Pray for your babies even before they arrive! 14 Bible verses you can pray over your unborn child, for their health, spiritual well-being and more!
When you’re expecting, there’s a LOT to do to get ready for baby’s arrival!
And as a Christian mom, part of preparing ourselves for a new little one is spending time in prayer for our baby’s health and spiritual well-being.
A couple of months ago, I was convicted that I wasn’t spending much time in prayer for our fourth baby specifically.
We included the baby in prayers for our family but I wanted to be more intentional about speaking Scripture over my unborn child!
I spent some time looking through my Bible and using Bible Gateway to find some beautiful passages that speak precious promises and God’s truth over our baby!
I’ll share them with you in a moment, but first, know that you can certainly pray these over all of your children, as we know that the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11-12) and that Scripture prayed over your family has great power.
Here are three quick tips for how you can specifically pray for your unborn child.
3 Tips for Praying Over Your Baby
1) Pray by repeating words of Scripture over your child. For instance, one of the verses I am using is 2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
So I might say something like this: “Lord, please help my baby (say their name if you’ve already decided!) to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Thank you that you have all the glory and honor and that you will give our child the gift of faith to know you forever. Amen.”
2) Praise God for your baby’s life! Thank Him specifically for the blessing of a baby and the work He will do in you through your child’s life.
3) Ask God to help you raise your child with wisdom. James 1:5 tells us that if we ask for wisdom, God will give it to us! I find that it’s so important to continually pray for wisdom as we parent.
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I’ve also created a free printable with the fourteen verses I chose in case you would like to print it out and have it nearby when you have prayer time (it’s an 8×10 so you could trim and frame it or put it in a page protector as is).
Further down this post, you’ll also find a link to download some printable prayer cards with these verses!
They are mostly NASB and NKJV with a KJV verse thrown in because I liked the way it was phrased better than the other versions.
You could use these at night before bed and can include your older children in praying these over the baby during devotions, which is what we did! They are wonderful for memorization as well and can easily be used in a two-week cycle.
Below are the verses I chose to pray over your unborn child, feel free to look them up in your favorite version!
14 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Unborn Baby
Psalm 139:14 – “I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”
Philippians 1:6 – “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in your will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 127:3-5 – “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”
3 John 4 – “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”
Isaiah 54:13 – “All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of Thy children.”
Psalm 90:17 – “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.”
2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”
Colossians 2:2 – “That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself.”
Titus 3:5-6 – “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”
Psalm 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”
Psalm 145:4 – “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”
1 Samuel 1:27 – “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.”
You’ll notice almost half of them are from the Psalms. I love how the poetry and promises of this book of the Old Testament!
There are many, many verses that I’m sure I have not included, so if you have some that you currently pray over your children, please feel free to mention them in the comments!
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