5 Powerful Pregnancy Prayers

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Everyone’s pregnancy story is different, but one thing is certain, we all should be praying for our pregnancy. Use these pregnancy prayers to lift your journey and your unborn baby to the God of the universe who created you both!

May the Holy Spirit guide us as we seek to understand our pregnancy and motherhood in light of the gospel and for the glory of God!

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As many mothers of multiples know, as you have more and more pregnancies, your view on pregnancy changes. Often things become more ‘relaxed’ and you are more concerned about a healthy baby and less about the pregnancy. Not that first-time moms are not concerned about a healthy baby, I’ve never met one that isn’t! However, I do think that we just become less aware of the pregnancy and more aware of what is coming, the more babies we have. I currently am pregnant with our fourth boy and I find that I am less and less aware of the baby’s development.

However, there are many unexpected complications that we face, no matter how many pregnancies we have had. This fourth pregnancy of mine has produced a few rather scary ones at that! I’ve found myself relying heavily on God’s Word and the knowledge of God’s love as I process the risks to my body and my baby. Jesus Christ is by us during these times of pregnancy complications and he will sustain us.

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time to dive into God’s Word and learn daily prayers that will uplift our hearts and minds. If you are a pregnant mother, use these special prayers to guide you as we bring new life into this world.

Powerful Pregnancy Prayers

Prayers for pregnancy are powerful. They don’t change God’s mind (because he is sovereign), but they can change our hearts. God tells us in His Word to pray. Our part is obedience to that command.

Whether you are walking a healthy pregnancy or a more complicated one, these pregnancy prayers will expectant mothers to pray for their unborn child.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6 ESV

If you are interested in more resources for when pregnancy becomes complicated and discouraging, I encourage you to check out “Redeeming Childbirth.” This is a powerful book that has helped many struggling moms. The following prayer for pregnancy cards is available at the end of the post completely for free.

The child growing in our womb is a precious gift and the power of prayer should not be underestimated! Let these beautiful prayers guide you through this important time of pregnancy. They are not complicated or long prayers. These are simply prayers that you can modify and use to fit your specific circumstances.

1. A Prayer for Pregnancy Tragedy

We want our whole pregnancy to be a healthy one, but that sometimes is not the case. Sometimes the worst happens or there are unforeseen complications. It’s heartbreaking and simply not fair. Here is a simple prayer for when tragedy strikes. You will find the peace of God as you submit to his will, no matter how hard it may seem.

O Lord, I just received some tragic news about my pregnancy. I’m not sure I am ready to accept what my doctor told me. I am asking you today for comfort, grace, and peace. Please surround my baby with your healing protection. Give me the wisdom to know how to proceed, and give me peace during this difficult time.

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2. Prayer for Pregnancy Pain

Our pregnancies are not without pain and discomfort. From morning sickness to the pain of delivery, pregnancy can often be a difficult time. You have been given the privilege of watching the gift of life be created. Remember that all the pain has a purpose. God’s grace can abound during the pain of pregnancy. When the pain of pregnancy becomes too much for me to bear I remind myself to put my hands on my stomach and show my child loving hands. It is a beautiful way to remind them that they are loved. That new baby needs to feel that they are loved, even through pregnancy pain!

Dear God, this pregnancy is becoming so uncomfortable. My body hurts, aches, and feels so abnormal. I want to rest and my body screams against the possibility. Why did you make something so beautiful fraught with so much pain? I know it has to do with sin. So I submit this season to you and request that you hold me when this pregnancy pain becomes unbearable. I will not succumb to the depression of the pain. I trust that you will uphold me. Praise your name forever. In the name of Jesus, amen.

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3. A Prayer for Pregnancy Health

The ultimate goal is a safe delivery at the end of pregnancy and good health throughout the pregnancy. I often marvel at how simple birth is now compared to even 50 years ago. As pregnant mothers, we are very blessed. Pregnancy is a blessing and we want a happy and healthy pregnancy. Use this prayer to guide you as you pray for the health of your pregnancy.

Father God, thank you for this pregnancy. What a blessing to bring new life into this world. I ask that you give me joy on the tough days, grace on the joyful days, and peace when things don’t go as planned. What a wonderful mystery this pregnancy is. Please grant my baby and my health as we go through this journey. Amen.

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4. A Prayer for Pregnancy Fear

For me personally, as I near the end of my pregnancy, I start to feel the fear set in. How painful will labor and delivery be? Will there be complications? What if I can’t push him/her out? The little life I am carrying is so precious to me and I don’t want anything to happen to it or myself. These are the moments where we need to give our fears to the giver of life. He is sovereign, he loves our baby more than we can imagine. Give your fears over. Your baby will come at the perfect time and in God’s plan.

Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I am not perfect. I confess that this pregnancy scares me. I want to see my little one soon and enjoy the creation that you so beautifully crafted. Please provide my little one and me with a safe pregnancy. Give me grace for whatever lies ahead. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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5. A Prayer for Pregnancy Complications

Here are two prayers when we start going through pregnancy complications. Chances are that at some point as your baby is growing in their mother’s womb, there will be some type of complication. Some are easier to deal with than others. Maybe you go through an extended period of morning sickness or perhaps you experience preeclampsia, placenta previa, or any other number of complications. Use these prayers as an acknowledgment of your frustration, but also as a reminder that God can redeem the situation.

Sometimes pregnancy complications lead to bed rest and although this can be highly inconvenient, this is the perfect time to spend lots of time in prayer.

Dear Lord, I am feeling frustrated, bitter, and angry. This is not how my pregnancy was supposed to go! Just like any other day, I need you, but right now I feel like I need you more than usual. Please come into this pregnancy and redeem what has been lost. I trust you, Father.

Dear Lord, I need a prayer for pregnancy complications that you will hear. I know that you always hear because you are my sovereign God, but right now I am desperate for you to hear my plea. This pregnancy feels tough. I feel weak and I need your strength. Please surround me with your grace and peace as I learn how to be more like you through this pregnancy. Please protect my little baby that you are forming in my womb.

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Pregnancy Blessing

One of the greatest blessings on this earth is watching a new life come into you. You have been given a great gift in growing a child. A powerful way to support your pregnancy is to pray. You will never regret praying for your children, no matter how young they are!

Dear Father, I thank you for this mother that is reading this post. May you bless her and keep her during her pregnancy. Surround her with loving care and remind her of your love. Amen.

One of the greatest books I have ever read on pregnancy is titled Redeeming Childbirth by Angie Toplin. If you need encouragement on your pregnancy journey. This book is for you!`

Books for Christian Moms Redeeming Childbirth

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More Pregnancy Resources

Here are some practical resources that have helped me through my pregnancies.

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A Little More About Lelia

Leila Tualla is a Filipino-American memoirist, poet, and Christian author. Leila’s books include a YA Christian contemporary romance called, Love, Defined and a memoir/poetry collection called Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me. Her poetry is featured in a few mental health anthologies, including, Please Hear what I’m Not Saying, and We are Not Alone: stories of mental health awareness. Find more of her content at:  

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