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.

How to Pray for a Baby

Praying for Your Baby

“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.

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

praying to get pregnant

“How to Pray for a Baby” image by GLady, via Pixabay, CC license

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.

No prayer to get pregnant will guarantee you’ll conceive a baby, but prayer can may you spiritually, physically, and emotionally stronger to deal with whatever happens.

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!

You might also be interested in reading 13 Tips for Getting Pregnant Without Fertility Drugs.

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Welcome - I'm glad you're here! I can't give advice, but you're welcome to share your experience below. I'm a writer in Vancouver; my degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work. I live with my husband, two dogs, and cat. We are childless, & have made peace with it. It helps to love Jesus :-)

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  1. divyaa says:

    Please pray for me for a kid ; I’ve tried 4 times Iui and up to 20 Hcg injections with lot of tablets; Halopathy,Siddha and Homeopathy also tried.. I m very much depressed and worried morethan 6 years passed..please please pray.. At least god may be gracefull to me for your prayers…pls

  2. Salomi says:

    Me and my hubby are trying for a baby for past 1 and a half yr. Still we could’nt have a good news about my unborn child. Now my periods have got delayed for 10 days, but i don’t find any pregnancy symptoms, still i’m hoping to have a good news… I trust lord Jesus, that he will surely bless me with a baby very soon. Let your will be done, sweet Jesus.

  3. Jen says:

    After losing my 3 baby to a miscarriage last November, I have been trying to conceive again. It has been so hard and j feel like everyone around me is getting pregnant but me! Please god I want the chance to have another baby!

  4. grace sta ines says:

    pls im begging you help me to pray ,almost 8 yrs trying to conceive with 2 cycles of iui in fertility specialist but no luck. im so depressed i always prayed give me strength and courage to overcome this situation. thank you so much

  5. maria says:

    I have a almost 3yr old son.
    We want to add a second baby.
    In march I found out I was 7wks Prego and I had pain so I went to the hospital twice they couldn’t find the baby. So i went one more time and they found it in my tube(ectopic) i had to get a shot , 4days later,i had the most terrifying pain unimaginable wouldn’t wish upon no one. My tube rupture wich I had to get surgery and it left me with one last tube. Doctors said it was healthy. I’m hoping and praying i will conceive in the right spot in my uterus. I really want my son to have a sibling. We started trying again after 3months of surgery/metroxaxte shot .
    I pray and wish baby dust to you all.

  6. Bethany says:

    I have been pregnant 3 times. I lost the first baby at 9 weeks, the second at 11 weeks, 3 days, and thus must recent loss is a chemical pregnancy that I am currently experiencing.
    Devastation is an understatement. However, I believe that God loves me and wants me to be a mother. I cannot give up hope. I have prayed for each of these pregnancies and yet each one was taken from me. I don’t know why, but I still believe in God’s goodness and that he will give me the babies I have prayed so hard for.
    Thank you for writing this post on centering prayer. I need this in my life now so desperately.
    Thoughts and prayers for all of you other mothers out there longing for a baby.

  7. Ebony says:

    I’ve been trying to conceive for about 7 years now! I will be 30 in June and i so deeply want a child I pray continuously and I have to Trust that God will make me a mother! God’s will be done!!!

  8. Mary says:

    People who ask for girls or boys, there are people out there who would give anything to have a baby, even one, pray for a healthy baby, boy, girl, doesn’t matter, my son and daughter in law would love to have a little healthy baby, but hasn’t got one, please pray for him.

  9. deepa says:

    please pray for us to have a baby suffering a lot

  10. Gj says:

    I am asking you to join us in our prayers to have a child. My husband and I are working to have our own little bundle of joy for 10 years. Since he is working as a seafarer and only goes home after 9-10 months contract with only 2 months as his longest vacation. We really had a very hard but with God’s help I strongly believe that He will still give us a child in His perfect time. I am now 37 years old and claiming to God that I can still bear a child.

  11. Jess says:

    My prayers are for me to trust and accept God’s will. I am divorced with 3 children. I had two of them when I was very young and they are teenagers now and I also have a 4 year old that wants a little brother or sister. I am now in a very loving relationship with the love of my life (I prayed for the Lord to give my heart to the man who deserves it and he has answered that prayer). He has no children and through the course of our relationship we’ve had little discussions about maybe and some day. He’s recently told me he doesn’t want one of his own right at the time my biological clock started going wild! I got baby fever and I got it bad. I’m praying for me to trust what God’s will is for us and our family. I’m also praying for God to speak to my boyfriend’s heart and for him to give the lord his fears and anxiety of being a father. He has told me he thinks he’s not going to be a good father. He is a wonderful man and a great father to my children so I have all faith he would be a wonderful father. My yearning to have a child with him is stronger than I ever thought possible. I feel I am being called to have a child and my faith is being tested to over come this obstacle. Lord I trust that your will is to comfort and guide us to what will be best for us and our family. Amen

  12. mhads says:

    please pray for us.. we are couple since 2007 and we are trying to have a baby since then but until now we are unlucky to have it we tried everything we know to help us but i believe in gods will we will have a gift that we are wanting ..please pray for us…

  13. Trisha says:

    My husband and I have tried for a baby for a long time. Please pray that we will have a beautiful baby. It is tearing us apart.

  14. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    If you’re praying for a baby, I pray for peace. May you rest in God’s arms of peace, joy, comfort, and compassion. May you trust that He will bless you with a family, and may you accept that your timing and His timing may not be the same! I pray that you find practical and emotional ways to trust God, and that your faith surpasses your fears, longings, and wishes for a baby.

    May you find pregnancy prayers that comfort you, bring you wisdom, and reassure you that God loves you and will work everything together for your good.


  15. Joanne says:

    My first-born is now 2 years old and my husband and I have been trying for a second baby for 1 year. I want a sibling for my elder boy because I am an only child and it is very lonely growing up as one and when I am a grown up, the responsibility of caring for my elderly Mum falls all on me especially after my Dad passed away. It has been very discouraging when friends and colleagues around me who are on their 2nd/ 3rd baby hope get pregnant so quickly while it is taking some time for me. I know I am in not much position to complain because I already have a lovely boy. But I would still boldly ask God to fulfill my heart’s desire in His time for a healthy second baby who would become best friend, buddy, companion and soul mate to his/ her elder brother. Please pray with me. Thank you!

  16. Gracious says:

    I wish God can answer me bfre june to concieve a baby boy , I’m just 22 years old iv been trying to get pregnant since last year nothing is happening .I pray GOD everyday to bless me buh it seems like my prayers are unheard even my boyfriend is starting to give up us. GOD BLESS ME AND MY MAN THIS 2015 with a baby boy. Even if its a Girl we dnt mind. Pray for us plz

  17. Veronica says:

    Please pray for me and my fiance,we have been trying for a yr to become pregnant and nothing, I recently found out i have a fibroid in my uterus that could prevent me frm conceiving , this scares me my fiance has no childrn and i want more than anything to give him a child, please pray for us….

  18. Laurie says:

    My prayer is that you have a healthy baby, a safe delivery, and a strong connection to your child. May you always remember that a baby is a gift from God, whether the baby is a boy or a girl, and may you always treat your baby as you yourself would want to be treated.

    Blessings on you and your family!

  19. blessing says:

    God revealed 2me that he will give me a son with dis pregnancy,but 2 different scans is showing that I’m having a baby girl,but I’m still praying that God will surprise me on the day of delivery wit d baby boy he has promised me,pls join me in prayers,cos I knw dere is nothin impossible with God.

  20. Laurie says:

    I pray for a baby for you. May God bless you with an easy, effortless conception of a child – and with a healthy, happy pregnancy. May you get pregnant quickly. May Father God grant you peace, joy, patience, and faith. I also pray for an open mind and heart, for God’s wisdom and guidance in your life. I pray that you are open to His voice, and that your heart is soft and ready to hear His whispers. Amen.


  21. Krissy says:

    Please pray for me and my husband. We have been trying for over a year to have a baby. After multiple tests and doctors still nothing. I pray for peace and his will. Thank You

  22. cathy says:

    Ive found great scriptural prayers from The Supernatural Childbirth by Jack Mize. In book and CD form.

  23. stella says:

    Please please god I trying for a baby can you give me that gift please

  24. Laurie says:

    May God’s peace be with you, whether you’ve been praying for a baby for weeks, months, or years. I pray for strength and courage, faith and hope. I also pray for wisdom for all couples trying to get pregnant. Wisdom to seek fertility help when you need it, and wisdom to trust that Abba Father loves you deeply. May your pregnancy wishes come true.


  25. rauna says:

    May the Almighty reach out and answer our prayers. He is our God, with him everything is posdible. May His will be done forever and ever. Amen

  26. Trisha says:

    Please pray that my husband and I can have a baby.

  27. Bethel says:

    Father,thank you for haven done that which you promised that none shall be barren among us.I used my wife now as a point of contact that you visit all of us looking forward to hear the cry of a health baby in our homes.Thank you have done it once again..amen.

  28. Laurie says:

    Dear Emmanuel,

    My prayer for you is that you find God’s peace, patience, love, and compassion. May your faith sustain you as you pray different pregnancy prayers. May you find the right Scripture points and passages — and above all, may your faith grow deeper and wider as you seek God’s will in your life. Trust that He knows what He is doing, and that He works all things together for your good – even if you can’t see it right now.



    i need some prayer points and their scriptures

  30. Laurie says:

    Thank you for your prayers for a baby, and your sincere desire to reach out to God as you try to get pregnant. May these pregnancy prayers give you peace and hope in your attempts to conceive a child.

  31. daniela says:

    Dear god
    I today I pray for all these couples that want to have a baby just like me god h are good and I know u love us just like we love u please God at these time I declare blessing in all these women God u had teach me to be strong to love and respect others to love u everyday and thank u for every minute God hold my hand and don’t lets go Bc I would never let u go thank you God of kindness lord of love

  32. Devorah says:


    Shalom Alechem!
    I wanted to share a heart felt out cry to the Father.
    I wanted God’s Daughters to know that I am not asking for just myself.
    If you have a low egg count, you only need one good one.
    Remember, your FSH regularly fluctuates.
    Most importantly, God’s will transcends any test results.
    I pray that God’s will for all of you is to be blessed with a child.

  33. Laurie says:


    Thank you for your lovely, heartfelt prayer for a baby. It’s lovely to hear others say this lovely prayer for couples who want to get pregnant. May we lean into God as we hope to get pregnant…may we trust that He knows what we need most of all, and that we accept whatever God allows into our lives.


  34. Devorah says:

    My Lord, My God, Father…..

    I would like to include all of these grieving hearts that cry out for motherhood.
    Father, you see their grief and hear their thoughts when they see those who are expecting in public.
    You hear their questioning where You place this blessing. Father, You have placed in us as women the desire to give birth and be mothers. I am asking you to commit to the way You’ve created us. They say, prayer does not change You, but it changes us. However, the out cry of Your creation has ALWAYS moved you. All through history, the prayers of Your people have provoked Your intervention. You are God of the impossible. Your are Master of ALL things! You are He who called woman into being, and You are the master surgeon. We stand on who You introduced Yourself to be, we stand on Your desire for relationship, we also stand on Your will for making us whole. Can He who created sight not see? Can He who created created ears not hear? Can He who created the heart not feel? Father, we are your children, and we want to share in Your joy, and understand such a LOVE. Father, many in this world focus on Your compassion, mercy, kindness, and peace. We thank You. However Father, I want to remind Your daughters that You are also a FORCE, A POWER, STRENGTH, PIERCING LIGHT, FIRE, AND GLORY. YOUR VOICE CALLED THE UNIVERSE INTO BEING. HOWEVER, YOU USED YOUR HANDS TO CREATE YOUR DAUGHTERS, AND BLEW LIFE INTO EACH ONE OF US! You CALLED all that surrounds us into being, but You used Your hands, Your, breath, Your Spirit, Your personal touch to create us. All that You used to create us are tools that represent Your STRENGTH, POWER, FORCE, AND GLORY. You hold the power of ALL existence in Your hand, but those same hands gave attention to every detail of our bodies. Your breath and Your Spirit created our minds and souls. Father, I cry out to You! Allow your Daughters to come to thy hand that created them, and commune thy Spirit with theirs. For they are Your creation, commit to the desire they inherited from You. I call You boldly, but fear You greatly. Let this not be religion, but relationship. Father, with our finite understanding, and questions of the Divine, we cry out with our hearts, and commune with our spirits. We know we are unworthy, so we stand on Your grace. We know we grow weary, so we stand on Your strength. We know you have the answers, so we stand on Your wisdom. Father, You have and always will intervene on behalf of man. Your intervention is obvious in our history of war and peace, oppression and freedom, disease and advance in modern medicine. These are all great big things, and we are grateful. Father, we know that in the midst of all the great things You do, You still encourage the random acts of kindness, hidden acts of righteousness, and the unexpected peace that surpasses all understanding. We acknowledge You willingness to intercede, we ask You for it. If we claim that You are God of the impossible, we will commit to it. Prepare us to be worthy of Your blessing, guide us to the path that we must take, quiet our spirits to hear You, and let us know that You are with us every step of this journey. We cannot claim that You are God of the impossible, and then believe that THIS is impossible.

  35. Laurie says:

    I like that prayer for pregnancy: Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

  36. Araceli says:

    Matthew 6:13 – “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.” Amen.

  37. Laurie says:

    Dear God,

    May the men and women who have shared their prayers for getting pregnant be blessed with a baby! May You be with them as they trust You and have faith in You. Please give them the desires of their hearts, and be with them as they journey towards the blessing of pregnancy.

  38. Barbs says:

    I pray that my third IVF cycle is the last and it results into twins. AMEN!

  39. Laurie says:

    Thank you for sharing your prayers to get pregnant here. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers, that God will bless you in ways you can’t even imagine.

    Pray for peace, pray for your baby, pray for acceptance, pray for strength, and pray for God’s will to be done.

  40. margaret says:

    am praying that, God will hear my humble cry by giving me a baby for I have been married for three years

  41. Ruriko says:

    Lord God… every day every hour i praying to you that i pregant please listen to my prayer LORD. im not getting younger (37) i believe in you and in miracle…I will serve You forever more till I die.
    In Jesus Almighty Name I Pray. Amen

  42. Sandra says:

    I yearn for a baby so bad. My hearts desire is to become a mother. I pray to God Lord Jesus for the gift of a baby for me and all others who are struggling to conceive. I have been married for 2years and many keep on dreaming that I had a baby-I pray that God fulfils what HE Alone has revealed. I Thank You Lord Jesus for this gift. Amen I shall worship and praise You all the days of my life. May my child be the covenant between You and I that I will serve You forever more till I die.
    In Jesus Almighty Name I Pray. Amen

  43. jan fusilier says:

    Please keep me in yall prayers I’m trying to conceive. Hope I can soon git a doctor appointment next week hoping for the best. If I have to have surgery please god let me come out with a great outcome. And have the money to do it. I really want a child I’m not getting any younger (33) . Thanks god and have a great night. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this god bless

  44. Laurie says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you – I pray every night for couples who want to get pregnant!

  45. cecilia says:

    My heart and prayers go out to all woman that want to have a baby for I too wish for this miracle.

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