For mothers-to-be, praying for their unborn child is just one way to gain peace. While waiting for the birth of your child, share one of these great prayers for unborn babies to receive God’s blessing.
Jesus, my Savior, you have blessed this family beyond measure by giving us this child that is developing in my womb. Father, I want to say thank you. Thank you for granting me the desire of my heart, just like you did for Hannah. Thank you for removing shame in this family. May your name be glorified forever, for you have replaced our tears and humiliation with joy, thanksgiving, and admiration. Let this child be a reminder of your goodness and mercy to us. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Perfect Development Prayer
Lord God, you are the Author of life. We are in awe and wonder at this tiny life that is forming in the womb. We ask for the perfect development of our baby in each stage of its development. May the brain and every organ and every part of this body grow normally and according to your plan. May our little baby have no defect or any health problems while in the womb and after birth. We ask for a normal, healthy, and happy child. Amen.
To Be Delivered Safely Prayer
God, my Fortress, I am so grateful for keeping my unborn child, and I safe all through the pregnancy season. Let your hand of grace be upon this child as he or she comes into the world. Lord, send your angels to go before us into the delivery room. May they shield the child and me from any manner of danger. May the doctors and nurses that will be helping me to bring this child into the world be filled with the Holy Ghost. Grant them wisdom so that they can ensure our safety. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
All-Powerful Father, I bring my unborn child before your throne of grace today. I come against any manner of sickness and diseases being planned against us. Lord, protect us against any schemes of the devil that may cause me to lose my unborn child through miscarriage. Hide him or her under your wings so that he or she can develop to maturity in my womb. Thank you for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Used for Your Kingdom Prayer
Gracious God, you perform wonders that cannot be fathomed. You have made everything beautiful in its time. We are overcome when we think of how you are carefully weaving our baby together in perfect order. How amazing to think that this fetus is developing into a little person. As you implant gifts and abilities and personality into our baby, we pray that what you are giving our child will be used for your kingdom and your glory. Amen.
Uncomplicated Pregnancy Prayer
God, my Creator and Sustainer, I thank you for what you are doing in me. Your word says that every perfect gift comes from above. Thank you for creating this beautiful baby that is growing in my womb. Lord, you have already scheduled the days that this child will be in this world while it is still being knit in my womb. That is amazing, dear God. Lord, I pray that this perfect gift may continue developing in my womb without any complications. Be a shield around my unborn child that he or she may develop fully. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
A Heart That Trusts You Prayer
God of enduring faithfulness, my unborn child is about to be brought into a world where people have their hearts on so many things but you. I am afraid that he or she may go after the pleasures of this world instead of trusting you. Help me to teach this child how to trust and live according to your word. Remove things that may draw his or her heart to other things that don’t bring glory to your holy name. Let this child put his or her hope in you only. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Serve God Prayer
Sovereign Lord, you are mighty to praise. You created man so that he can worship and serve you. May this unborn child serve you with his or her whole heart from childhood. May my child do the things that align with your plan for the glory and honor of your holy name. Father, I pray against any evil plan from the camp of the enemy that may cause my unborn child not to serve you diligently when he or she grows up. God, let this child be a blessing to everyone he or she serves. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
In Your Image Prayer
God of my praise, when I think of the incredible complexity of this new life forming inside me, I can only bow in worship of my great Creator. I think of the little fingers and toes being created by you. You are creating a new life in your image. I’m excited to see what my baby will look like! I praise you that this baby is fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are marvelous – this I know very well. Amen.
Parenting Skills Prayer
Lord, our gracious Advocate, we are so excited to be having this baby, but so afraid we will make mistakes as parents. Help us to be excellent parents and teach us what we need to know along the way. Bring wise counsel into our lives from our family, church, and friends. Help us develop healthy and sound parenting skills so that we can be confident and unfearful. Help us through the sleepless nights and the new challenges of parenting. May we rise to the occasion! Amen.
Know the Love of Christ Prayer
Lord of unfailing love, you are the true definition of love. You gave yourself up for us while we were yet sinners. Lord, let this child that you are knitting in my womb come to know the love of Christ on a deeper level. Show us ways in which we can demonstrate the love of Christ to him or her. May we be a practical example of what unconditional love is to this unborn child by the way we talk, treat others, and live. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Home Where Jesus Reigns Prayer
Abba Father, we are so thrilled that our baby will be born soon. We desire to welcome our baby into a home where Jesus reigns. Help us to love you with all our hearts, souls, and minds. Empower us to love each other as you love us. May this be a home where kindness and thoughtfulness reign supreme and selfishness is banished. May our baby grow up with the security of knowing she/he is loved profoundly and seeing the love of Jesus shining through our lives. Amen.
Light of the World Prayer
Jesus, my Light in the darkness, your word says that we are the light of the world. Let this unborn child be the light of the world as he or she grows up. May the light of Christ illuminate through this baby. May he or she make a difference in this world for the glory of your name. Let the child be a true representation of Christ. When people see him or her, let them see Jesus Christ and him crucified. We pray this trusting and believing. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
You Are with Our Baby Prayer
Father, you are the Creator of all things. Our baby is beginning to form. We cannot see our dear little one, but you are with our baby and know everything about them. You know their eye color, what their hair will look like, and what their personality will be like. You already have a plan for this tiny life whose heart is already beating. Thank you for blessing us with this gift and entrusting us with its care. Prepare us for this new season of parenthood. Amen.
God of blessings, I pray that the fruit of my womb is blessed. May he or she be always at the top and never at the bottom. Let this child be a source of joy and comfort to other people and us. Lord, may your countenance always shine upon this child. May grace and peace always follow him or her. Let my child find favor with you and man, and may he or she walk with wise people only. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Words Spoken Prayer
Faithful Father, your word teaches me that the power of life and death are in the tongue. Help me to control what I speak over this baby forming inside me – both now and throughout its life. Help me to speak faith-filled words that build up my child – words of a bright future, of good health and a bright mind, words of victory. Remind me to avoid pessimistic predictions and harsh words that tear down. Protect my child from other people’s negative words as well. Amen.
O God, my Promise-Keeper, we bring our unborn child into your able hands. You have ordained this child for a particular purpose, even when it is still being knit in my womb. Lord, may your purposes over this child’s life be established. I build a hedge of fire around him or her right now. Please crush all the plans of the enemy over him or her, in the name of Jesus. Father God, connect this unborn child with its destiny. Let this child be a fruitful branch of your holy vine. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Baby’s Brain
Jesus, you are the Sunrise from on high. I pray for my baby’s brain that is in a critical stage of forming. I pray that this brain will be perfect and normal. I come against any abnormalities and diseases in this brain, such as cognitive defects, epilepsy, or autism. I pray that my baby will have high intelligence and a keen and inquisitive mind. Most of all, I pray that my baby will have the mind of Christ as he or she grows older. Amen.
Know Identity in Christ Prayer
Lord of the highest heavens, the world is filled up with people who are discontented in life because they don’t know who they are in Christ. Almighty Lord, I pray that this child may come to know their true identity in Christ as he or she grows up. May this unborn child find contentment and completion in Christ alone. Let the joy of the Lord be his or her strength all the days of his or her life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Mother’s Health in Pregnancy
Father, all-sufficient One, our baby is not hidden from you in the secrecy of the womb. How precious are your thoughts toward us, how vast is your loving devotion. I pray now for the health of my wife during this pregnancy, for her sake and the sake of our baby. I speak against morning sickness, high blood sugar, eclampsia, and any other conditions that would put her and our baby at risk. Give them both excellent health and a safe delivery. Amen.
Good Plans Prayer
God of hope, how wondrous to feel this developing baby moving inside me. Your miracle of life is so exhilarating! Many are the wonders you have done and the plans you have for us. None can compare to You! When I begin to worry about my baby’s development, surround me with the confident assurance that your plans are good plans. When I hear my baby’s heartbeat, remind me that your heart is full of incomprehensible compassion and love for us and for all people. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.