Four years ago, I wrote a little series on 40 prayers to pray during your pregnancy that I just realized went viral. It’s beyond precious that so many expectant parents were praying for their unborn children. I love that! In honor of that, I want to reshare them! Each week I’ll share ten prayers. Print them out and keep them for a friend or for yourself! You are loved!
When Joe and I found out that God has blessed us with a tiny little life forming in me, we immediately started praying for that precious life. We believe passionately in the power of prayer. I want to start a little series sharing 10 prayers each day for the next four Tuesdays. At the end of the mini series, you will have 40 prayers.. enough for one prayer that you can meditate on each week of your pregnancy! I think it’s so important to start covering your baby in prayer even now while she/he is still in the womb. God is good!
Week One: Thanksgiving
“Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.”
Lord, I worship you. You are Creator and Sustainer. I thank you that you are our Rock and in You, we have a reason to sing. Jesus, thank you! Thank you for creating life inside of me. Thank you for your plans and your purposes that are always perfect. Lord, help me to see each life as precious, just as I already see this baby’s life as precious growing inside of me. Forgive me when I don’t see others lives as precious in Your sight and help me to encourage others to seek You for their purpose. Thank you, Jesus! Prepare our hearts for the future. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Two: Life
“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.” Psalm 139:13-15
Lord, You are so amazing! You are the One and Only Creator and Great Artist. You form us in our mother’s womb so personally and so intricately. Thank you that right now, You are forming this baby inside of me. You are forming it’s inmost being, it’s very soul that is being made to worship You, Father. Lord, I worship You that You hold all life in Your hands. Jesus, I pray that this baby will love You and serve You, that she will know that You created her wonderfully and fearfully. Create in me a love of life, Lord, because You treasure and love all life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Three: Growth
“He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.” Colossians 1:17
Lord, you know all things and you hold all things. Please continue to keep this baby growing strong inside of me, Lord. Please give my body strength to provide for our unborn baby. Lord, grow in me a love just like Yours… a strong and selfless love. Jesus, You are so good to us. Please help my trust in You to grow as I travel this road of pregnancy. In Your Name, Amen.
Week Four: Sustenance
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Father, You are the provider of every need. You don’t have to bless us but You do because You love and delight in Your children, Your own. Lord, without You, we are nothing. Lord, without You, where does my help come from? Sustain us, Father, in need and in plenty. We rest in Your provision… provision for every need throughout this pregnancy. I trust you and I lay down my rights to try to do everything on my own. You are worthy. Amen.
Week Five: Peace
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Oh beautiful Father, You are worthy. Your Word says that Your peace has the ability to guard us. So, Jesus, I am asking that You would guard my mind and my heart as they are so prone to wandering off into fear. Lord, sometimes I fear the unknown. There are so many things I am not in control of and I NEED Your peace that surpasses all understanding to flood my mind and wash away all fear and doubt. Protect my mind during this entire pregnancy, that no matter what happens, Your Spirit of peace will protect and hover over me. Thank you Jesus that You care so much about me! In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Six: Trust
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Lord, You are worthy and able to be trusted. But I am sinful and prone to trust in my own understanding. It’s also easy to trust only in other people but Lord, help me to trust YOU, the Knower of all things. Jesus, when I don’t know what to feel or say or do, help me to trust You. Help me to go to You when I am feeling all things in this pregnancy. Lord, I also pray that our baby will have a heart that trusts You from an early age. Jesus, You hold their hearts in your hands… mold it and shape it to be a lover of You. We trust that You are good and You are who You say You are! In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Seven: Provision
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10
Lord, You have redeemed me and saved me from death. You provided a way to Yourself through Jesus because You love us. Lord, I pray this truth over our baby, right now. That You would always provide for him/her. That You would be her God and she would be Your redeemed, washed pure, child. I pray that one day we will be singing Your praises together forever in Your presence. I pray that no matter what happens in life, that You would provide Your Spirit and Your Word to nourish her and keep her satisfied. You alone are able, God! I pray that she would know that from a young age. Lord, You have blessed me with Your presence. Help me to live a life that share Your presence with everyone around me, including my family. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Eight: Preparation
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
Lord, You are high above us. Your thoughts are infinitely more wise and so much higher than ours. Nothing catches you off guard. You never have to prepare for anything because You know all and time isn’t relevant to You. Lord, give us wisdom. Give us wisdom for tomorrow. Give us wisdom and prepare our hearts for the future. You are creating another human and we have the responsibility to nurture and care for Your child so Lord, help us. Be with us every step of the way. Prepare our hearts now to be parents. Prepare my heart to be a mother. Be with us when we mess up and the nights are long and sleepless. Be with us when we are rejoicing. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Nine: Grace
“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”” James 4:6
Lord, I humble myself before Your throne of grace. Lord, I confess that my heart is full of pride and sinfulness. Lord, I want to be always humble before Your throne. Father, teach me how to be more like You. As I study Your word, Jesus, help me become more humble of heart. So that I can freely accept the grace given to me by You and so that I can show grace to others, especially my family and my child. Lord, Your grace is enough. Let it be enough in my heart and teach me how to show grace every single day to those around me, especially this precious child You have given to me. Help me to see that he is a gift of grace straight from You, Lord! In Jesus Name, Amen.
Week Ten: Love
“If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:3
Jesus, You are love. You are perfect in all of Your ways. You love me so much that You are with me always. You loved this sinful world, in the middle of our sinfulness and rebellion, and You came to earth to save us. You gave Yourself away to be murdered and You died because You love us. You beat death and You rose from the grave because You love us and You provided a way to God! Thank you! Lord, I praise You!
Father, You have already placed such a love within me for this child. Thank you for that. Help me to remember and to live my life for one thing: to love You above all else. Help me to love you more. Father, give me the ability to love others more than I love myself. Help me to be more like Jesus was when He walked with man; He was love on display for all to see. Lord, when I don’t feel like loving others, be my strength and my portion forever. Grow in me such a love for You and I pray that our baby and future babies will never once doubt Your love for them. Help me to be a mother who knows that no matter what I do, if I have not love, I have nothing. Help me to live a life that sings Your love. In Jesus Name, Amen.
See you next week for ten more prayers to pray during your pregnancy. YOU are loved!