Praying for a baby during infertility seems like a continual prayer that goes in circles. Am I right? You’re trying to conceive but there’s a bigger emphasis on trying than the part where you’re supposed to conceive. You’re wondering why God hasn’t yet answered your prayer? Right? Well sis, I want to teach you how to pray with POWER over future children and open your womb through fertility prayer.
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Where to Begin?
My prayer journey started with a pen and paper.
At first I didn’t know how to pray so I wrote to God, and I’m sure many others before giving your life to Christ didn’t know how to pray as well, so this post is for you.
Grab a journal and just start writing your thoughts, desires, weaknesses, strengths, worries, and pain. God wants to hear it all.
As a prayer newbie, when it came to praying I would OCCASIONALLY pray over my food saying: “Thank you Lord for this food that you have given me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.”
Yep, that’s it.
That was the extent of my prayer life, and from what I can remember it didn’t even happen everyday.
So a lot of the food in my life has been eaten unblessed.
Now when it comes to prayer, I find myself 15 minutes in with tissues full of tears and on the floor, laid out before God.
Don’t worry, I’m not always so dramatic but when God is working IN my life I can’t help but to give Him praise and when he is working ON my life I can’t help but to pray!
Learn to Pray
In 2015, at a women’s group meeting at church, I learned how to pray.
I was taught an acronym to remember for prayer: ACTS. (Because we want God to ACT in our life, right?)
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
Apply Prayer to Your Life
In other words, the sincere and passionate prayer of a saved and sanctified man (or woman) is beneficially powerful.
I don’t know about you, but I want my prayers to be powerful.
Every time I pray I want God to know that I thank him, praise him, and give Glory to his name. Now as I have evolved in my prayer life to pray multiple times a day (even praying over my vitamins, lol) I find myself thinking of others out of the blue.
I believe that is the Holy Spirit letting me know that person is in need of prayer and I obey. Therefore, dive into prayer so that you may be blessed and also be a blessing to others.
Now that I have built this TTC community I find that my subscribers or email list sisters come to mind frequently in need of fertility prayers! How great is OUR God!
Prayer books that have helped me:
How Do I Begin to Pray?
Here’s a simple prayer to start with:
The Lord’s Prayer
“Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13
Now, I start everyday with “Thank You Jesus” as I awake and prayer as I start my day.
On the way to the gym I pray.
Before I eat, pray.
While I’m at work, I definitely pray.
My mother-in-law gave me a perfect scripture/painting to hang on my wall as a housewarming gift:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, PRAY about everything.” Philippians 4:6
How do I Pray a Fertility Prayer?
Hannah from 1 Samuel in the bible had the ULTIMATE fertility prayer.
Hannah prayed to conceive a baby and I related to her story immensely when I was trying to conceive my first child! She continued hoping and praying that motherhood is God’s will for her life. Is that you right now, sis?
The Story of Hannah
The name Hannah means graciousness and favor. God favored Hannah just like he favors you and I. Elkanah (Hannah’s husband) also had another wife named Penninah. Penninah had children and Hannah did not.
Elkanah loved Hannah even though God had closed her womb. Because of this Penninah constantly provoked Hannah.
Have you ever been provoked? I’m pretty sure you can think of some instigators in your life who are always negative, nagging or demeaning towards you. Sometimes we provoke ourselves! We see other pregnant women or happy couples or someone with something that WE WANT and we become so negative towards ourselves. In our minds we start to think that these things will never happen for us.
Well this happened to Hannah for YEARS. I can’t imagine what Hannah was going through and to be nagged at the same time by another woman?
Hannah was provoked into a state of depression. She cried. She didn’t eat. The burden of being barren was too much. Infertility was taking over her life.
And then Elkanah, (bless his heart) asked Hannah “why are you crying? and not eating? Why are you so down my love?” He said am I not enough? I am surely better than 10 sons.
Little did Elkanah know that some voids cannot be filled by man alone but only by God. Hannah “was in bitterness of soul” (1 Samuel 10). Has your soul ever been bitter? What did you do about it?
How can I be like Hannah?
Because her soul was so bitter, she prayed and made a vow onto the Lord:
“And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.” (1 Samuel 1:11)
She made a sacrifice before she received anything from God. She dedicated her son to the Lord even before she knew she would have one.
Hannah continued to pray at church. Eli, the priest, one day saw Hannah and her lips were moving but no words came out. (Sometimes I have a silent prayer because I know God hears my heart.) Eli thought she was drunk the way she prayed. He asked why she came to church drunk?
Hannah replied by saying she was not drunk but in deep sorrow and only pouring out her soul to the Lord. How many of us are that deep in our prayers where we look crazy and drunk?
So deep in our prayers that we are giving our ALL to God.
Eli Understood and said go in peace and may God grant your request. Sometimes God will send someone or people to confirm our prayers and that he has heard our cries.
“”Oh, thank you, sir!” she exclaimed. Then she went back and began to eat again, and she was no longer sad.” (1 Samuel 1:18)
The next morning the family went to church and worshipped. Therefore, we have to pray and then worship, praise Him even before our prayers are answered. Have faith in our worship that our prayers have been heard.
After worshipping, they returned home and Elkanah knew Hannah. When someone ever knew someone else in the bible it means they were baby dancing! Then the bible says that “the Lord remembered her”.
In due time (bible doesn’t state how long) Hannah conceived a son named Samuel who ultimately became a prophet. Then the Lord remember Hannah 5 more times (she had 5 more children).
I’ll leave you with this: “Faith takes God without any ifs” -D.L. Moody
No more “if” I conceive. Have faith in God my love!
Sacrifice for the Lord as he has sacrificed for us. So, pour out your heart in prayer and then worship him for the blessing you have faith is on it’s way!
He will remember you like he remembered Hannah.
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Dear Heavenly Father, we come to you in praise and in worship of your holy name. We honor you for what you are doing, have done and will do in our lives. We thank you for the opportunity to come boldly at your feet and pour out our greatest desires.
For God, your word says that you will give us the desires of our hearts if we delight in you. Today Lord, we ask that you open any closed womb Lord. Lord we pray that you touch and open our womb God so that we may carry a child through a healthy pregnancy. We pray that your healing touch is upon our reproductive organs and that you regulate any irregular hormones.
We pray that you cover our husband as well during this time Lord so that his seed may be ready. Today we plant a seed of prayer, we will continue to water it by diving deeper with you because we know that you are the only one who can give the increase and growth. Soften our hearts Lord to follow you and to bask in your presence. Answer “year by year” prayers today Lord.
In Jesus name, Amen.
The Benefits of Fertility Prayer
The benefits of prayer are often underestimated. Many couples trying to conceive believe that fertility treatments are the only way to achieve pregnancy. However, fertility prayer can be a very powerful tool in your fertility journey.
Fertility prayer can help you to connect with God and receive guidance and strength. It can also help to ease stress and anxiety, which can be common when trying to conceive. fertility prayer can also help you to focus on your fertility goals and remain positive throughout the process.
If you are trying to conceive, fertility prayer may be a helpful addition to your fertility journey.
How to Pray for Fertility
There are many ways to pray for fertility. The best is way is to create your own fertility prayer.
When praying for fertility, it is important to be specific. Prayer is more effective when you focus on what you want to achieve, rather than asking for general help. For example, you might pray for:
– healing of fertility issues
– a healthy pregnancy
– guidance and support from God
– strength and patience during the fertility process
The bottom line is that fertility prayer is a personal and powerful tool that can help you on your journey to conceive.
Prayers for fertility and pregnancy
There are also many prayers for fertility and pregnancy that you can use as a guide. Here are a few examples:
– Dear Lord, I come to You seeking guidance and support in our journey to conceive. Please help us to receive the fertility treatments we need, and give us patience and strength as we undergo this process. Amen.
– Heavenly Father, I offer You my gratitude for the gift of fertility. I ask that You please bless us with a healthy pregnancy. Guide our doctors and give us strength and patience as we undergo fertility treatments. Amen.
– Lord, I am grateful for this child that You have blessed us with. I pray that You will help us to conceive and carry this child to term. Amen.
Fertility prayer scriptures
There are also fertility prayer scriptures that can be helpful. Here are a few examples:
– ” Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34
– “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” -Mark 11:24
– “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”-James 5:15
– “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” -1 Peter 1:3
Fertility Prayer for IVF
-Dear Heavenly Father, thank you Lord for your provision in our IVF journey. I pray Lord that you bless my womb and the implantation process to conceive and carry through a healthy pregnancy. Lord, allow your peace and patience to overwhelm us in this process as we await our results. In Jesus name, amen.
Who do you pray to for pregnancy?
God. During my trying to conceive journey I prayed to God for a baby and also cast my worries to him. Trusting Him through the process helped me cope with the struggle of not conceiving month after month.
Prayer especially helped with my miscarriages and ultimately the conception of my rainbow baby.
I would pour out my soul to God and tell him everything. I would even talk to my baby while in the womb and pray over them.
I truly believe that fertility prayers are heard and that they work. If you’re trying to conceive, be sure to add fertility prayer into your daily routine. You never know how or when God will answer your prayers!
This blog post was all about fertility prayer.
Tell me sis in the comments below: What methods of prayer do you currently use during your fertility journey?
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!