Ensuring you take care of yourself is critical. But being pregnant, you also have the responsibility to take care of your unborn child. These strong Catholic prayers for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby will allow you to lean on the Lord during this important time of your life.
Heavenly Father, molder of body and soul, thank you for the gift of life that you have placed in my womb. Thank you, Lord, for predestining this child to be brought into the world by my husband and I. Father, give us the grace to be good parents and help us to bring up this child in a way that brings glory to your name. Be a shield of protection around this child as it develops in my womb. Protect us from every manner of sickness and disease that pregnant women are vulnerable to get. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Perfect Love Prayer
Father God, thank you for the baby that your knitting together in my womb. These first weeks are fragile, Father, I ask you to guide the growth of my child and I. May my heart rejoice in the beauty of the life that is growing on the inside of me. Let your perfect love cast away every fear and worry that comes to steal my joy. Help me to believe that you are guarding us as I go through the challenges that come with pregnancy like morning sickness. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Lord God, I cannot go through this pregnancy alone. I need your divine strength to help me face the challenges that come with pregnancy. Lord your eyes have seen the substance of my baby yet unformed. In your book are written the days fashioned for him when he still in my womb. Cover him with the blood of your Son, Jesus. Give me divine strength to carry this pregnancy and strengthen the fetus. May I have no complication during this pregnancy and after I have given birth. Holy Mary, give me strength each day that I may be able to handle what awaits me as a mother. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Right Position Prayer
Father, I praise you with my whole heart. I praise your name for your loving-kindness. Lord, thank you for blessing me with this gift. As this child develops in my womb help him or her to stay in the right position so that at the time of birth, I might not have any complications. Align my child to the anterior position and let my body be ready for delivery. Blessed Virgin intercede for me all through the pregnancy. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Know and Love You Prayer
Dear God, may this child come to know and love you from childhood. Cover this child with your love and let your glory be upon him or her in the womb. When the child comes to this world, let us shower him or her with the Christ-like love. Father, may this child love you with all his mind, soul and strength. May the soul of this baby follow closely behind you and may your right hand uphold him or her. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father, I prayed for this child, and you granted me my petition. Mary, Mother of God, thank you for looking at me with compassion and interceding for me. Lord, I surrender this unborn child into your able hands. I know you love him or her more than I do, and you have created this child for a higher purpose in life. Take charge as the baby develops in the womb. May you use him as your vessel for the Kingdom. Lord, help us to be good role models to this child so that he may find it easy to believe in you and serve you all the days of their life. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Abundant Life Prayer
Lord, I know this baby that is growing in my womb is precious. May the baby be healthy and perfect in your sight. May every joint and bone be stitched together perfectly. When the baby is born, may you give us the grace to teach him or her your ways. May his or her gifts and talent be seen from an early age and may we not ignore them but help nurture them. Jesus, you came that we may live life more abundantly, may this child have an abundant life. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, 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.