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Prayers for Expectant Mothers

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Here are powerful prayers for expectant mothers


Pregnancy can be a joyful time or a time of worries. As a pregnant mother, prayer is a powerful tool to express thanks, seek guidance, and ask the Lord to protect your unborn child. 


Every moment during pregnancy brings feelings of awe and wonderment, yet it also brings uncertainty. 


As an expectant mother, it’s normal to feel a wide range of emotions throughout pregnancy. 


Whether this is your first pregnancy or one in a series of pregnancies, remembering that you’re not alone can be calming and reassuring. Prayer is an activity that reminds you about the love and support of those around you and also about your Heavenly Father, who cares deeply for you and your unborn baby. 


Listed below are several prayers for expectant mothers. Feel free to use these prayers as written or as a springboard for your prayers for pregnant moms.


A Great Prayer for Expectant Mothers

“Almighty God, I praise and thank you for blessing me with this precious little life inside of me. As a newly pregnant mom, I confess I have times when my concerns overtake my thoughts.


I’m anxious about what I will mess up! But when I focus my thoughts on you O Lord, I feel great joy, and your perfect peace covers my worries. So I ask you to keep your loving hands on me over these next few months.


I ask you to lead me to the perfect Scripture verses to give me peace of mind when I need it. Lord, please show me how to be an instrument of your love as I embark on this road of parenting.


Finally, I pray that you guide me to be the loving mother I feel called to become.


I ask all of these things in Jesus’s name. Amen.”


Prayers for Expectant Mothers by Category

Here are a multitude of prayers for pregnant women (and anyone supporting moms-to-be) who want to draw closer to the Lord and lean into the Holy Spirit for strength and solace while they wait for the arrival of their sweet baby. 


A Prayer for Healthy Pregnancy


While prenatal care and pregnancy self-care are essential for a healthy pregnancy, spiritual support can provide reassurance and emotional comfort during this changing and sometimes anxiety-producing time. Written below is a prayer for a healthy pregnancy.


“Dear God, you are the ultimate creator of life. You’re the only one knowledgeable of the right time for all things. Your Word tells me that you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.


So, as I marvel at the wonder of new life within me now, I praise your name for the miracles that are taking place within me. I thank you for this beautiful gift.


Lord God, I entrust the health of the baby to you. I confidently ask you for a healthy pregnancy and pray I am also blessed with good health throughout these next few months.


I ask these things in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.”

Prayer for Pregnant Friend 


Praying for a pregnant friend is a loving way to provide support during this extraordinary time. When you pray the prayer written below, you can substitute your friend’s name where ‘my friend’ is written to make it more personalized and meaningful.

“Lord, God, today I lift my dear friend who is expecting her precious child. Please bless my friend’s health and wellness during the entire pregnancy.


I pray that you comfort her when she has anxiety, morning sickness, or other pregnancy discomforts. I ask you to grant her peace of mind, a calm heart, and complete reassurance to know you’re with her every step. 


Thank you for the miracle of this new little person and the gift of our friendship. May we always be there – supporting and encouraging one another through the joys and trials in our lives.


Father God, I ask all of these things through your divine son. Amen.”


Prayers for Labor Pains and a Safe Delivery


“Loving and merciful God,


As this expectant mother prepares to deliver her baby, I ask that you give her supernatural strength and courage during her labor.


Ease her labor pain and discomfort, and grant her peace and calm when she needs quick stress relief.


I pray for a safe and healthy delivery and the well-being of both mother and child. May your sweet presence be felt in the delivery room, guiding the nurses and doctors as you give the medical staff wisdom and compassion.


In your holy name, we pray, Amen.”


Prayer for Baby Showers


“Loving Creator,


We are before you today with hearts full of joy and gratitude as we celebrate the precious gift of life growing within our beloved friend and expectant mother. We ask that you bless this gathering of family and friends to support and encourage her today.


Lord, we pray that this little one’s life be full of love and kindness. We also ask that you grant wisdom and strength to the parents as they begin this journey of Christian parenting.


Finally, Lord, help us all to be a positive influence in this precious baby’s life.


In your name, we pray, Amen.”

Prayers For Rainbow Baby


“Dear Lord, thank you for the sweet hope you’ve given us as we prepare to welcome this precious new life after a storm of loss. I praise your name, o Lord!


You’ve given us great joy! Thank you for this miracle and the strength and perseverance of our family.


I ask that you comfort those still grieving the loss of a child. May they find solace in knowing their baby will always be remembered and loved.


We ask that you bless this beautiful baby. May their life be filled with love, joy, and endless possibilities.


And may their presence bring healing and hope to all those around them. Thank you for this beautiful rainbow baby and the promise of a new beginning that this little person will bring into our lives.


May they always know how loved and cherished they are.


In your holy name, we pray, Amen.”


Final Thoughts


Whether you decide to recite the same prayer over and over, pray a specific prayer when you experience life or pregnancy stressors, or choose to share a prayer of blessing at special events or family gatherings, daily prayers can provide you and your loved ones with a source of hope and a different way of strength and support during your pregnancy. 


Some Prayers for Expectant Mothers – FAQs


How Do You Pray for Someone Else’s Baby? 


If you’re praying for someone else’s baby, a great starting place is to pray for a healthy baby so the mom feels calm and at peace.


If you struggle to think of what to pray for a pregnant woman or her baby, consider reflecting on the following themes or topics and adapt them to her situation:

  • Good health for the new baby
  • Good health for the mother
  • Faithfulness of God
  • Gift of life
  • God’s grace and eternal life
  • Supernatural strength, comfort, encouragement, and courage for the mom during the pregnancy journey


What Types of Prayers Are Good for Pregnant Women? 


I want to assure you that it’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about your pregnancy and the many unknowns that come with it. It’s easy to get caught up in all the birth stories you hear from other mothers or the strange pregnancy dreams that can leave you feeling more uneasy than you already were. 


Putting your trust in the Lord and your pregnancy into God’s hands can alleviate your fears and worries.


Prayers can be comforting to a new mother – whether you’re praying or knowing your friends, family, or other good people are lifting you and your baby in prayer. 

What are Good Psalms for Pregnant Women?


The scripture verses in Psalms were my favorite Bible verses as an expectant mom. Here are a few psalms to read and pray for a pregnant woman.


Psalm 139:13-15 – You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. (NLT).


•Psalm 46: 1-3 – God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. 3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! (NLT).


•Psalm 55:22 – Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (NLT).


•Psalm 121: 1-3 – I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! 3 He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. (NLT).


•Psalm 18:2 – The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. (NLT).

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  • Lisa Kimrey

    Lisa Kimrey, RN, is a speaker and author of The Self-care Impact: Motivation and Inspiration for Wellness. On Mylifenurse.com, Lisa shares Scripture-based encouragement and how to best care for yourself as you serve and care for others. She has been a registered nurse for 30 years and finds joy in helping people take better care of themselves and serve the Lord in extraordinary ways. You can follow Lisa on Pinterest and Facebook

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