Jul 272010
 

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.

quips tips coping infertilityI'm glad you're here! My name is Laurie Kienlen; I've been married almost a decade. My husband Bruce and I live in Vancouver, BC with our critters. We can't have kids, and are learning to accept whatever life brings - both good and bad. I have an MSW (Master of Social Work) from UBC, and degrees in Education and Psychology. I'd love to hear from you below - but I can't give health advice or counseling.

  61 Responses to “How to Pray for a Baby”

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

  11. 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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