Life is such a beautiful gift from God. Whether you are a first time expectant mother or on your third or fourth, it is always a miracle. There are always also so many unknowns as your precious little one develops in your womb. And, mom goes through a ton of physical and emotional changes. These scripture based prayers for pregnancy are for mom and the unborn child and meant to guide you in praying over the body, mind, and soul.

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Prayers for Expecting Moms

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
 My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

 He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

 The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121 NIV

Dear Momma, Your help comes from the Lord. He made the heavens and the earth. He is forming your little one in your womb. He watches over you with great care. He has a plan for you as a mom and your unborn child. Trust Him and pray these prayers.

Prayers to Trust God with My Pregnancy

Scripture reference: Psalm 121 NIV (above)

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am lifting my eyes toward You. I know you are my Helper, Creator, Keeper, and Comforter. You are trustworthy and dependable. You are watching over me. Help me to believe this by faith and to trust you with all aspects of my pregnancy; through changing emotions, body, and season of life and even through the unknown. Keep me and my baby from all harm, watch over our lives, and be my help in pregnancy and motherhood. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Prayers for Strength for Pregnancy

Scripture reference: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philipians 4:13 NIV

Prayer: Dear Father, I thank you because you are the one who gives strength. You always meet us at the point of our weaknesses and you supply strength. I pray for every pregnant woman that, they will receive strength at every point that it is needed. I pray for strength to carry their pregnancy to term, that their knees will not be weak or feeble. I pray for strength at the point of delivery, that they will have strength to push and they will not be tired. I pray that you will help them to know and trust that you are the giver of strength and that they can successfully do that which you have called them to do at this season.

Submitted by: Oluwapelumi Boluwaji www.oluwapelumiboluwaji.com

Prayers for Labor and Delivery

Scripture reference: They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them. Isaiah 65:23 ESV

Prayer: Father, I thank you for a seamless labor process. Thank you for helping me to be strong as I get ready to bring forth my child. I will not let fear overwhelm and consume me during the labor process. I declare that I am ready, strong and filled with courage on that day. I will push forth my child with ease. I stand on the word of God that says, ‘I will not labor in vain’ and declare that I will hold my baby alive and well in my arms. Thank you father for giving me a smooth labor experience and safe delivery of my child. Amen!

Submitted by: Ufuoma Fijabi www. oneinspiredmum.com

Isaiah 65:23 ESV

Prayers for Your Unborn Child

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.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 139:13-18 NIV

Dear Momma, God is knitting your child together wonderfully in your womb even as you read this. He knows every little cell that has to be programmed and developed. He is already writing a plan and purpose in His book for this baby’s life. His thoughts and love for your child are more than you could ever fathom or imagine. Trust Him and pray these prayers during your pregnancy.

Prayers for Your Baby’s Mind

Scripture reference: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Prayer: Thank you dear Father because you knew this child before he or she was conceived in my womb. The conception of this little baby was your perfect plan. You determined every single thing from beginning to the end and I am very grateful for that. Lord, help us as parents to always remember this. Also, I pray that this child will come into the knowledge of this word early, that he or she will know, understand and be grounded in his or her identity in you.

Submitted by: Oluwapelumi Boluwaji www.oluwapelumiboluwaji.com

Prayers for Your Baby’s Body

Scripture reference: I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 NLT

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that every organ and every part of my baby’s body will form and develop properly. Please cause every aspect of my baby’s body to function exactly as you ordained it to function. I pray that his/her brain, heart, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, limbs, fingers, toes, organs, etc. will be in proper alignment and in excellent function. I pray that my baby’s bones will grow strong and properly. I declare my child is healthy, whole, and well with nothing missing and nothing broken. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Submitted by: LaRissa J. larissaj.com

Jeremiah 1:5 NLT scripture

The prayer below is specifically for the mom of an unborn child with a disability. Submitted by: Meghan J. Villatoro restoreamor.com

Scripture reference: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for entrusting me with this precious life, I know that every child is a beautiful gift from You! Sometimes I feel like I’m not strong enough for all that we will face in the years to come, but I know that YOUR power is made perfect in MY weakness, (2 Cor 12:9) and You will be with me and my child every step of the way. I confess I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by this diagnosis. I worry not knowing what the future holds for my disabled child, but I know that You have created them with a unique purpose. You are the One who gives us each the abilities possess. (Ex 4:11) Help my child to always know that they are special because they are made in Your image. Lord, with your help, I pray that I will always be a source of love, support, and strength for my child, always pointing them to You. Help them to grow to know and love You in the years to come. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Prayers for Your Baby’s Spirit

Scripture reference: Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

Prayer: Thank you father for this child in my womb. Thank you for the infilling and indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the life of my child. I declare that this child will grow up fully aware that his/her body is the temple of the most high God. He/she will live knowing that his/her body belongs to God. Therefore, I declare that you my child will honor God with your body. You will not use your body as an instrument or tool for evil, perversion and immorality. I pray that you will always have the will and courage to say no to anything or anyone that seeks to dishonor your body. You will possess your vessel with dignity and honor and indeed you will glorify God with your body all the days of your life. Amen!

Submitted by: Ufuoma Fijabi www. oneinspiredmum.com

More Prayer Resources for Moms

I hope that these prayers for pregnancy encourage you as you experience the joy of carrying and delivering new life. These prayers were written by beautiful godly mothers whose hope is for you to draw nearer to God and encounter Him anew during this season of life. Below are more prayer resources for moms that you may find helpful. Blessings!

Short Prayers for Mothers

Prayer Challenge: 31 Days of Praying for Your Kids

Prayers for My Daughter

Prayers for My Son

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