Prayer For My Unborn Baby

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

Prayer For My Unborn Baby
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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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3 Powerful Prayers for the Unborn

Prayer For My Unborn Baby

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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