Last Updated on July 5, 2022 by Avi Steen
Congratulations! You’ve prayed and prayed for pregnancy and your time has finally come. But now what? I want to share with you some prayers during pregnancy that help me pray over my unborn child through each trimester.
Are you pregnant and looking for prayers to say during your pregnancy? You’re in luck!
This post has prayers that you can pray during each trimester of your pregnancy. Plus, I’ve also included a prayer for giving birth. These prayer topics are a great way to connect with your growing baby and ask for guidance and blessings from God during this exciting time! Enjoy!
This post is all about prayers during pregnancy.
First, How Do You Pray for Pregnancy?
In 2015, at a women’s group meeting at church, I learned how to pray.
First, give adoration for our Lord and savior, honor God, and tell Him how great he is for the sacrifice that he gave for you. Give him praise and acknowledge Him as your one and only God.
Then, confess any sins known and unknown. Pray that the Lord fill you with more of him and less of this world.
Next, thank Him for what He’s done, for what He is doing, and for what He is going to do in your life. Give him praise again because he is worthy!
Finally, supplicate yourself unto Him. Humbly ask God for your heart’s desire. Make your request known to Him so that he may provide.
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 KJV
Prayers During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an amazing time in every woman’s life. From the moment of conception, you are creating another human being who will depend on your body to grow and develop.
This can be a scary thought, but there are ways to feel safer throughout each stage of your pregnancy.This is where the power of prayer can be a huge help. There are prayers for each stage, including preconception, during pregnancy, and for labor and delivery. Many pregnant women find that it makes them feel much more at ease to pray about their situation or simply ask God to take care of them and their baby in whatever lies ahead.
There are also many different types of prayers that you can say for yourself and your unborn baby throughout your pregnancy.
But the best prayer comes from your heart, not something written out to repeat over and over.
A simple, short prayer every day can help give you peace, strength, and help you build a trusting relationship with God during this journey.
Pray Over Your Symptoms
Many pregnant women experience many different symptoms in their pregnancy, but one of the most common is an upset stomach. If nausea or vomiting are among your symptoms, you can pray when you feel sick to ask God for strength and comfort during this time.
Another common problem in early pregnancy is fatigue. Pregnancy takes a lot out of your body, especially as the baby develops and grows. While fatigue is a normal part of pregnancy, it’s important to pray for strength to live your life and take care of yourself throughout this process.
And don’t forget about the later stages of pregnancy! Many women feel discomfort during labor due to a growing belly, a baby that won’t turn into a better position, or other reasons. Pray for an easy labor and delivery process as well as comfort in the third trimester.
Pray for Your Mental State
Hormones be crazy, yo. I’m serious, the ups and downs that come with each and every trimester can take a toll on a mama’s mental. So pray over it! Pray for a sound mind in Jesus.
Continue to cover yourself in prayer like you would if you weren’t pregnant. And if you don’t yet have the gift of the Holy Spirit, pray for the infilling! It’s definitely necessary in order to hear from God and the wisdom that comes with it.
Pray for Wisdom in Parenting
Another great prayer is asking God for wisdom on raising your child in the faith. The bible tells us to “train up a child in the way that they should go”. (Proverbs 22:6) When we train our children to be like Christ we are ultimately building God’s kingdom.
Ask God for wisdom in doing these things.
Pray for Your Spouse
Yes, we’re the ones who are pregnant but our spouses need encouragement and prayer too. I don’t know about you but those first trimester hormones weren’t very kind to my husband.
Pray for his strength during your pregnancy as well as his new role as a soon-to-be father. Pray that God gives him wisdom and confidence to walk in this new calling.
Pray for Your Doctor or Midwife
Think about this: the first person to touch your baby is your doctor or midwife. So it only makes sense to cover them in prayer. Pray over their hands and knowledge of their specialty.
Pray for their salvation and relationship with God. You never know what someone else is going through so it’s important to pray for EVERYONE we come into contact with.
Pray Over Your Postpartum Journey
Ooooweee this one was tough for me. I wish I would have known more about the 4th trimester but then I was in it. Pray again for your mental state AFTER having the baby.
Pray that you don’t experience the ups and downs of postpartum depression or the baby blues. Pray for the added support that is needed during this time to adjust to having a new blessing in your life.
Praying Over Labor and Delivery
While you can’t control the outcome of your pregnancy and how your baby will be born, you can pray while you’re pregnant that God will protect both of you.
As you approach labor, there are several different prayers that can be said to help you through your contractions (pray over your pain) and to wish your baby well (pray for your baby’s health) during his or her arrival into the world. Whether you have a difficult time with labor or go through it without any negative effects, these pregnancy prayers can remind you that God is by your side.
Final Thoughts on Prayers During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time when you begin to think about your faith and how God might have a role in your life. Praying during pregnancy can help strengthen your relationship with the Lord, so ask for his guidance before, during, and after you welcome a new baby into the world.
This post was all about prayers during pregnancy to help guide your prayers in each trimester.
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!