Pregnancy is a beautiful and sometimes difficult journey. Trying to conceive or carry a child to term is an important time to lean on God. Historically, the Judeo-Christian tradition has placed a significant emphasis on the blessing of children. It’s no wonder, then, that there are many beautiful prayers for you to offer up whether you’re trying to get pregnant or already are.
Prayers for Pregnancy, Fertility, and Family
Though prayer is as simple as speaking your heart to God, sometimes it can be hard to know what to say. These historic Jewish, Catholic, and Christian prayers will inspire you with poetic and uplifting prayers. Meditate on them when you are anxious or at a loss for words.
Prayer for Conception
This modern Israeli prayer, written by Ruth Lazare, is a modern Israeli prayer typically recited before a Jewish ritual bath. It emphasizes purity and preparation, and its poetic request of God is perfect for couples and mothers trying to conceive:
My God, Creator of beauty and purity
Molder of body and soul,
I am the woman now standing before You in prayer.
Purify me at brooks of water
Anoint me with myrrh and incense
Renew light within me like the radiance of the moon.
My womb which You have given me
Place a soul in my midst.
Then may my home be whole before You,
And my insides be lined with love.
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Prayer for Fertility
A simple but sweet plea, this Catholic prayer for fertility will put your deepest desire into words:
You know my deep desire for a child
A little one to love and to hold, to care for,
to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive
and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in
Your holy image.
Guide me in all my choices so that this
conception, my pregnancy, and my baby's birth
are in line with Your will.
hear this prayer of my heart, mind, and spirit.
Prayer for Easy Pregnancy
This historic prayer originally appeared in the 1825 prayer book, “Yiddish Zultsbach.” It is a prayer that asks God for an easy, strong pregnancy:
May it be your will God, my Lord and the Lord of my ancestors, that you will ease for me the difficulty of pregnancy, and that You will increase my strength, and the strength of my fetus. And that you will save me from the fate of Eve, who was punished, “I will increase your suffering and distress, with suffering you will give birth to children.” When my time to give birth will arrive, I will give birth easily, and without any pain, and the baby will go out into the air of the world easily, and without any harm to me or to the baby. And the baby will be born with good luck [mazal tov], into life, peace, health, wealth, and honor, and will find grace in Your eyes and in the eyes of all your creations, and through this child will be fulfilled the verse: “There will not be a mourner or a barren woman in your land, I will give you a full life.”
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Prayer for Baby
Nancy Campbell, from the women’s ministry “Above Rubies,” wrote this modern Christian prayer for expectant mothers:
Father, I thank You for filling my womb with life. I know this precious little baby comes from You and has been destined by You from the beginning of the world. I thank You for this miracle growing inside me, in the "secret place" of my womb. I thank you that You are giving this little baby to us as a gift, but also as a gift for the world. We can't wait to see another image of Yourself come forth into this world and the plans You have for this child.
We ask you, Father, in Jesus' name, to hedge our little baby about with Your mighty protection. Watch over this little one each day as You intricately create him/her in the hidden sanctuary of the womb. We ask for Your divine health and that you will sustain me in good health and vitality throughout this whole pregnancy.
I ask that You will fill me with Your joy and that everyone will see the glory of God upon me as I nurture this precious life within me. Thank You again for this amazing miracle and for giving us an eternal soul that will live forever. It is awesome to think that I am part of something eternal.
I pray that You will keep this baby growing in the womb until FULL TERM and this baby will come forth in Your perfect timing.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
Prayer of Thanks
Complaints during pregnancy are connon. Stress, pain and general discomfort are familiar side effects of pregnancy but don’t forget what a blessing God has given you. When you are stressed or just need to pause and say “thanks,” here is a beautiful and simple prayer:
Thank you for the blessing you have given me in my womb. When I am stressed or tired, gently remind me of the exciting future that is to come. Thank you for keeping me and my child safe and using this pregnancy to grow me as a wife and mother.
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