited a centering prayer for pregnancy that convinced God to open her womb! It was that she released her desperate grip to get pregnant. She let go of the neediness, the yearning, the clawing frenetic desire to have a baby.

Worship God for who He is when you pray for a baby

Praying to Get Pregnant

Praying for a baby can be a beautiful act of worship – if it comes from a heart that is completely submitted to God’s will for your life. When your spirit is open and accepting to whatever God has in store for you, you become free from the desperation that many women feel when they’re depressed because they can’t get pregnant.

It’s good to pray for a baby – God wants us to ask Him for the desires of our hearts! But, if you set your heart, mind and soul on having a baby, then you’re not open to God’s holy and perfect will for your life. Basing your happiness on a child is a mistake. God may still grant your prayer for a pregnancy, but your happiness will always be tied up with your kid. And that, my friend, will eventually break your heart.

“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard.

Allow God to change your heart as you keep praying for a baby. Trust Him. Learn what it means to really, truly be open to whatever He has planned for your life and family. Learn how to worship God for who He is — even if you’re not pregnant. Even if you’ve been saying prayers for a pregnancy for years.

Below is the “centering prayer for pregnancy” that I originally shared eight years ago, when I was praying for a baby. Remember that it’s one way to pray for a baby, but it’s not a miracle prayer that guarantees you’ll get pregnant.

It’s important to trust God to prepare your body for pregnancy, and it’s also important to take care of your health! God gave us doctors, research studies, and brains to help us get and stay healthy. If you’re not taking good care of your body – or if your husband isn’t taking care of his fertility and sperm health – then you are delaying your chances of getting pregnant.

If you’re praying for a baby because you’re coping with fertility issues, you might also add a prayer for healing for your and your husband’s body. Always remember that prayer isn’t about getting the pregnancy you want…it’s about finding the strength, hope, and peace to live with what God allows into your life.

You’ll find Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40s helpful if you’re worried about your ability to conceive a baby or if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a long time. 

Health and fertility expert Aimee Raupp has helped hundreds of women optimize their fertility and get pregnant, even after age 40.

In this book she shares her complete program for improving your chances of conceiving and overcoming infertility, including the most effective complementary and lifestyle approaches and the latest nutritional advice.

Her remedies help you how to get in tune with your body, eat the best fertility-enhancing foods, and avoid environmental toxins to achieve a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.

Centering Prayer for Pregnancy

Centering prayer is an ancient meditative art that involves silencing your heart and mind. Take a deep breath, and allow God’s peace, love, joy and freedom to fill your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to descend upon you, to give you the peace that passes all understanding.

Centering prayer is a way to calm your mind and still your spirit, to instill your body with a sense of peace and health, and to create a heart of acceptance towards what God wills in your life.

These four steps will guide you through a centering prayer for pregnancy. Remember that your goal isn’t just to get pregnant. It’s to get closer to God, and to align your will with His will for you and your family.

1. Choose a sacred word or phrase that symbolizes your prayer for pregnancy

The focus of centering prayer is to consent to God’s presence and action within.

Choose a word or phrase that helps you remember that you are consenting to God’s work and power in your life – whether that means getting pregnant or not getting pregnant.

For instance, your sacred word could be “Trust” or “Hope” or “God’s will be done” or “Acceptance.” Note that it’s not necessarily “praying for a baby” or “increased fertility” or “conception”! The idea is to be open to what God has in store.

2. Find a comfortable position and quiet space when you pray for a baby

Where can you pray comfortably for 20 minutes? Try not to pray in a place where you’ll fall asleep or be distracted. Close your eyes and let go of everything happening within you – all your hopes and yearnings and wishes to be pregnant. Your prayer to get pregnant is meant to soothe your mind, heart, and spirit.

When you’re praying for a baby, be prepared for distractions, such as images, feelings, reflections, physical sensations, and unexpected thoughts…and use your sacred word to ease those distractions.

3. Use your sacred word in your pregnancy prayer

Whatever disruptive thoughts or emotions come to you, lay your sacred word over them. For example if you start to feel scared you’ll never get pregnant, repeat “Trust” or “Acceptance” until you feel calm and focused on God. If you keep frantically thinking about getting pregnant or what will happen if you don’t get pregnant, savor your sacred word: “Faith” or “God’s will be done.”

Practice saying these words and phrases at different times during the day. Worshipping God for who He is – not what He gives you – goes far beyond a set time of centering prayer for a pregnancy.

4. Rest in silence after you pray for a baby

Taking two or three minutes to transition from centering prayer to back to your everyday life. This helps set and cement your intimacy with God in your heart, mind, and soul. A huge and exciting benefit of learning how to pray for a baby is that it helps you feel peaceful, hopeful, faithful, and able to accept of whatever God allows into your life.

No prayer to get pregnant will guarantee you’ll conceive a baby, but prayer can may you spiritually, physically, and emotionally stronger to deal with whatever happens.

The purpose of pregnancy prayer is to give you peace, hope, and acceptance – whether or not you get pregnant. Knowing how to pray for a baby is important – and so is knowing when it’s time to get medical advice from fertility specialists. 

Is it taking longer than a year to get pregnant? Read Find Out Why You Can’t Get Pregnant – 4 Fertility Checklists.

Help With Pregnancy Prayers

In Praying Through Your Pregnancy A Week-by-Week Guide, Jennifer Polimino Carolyn Warren share fresh spiritual insight for pregnancy.

Every chapter reveals what is happening with the baby’s development that week, starting with the very first moment of conception, when God begins the creation of either a boy or a girl.

You’ll learn how the confidence you place in God affects the healthy development of your precious growing baby, and how to reduce your own stress and anxiety by looking to the Lord. Jennifer shares excerpts from her pregnancy journal to encourage women to write their own thoughts and feelings about getting pregnant. Each chapter ends with a Mother’s Prayer and Scriptures for Meditation.

Say your prayers for a baby. Keep learning how to pray to get pregnant. Read books on healthy pregnancies, happy births, and smooth transitions to motherhood.

But stay focused on God, who created you and only wants the best for you.

No matter how long it takes to get pregnant and have a baby, be grateful for all the blessings God has already poured into your life through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

If you’re not good at saying your prayers, read 5 Ways to Talk to God When You Can’t Pray.

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