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8 Powerful Pregnancy Prayers

What a wonderful blessing it is to be pregnant with a child!

Whether it’s your first or last, there’s nothing more precious than expecting the birth of a baby.

Pray these powerful pregnancy prayers for the health, safety, and security of mom and baby!

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Prayerful Blessings Over a Pregnancy

There are so many plans to start with – maybe you’re overwhelmed with scheduling doctor appointments, creating a healthy food plan, buying maternity clothes, and baby showers. Or, maybe you didn’t expect this pregnancy at all! 

Regardless, the focus right now should be asking God to take care of the baby’s development and physical health. Just as your body grows, your baby is growing daily in your womb. 

Your child already has a soul and spirit and it’s never too early to start praying for them. Praying is so powerful with an assurance of peace of mind! 

 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.  1 Samuel 1:27 NIV 

Praying over your pregnancy daily or throughout the day will keep you calm and remove those fears and worries that will creep in from time to time. 

Pregnancy Prayer Points

Here are some pregnancy prayer points to consider when asking the Lord for special blessings upon your little one. Whether this is a wanted or unwanted pregnancy, this will change your life for the better.

  • Rejoice as babies are a gift from God, not burdens.
  • Having a child changes you for the good. 
  • God always gives us what we need, regardless of hardship.
  • Ask God to help you with the baby’s physical needs. 
  • Remember that God will give you strength during the pregnancy.
  • Thank God for this time with the baby, regardless of sickness or difficulties.
  • When worries creep up, pray instead. 
  • Ask God for his grace and mercy during your pregnancy.
  • Call out to the Lord for His hedge of protection.
  • Ask God for the baby’s purpose is clear.
  • Pray for your baby’s salvation at an early age. 
  • Dedicate your baby to the Lord for life.
  • Keep the faith throughout the entire pregnancy.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Powerful Pregnancy Prayers

Need a little help with some powerful pregnancy prayers to keep your baby in front of the Almighty God? Hannah’s prayers are great examples of how we can pray for our child’s future. 

Prayer for a Safe Pregnancy

As parents, we want our children to be safe and secure in the womb. It’s never too early to start praying for a safe pregnancy throughout each semester. 

Do not be afraid during this time of excitement and wonder, just give it all to the Lord as He will provide everything you need. 

Thank you, Lord for breathing life into my bright and beautiful star. I am so excited and thrilled to talk to my Most High King. Please Lord, let my child persevere and be protected from the power of the Almighty. This child is in your faithful hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Prayer for a Healthy Pregnancy

As parents, we pray for our unborn child to be healthy during this critical growth and development stage.

Any number of things can affect the health of both the mother and the baby during pregnancy.

Pray to ask God to prevent and/or heal any illness or disease that may affect the overall health before the child is born!

Dear Almighty God, I love you and am grateful for this exciting and new pregnancy. Please nourish my body and give it the strength it needs. I pray that my child matures and completes in your time, not lacking any nutrients. 

Pregnancy Labor Prayer

Concerned about labor pains? No problem, give it to the Lord! Equip yourself with what to expect, go to a class at the hospital, ask a midwife for advice, and read a book on what to expect.

Whether you want to experience labor pains naturally or medically, it’s always wise to pray about your labor time. 

The more knowledge you have, the more equipped you’ll be. However, if you are about ready to have a baby, it’s ok! God’s got this! He knows your needs way before you do.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I am scared, Lord! I don’t know what to expect with this labor. I pray for your protection around my womb and please decrease the labor pains. I know you are with me to guide and direct my decisions. You’ve got this Lord, just remind me how precious your love is for me and my unborn child throughout the time of labor. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Pregnancy Delivery Prayer

There is more than one way to deliver a baby. Some women have c-sections, and others have babies vaginally.

While I wanted to experience my delivery naturally, it didn’t go as planned. Yet, God got me through it and both children were delivered safe and secure!

Let’s pray that your delivery will go smoothly and transition from labor to delivery. And then follow it up with a prayer for the new baby!

God Almighty, While I know there could be issues that could arise during my delivery, yet, with your guidance, I will trust in you. Please, Lord, I ask that you allow the delivery of this newborn to go well and without any disruptions. I glorify your name above all. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Are you looking for some tools and tips to boost your prayer life? If so, be sure to visit our Prayer Resources Library where you’ll find everything you need to become a powerful prayer warrior!

Pregnancy Prayer for Friends

Do you have a friend who is pregnant and having difficulties during this time? Whether it’s a concern for health or unwanted pregnancy, give it to the Lord.

He can perform miracles, just as he does with a new life in the womb. 

Dear Creator, I come before you with a friend who is pregnant. Will you give her peace, knowing that she can trust in You? Nothing is impossible with you, help my friend understand that you’re the one who can take care of anything. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Early Pregnancy Prayer 

One of the first things you should do upon finding out that you are pregnant is to pray for the pregnancy!

The first trimester is a stressful time for the mom-to-be! But it is also the most dangerous time for the unborn child.

More miscarriages happen during this time. If you know someone who has experienced a pregnancy loss, pray these miscarriage prayers over them!

Morning sickness affects the mom-to-be more during this time as well.

Cry out to God and ask Him to bless your pregnancy and keep your baby safe as it develops.

Dear Lord, This early pregnancy may not be what I expected, but help me to have peace in a world of uncertainty. Guide me in the right direction throughout this pregnancy as we venture on a new path of life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Second Trimester Pregnancy Prayer

Now that you’re in the second trimester, it’s time to tell others about your new arrival!

Yet, maybe you’re still concerned it’s too early to be at peace with this pregnancy. Maybe you know the sex of the child, it’s a very exciting time. 

God tells us that this baby is a gift and He gave the child to YOU! Don’t fear or worry, rejoice in the Lord always and enjoy His creation growing inside you.

He chose you to carry His gift!

Dear Father, Our baby is now in the second trimester and we dedicate his/her life to you. We ask to keep the child growing and living perfectly inside my womb. Help us to remember the truth that you are with us during each stage of development. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

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Third Trimester Pregnancy Prayer

My friend, you are heading towards the finish line. Yes, the third semester means more weight for the baby but more weight for you to carry! Do you have any back soreness?

It’s ok, it’s temporary. God will see you through it! Get excited as this is a time of reflection and wonder before your new child arrives!

Sit for a bit and enjoy the quiet time as you dream about what your baby might look like. Now is your time with just you and the Lord.

Dear Lord, We thank you for this time as we cross into the third trimester! While it’s an exciting time, it’s also a time of anxiousness and nervousness. Yet, we can always count on you to get us through with clarity and confidence. Help us to be content with peace and joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

As the Bible reminds us, children are a gift and reward from the Lord. While we are showered with material presents from others, remember that God showers us with even more gifts of love, including a precious newborn.

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.  Psalm 127:3-4 NIV

We are His and our baby is His to take care of as well. Let’s honor our Father from above by dedicating our daily walk with Him as we prepare our future with a little one to guide.

Raising a baby can be difficult, yet the rewards of being a mother are astounding. Enjoy each day of pregnancy until your little one arrives. And, don’t forget, God’s got this!

He will guide you as a new parent, just keep praying for protection and peace during these formative years of blessings.  Pray for everything! 

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