Getting ready for the arrival of your new baby does not go without complication. These short soothing prayers for labor and delivery will bring you comfort and encouragement during this time.
Compassionate and Gracious God, I thank you for the wonder of children and the gift of new life. As Mary knew the pain and joy of motherhood, please sustain me through childbirth with your grace and love. May this child know your love, your wisdom and your care. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Sovereign Lord, soothe me with your calming grace in this time of labor. I am your child. I belong to you and I am safe in your hands. Fill my heart with the assurance that you are full of steadfast love for me. In your mercy, may I find peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Everlasting Father, thank you that you are the author of life. You are a perfectly loving Father who always gives good gifts to your children. Please help and protect me through the process of labor and delivery. May my child know their identity and dignity as your child, as you lead them into the fullness of life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Lift Me Up Prayer
Mighty God, as I persevere through the pain of childbirth, remind me that your love endures throughout all generations. Help me put my trust in you, knowing you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Strengthen my body when I feel weak and refresh my soul when I feel overwhelmed. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
O Lord, my God, thank you that you have plans for me that are for my good and your glory. Fill me with your Spirit and help me endure the difficulties of childbirth with my hope set on the joy of the child you have given me. Nothing can separate us from your love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Draw Near Prayer
Loving God, please draw near to me as I call on you. Let me know that you are by my side during labor and delivery. You say that you fulfill the desires of all those who put their trust in you. Lord, I trust that I can find the strength I need in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
New Life Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you love children and families. Thank you for the gift of new life. Please give me the strength and endurance I need to keep going during labor. May my child find true freedom in you. Bless our family, Lord. Turn your face towards me and give me peace. In your mighty name, Amen.
God of All Comfort, bring peace to my mind and my heart as I journey through childbirth. Help me to find comfort and rest in you. I take hold of the promises in your word when you declare that you will never leave nor forsake me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Strengthen Me Prayer
O Lord, Mighty in Power, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who gives us everything we need. Bless me with the strength I need right now and ensure a safe and smooth labor process. May I feel secure in your love and safe in your care. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Father of Enduring Faithfulness, fill me with hope and strength as I feel exhausted from labor. My comfort is found in the work of your Holy Spirit. Soothe me with the certainty of your faithful love. Help me to know that you will never turn your back on me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Come Holy Spirit Prayer
O Jehovah, my God, look upon me with grace and mercy. Strengthen me to give birth. Bless my child and fill them with your Holy Spirit. Shine the light of your presence upon my family that we may follow your path. May the Holy Spirit indwell in our hearts and God reign in our lives. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God My Rock Prayer
God of Victory, give me strength. As I feel exhausted and overwhelmed, may I know that you are my rock, the firm foundation beneath my feet. You are my fortress, Lord, you protect me from harm. You are my deliverer, my shield and my stronghold. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Giving Birth Prayer
Merciful Father, thank you that every good and perfect gift comes from you. May I feel peace and security in your arms as I give birth. May your love fill my heart with joy. May your presence be my strength when I feel pain. May your word give me peace throughout this process. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Surrounded by God Prayer
Lord of Unfailing Love, help me when I feel afraid. When I feel overwhelmed, help me know you can carry me onwards. You are my comforter, Lord, please comfort me. Replace my fear with trust in your plans and purposes. Protect my child and me through this time. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Divine Love Prayer
Most Holy God, thank you that I am never alone because your Holy Spirit dwells in me. As my child enters the world, I ask that he/she be filled with your divine love. Fill me with the strength I need to give birth. May I find the comfort and the endurance I need in your name. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God’s Path for My Life Prayer
Loving Father, reach down and help me through childbirth. Children are a gift from you, and you have led me down this joyous path to giving birth. You created me, and now you have created my baby. You know me better than anyone else and you know my needs. Continue to be by my side and lead me in your perfect will. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Blessed Birth Prayer
Abba, Father, pour out your blessings upon me as I give birth and show grace and mercy to my child. May I be filled with joy as a new life enters the world. May I rely on your grace to help me raise this child. May I demonstrate your love to my child. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Give Me Strength Prayer
God of All Comfort, remind me that this pain is temporary and is leading to great joy. Keep my eyes fixed on you. Give me the strength I need to keep going. I can trust that you will bring me safely through this experience, rejoicing in your great gift of a child. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Powerful Presence Prayer
God of Love, thank you for the life and grace that you alone can give. As I give birth today, I ask that I would know your powerful presence with me. May your peace enfold me, your wisdom guide me, your hand protect me, and your love fill me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Never Alone Prayer
Compassionate Lord, I thank you that as I give birth today, you are alongside me. When I feel isolated, remind me that I am never alone. Encourage me that you are here and you love me. Help me to feel secure in the knowledge that you have good plans for me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Holy Spirit Prayer
Gracious God, thank you that you are with me through this process of childbirth. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon my child. May your Spirit surround and protect us both. May we find rest in your secure arms, let our hearts be filled with the joy of the Lord. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
O Lord my God, thank you that your grace is unending. As I go through labor, your grace is enough to meet my needs. The Bible says that weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning. May I experience the reality of that joy. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Beloved Child Prayer
Almighty God, thank you that I am your beloved child. I ask that you would guide my child throughout their life, and fill them with your goodness and mercy. May we all live under your blessing, praising and glorifying you forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Restore My Strength Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, hear my cry to you as I deliver my child. You have said that you hear the cry of anyone who calls to you. Please restore my strength as I feel weary. Please give me the endurance I need to carry on. Refresh my soul with your Holy Spirit. Let me cling onto your promises. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Revive My Soul Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that your word is living and active, powerful and effective. Your word says that your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. May I know that peace as I give birth. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Strength for the Weary Prayer
Generous Father, you are the God who gives strength to the weary. You are the God who has promised to increase the power of the weak. As I progress through labor and delivery, pour out your strength into my mind and body. May I glorify you throughout this process. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Peace
All-Knowing God, thank you that you know exactly what I need as I give birth today. Take away my anxiety and cover me with the supreme calm that can only come from you. Fill my heart with your perfect peace and protect me and my baby from harm. May my child know your love and peace all the days of his/her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Comforting Presence Prayer
Loving Father, please bring relief to me in my time of labor. I ask that I would know your comforting presence. Soothe and protect me during this difficult time. May your peace overflow in my life. Pour out your abundant blessings on my child. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Meet My Needs Prayer
O God of Loving Devotion, thank you that you are perfectly faithful. You never forget a promise. You have promised that all my needs will be supplied by you. Please provide everything I need throughout the process of childbirth. Be with me during the highs and the lows. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Internal Strength Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you you speak life into existence. As I give birth to this child, remind me that you already know them. Without you, I can do nothing. Please strengthen me as I give birth. May I see more of your beauty and goodness and praise you throughout this experience. In your mighty name, Amen.
Watch Over Me Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you because you are perfectly faithful. I know I can rely on you during labor and delivery. The Bible says that you make all things work together for my good. Please watch over me through childbirth. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with my spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, 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.