How to Pray for a Baby
Centering prayer is about connecting with God, and it’s one way to pray for a baby. This prayer to get pregnant will help you focus your mind, spirit, and soul on what matters most.
“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard. Prayer isn’t about getting what you want – no matter important getting pregnant is to you! Rather, prayer is about communing with God so you feel more stable, secure, and peaceful no matter what happens.
Expecting: Praying for Your Child’s Development – Body and Soul by Marla Taviano will help you start your journey with God and your baby. If you’re praying to get pregnant, it’s also important to start praying for your unborn, un-conceived baby.
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It’s fine and even good to pray for a baby – God wants us to ask Him for the desires of our hearts! But, basing all your happiness on pregnancy isn’t a true spiritual relationship. God isn’t Santa Claus. When you think about how to pray for a baby, remember that He will give you what you need most.
Here’s how centering prayer for pregnancy works…
How to Pray for a Baby
Centering prayer is about silencing your heart and mind for peace, for increased spirituality, and for the emotional strength to cope with getting pregnant, not getting pregnant, or finding other ways to have the family you want. This type of prayer is an ancient meditative art that can be a prayer to get pregnant. It’s one way to learn how to pray for a baby.
However, more than anything, this type of prayer is about communing with God. Prayer isn’t about getting what you want; it’s about finding the strength to live with what you get.
Here are four steps to pregnancy prayer…
Choose a sacred word or phrase that symbolizes your intention
The focus of centering prayer is to consent to God’s presence and action within. Choose a word or phrase that helps you remember that you are consenting to God’s work and power in your life – whether that means getting pregnant or not getting pregnant. For instance, your sacred word could be “Trust” or “Hope” or “God’s will be done” or “Acceptance.” Note that it’s not necessarily “praying for a baby” or “increased fertility” or “conception”! The idea is to be open to what God has in store.
Find a comfortable position and quiet space when you pray for a baby
Where can you pray comfortably for 20 minutes? Try not to pray in a place where you’ll fall asleep or be distracted. Close your eyes and let go of everything happening within you – all your hopes and yearnings and wishes to be pregnant. This is a prayer to get pregnant.
When you’re praying for a baby, be prepared for distractions, such as images, feelings, reflections, physical sensations, and unexpected thoughts…and use your sacred word to quell those distractions.
Use your sacred word in your pregnancy prayer
Whatever thoughts or emotions come to you, lay your sacred word over them. That is, when you feel scared you’ll never get pregnant, repeat “Trust” or “Acceptance” until you feel calm and focused on God. If you keep frantically thinking about getting pregnant or what will happen if you don’t get pregnant, savor your sacred word: “Faith” or “God’s will be done.”
Be silent for a couple of minutes after you pray for a baby
Taking two or three minutes to transition from centering prayer to everyday life will help you bring your “God feelings” into your attempts to get pregnant. One benefit of learning how to pray for a baby is that it helps you feel peaceful, hopeful, faithful, and able to accept of whatever comes your way.
The purpose of pregnancy prayer is to give you peace, hope, and acceptance – whether or not you get pregnant. Knowing how to pray for a baby is important – and so is knowing when it’s time to get medical advice from fertility specialists. Read 5 Signs You Should See a Fertility Doctor.
If you’re looking for practical tips on getting pregnant in addition to learning how to pray for a baby, read Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child by Dr Victoria Maizes and Dr Andrew Weil. It’s a new book on fertility and natural ways to get pregnant.
I welcome your baby prayers, hopes, and intentions in the comments section below. If you have any thoughts on how to pray for a baby, please share!
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