Last Updated on January 8, 2022 by Avi Steen
Have you ever been asked to pray for someone’s fertility? How do you even say a fertility prayer for a friend? It might seem like a strange request, but it’s actually a common one.
If you’re not sure how to go about praying for someone else’s fertility, don’t worry. We’ve put together a guide that will help you get started. Keep reading to learn more!
No one ever said that being a mom would be easy, but it is definitely worth it. You are constantly juggling so many things and trying to find balance in your life.
One of the most challenging areas for moms can be when their friends or loved ones are struggling with infertility. You may feel at a loss for what to do or how to help.
This intercessory prayer guide will walk you through how to pray for your friend or loved one who is struggling with fertility issues. Prayer can be such a powerful tool, and we hope this guide will be of some help to you as you pray for your friend.
This post is all about an intercessory prayer guide: fertility prayer for a friend.
Fertility Prayer for a Friend Basics
Friends are the family we choose and there’s no better friend than one that prays for you! When praying for your friend, remember, you’re not required to let them know you are praying for them.
Those who pray in secret are rewarded openly. (Matthew 6:6) But if God places it on your heart to reach out to your friend for specific requests definitely follow His leading!
Here are a few ways you can start praying for your friend who wants to get pregnant but is struggling to conceive.
If you have a favorite scripture that is meaningful for your friend to pray, print it out and give it to them. You can start this way or perhaps quote the scripture when talking with them because you know they are going through infertility struggles.
And if two of you agree on earth about anything they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 18:19)
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. (James 5:16)
For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive, abundant in loving-kindness to all those who call upon You. (Psalm 86:5)
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Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.. (Psalm 69:30)
Prayer of thanksgiving for a friend’s privilege of being able to conceive is always appropriate. Thanking God that He has heard your prayers and answered them is a great way for a friend to start praying.
Pray God’s Will
God’s will is for all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4) Praying that God would reveal His will to your friend or praying His will would be done, no matter what occurs is always appropriate prayer.
Pray for Peace
Praying for your friend’s peace with whatever trial she is going through will be a comfort to them. Praying for God’s peace that surpasses all understanding can also provide hope and calmness to their situation.
Pray for a Trusting Heart
Praying for your friend that God will fill their heart with trust when they don’t understand what is going on in their life could be a great way to encourage and bless them.
Remember, When Praying for someone else:
– Use the words “we pray” when praying together in person or over the phone. That implies unity and will show your friend that she is not facing this alone.
– Pray specific requests and offer specific words of encouragement. Be mindful that many times a person’s immediate concerns are all they can bear to think about or hear about, so keep your prayers brief until you have the opportunity to talk with them one on one.
– Pray with boldness. Stating your conviction that you know God hears and answers your prayers is an empowering way to pray!
-Don’t be afraid to become emotional when praying for someone else. Faith brings emotion so being passionate about the pain or joys of another should bring up those same passions in prayer.
Pray for a Faith Increase
Praying for your friend to have an increase in faith is always an encouraging way to pray. That their faith would be strengthened and they would learn to trust God more deeply with each trial or a new opportunity that comes into their life is one of the best ways you can encourage them.
What do you say to a friend facing infertility?
Friends are the family we choose, and when one of our friends is struggling with infertility, it’s natural to want to know what to say. But sometimes, even the best intentions can feel like they fall flat.
Here are five things you can say to your friend facing infertility that will help them feel supported.
- Ask them if they need anything
- Support their decisions
- Show that you care and are there for them
- Send a card or flowers on Mother’s or Father’s Day for those who have experienced loss
- Ask how you can lift them up in prayer
This post was all about a fertility prayer for a friend.
Octavia Steen is an NBDA certified fertility doula, health coach, certified fitness nutrition specialist, aspiring missionary with the COGIC, and owner of Mother Mindset. She helps future and current mamas become more consistent in faith + fitness and grow closer to God so they can create a healthier lifestyle from the inside out!