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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Shalom! I can't give you advice, but please feel free to share your thoughts 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 can't have children, and we trust in God's love, grace, and wisdom. Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28.

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103 Responses

  1. Maxi says:

    my husband and I have been married for 3 yrs. he has 2kids from previous relationships and I have an 8yo from a previous relationship. my son wants a sibling, he’s the only child I have living. I had a miscarriage years before God blessed me with him. my husband and I have been praying and asking God to bless our home with another child. especially one that’s not outta wedlock, its ALWAYS been our desire to have a child in marriage. Lord knows we’ve has close calls when I’ve had ALL THE SYSTEMS just to take the test and it be negative. its been hard to deal with LORD KNOWS IT HAS! at times my son will come ask me when will I have another baby? he says mommy I want a brother or sister. he sees the commercials on TV with babies, and the look on his face makes me said and my heartaches. when I see him playing outside alone, and he sits out there looking lonely, it makes me cry. I’m crying now…. I had my fhs or fsh test had the hormonal testing and all is at normal range. I get regular menturals, I’ve even lost weight and still no pregnancy. its a strong desire to have another child, never desired to just have one, two was always good so that they would have each other. I come from a large family and they all have more than one child. I’m reaching another birthday this month 17th, turning 47 and yes that desire is STILL THERE AND STRONGER THAN EVER….I know God is able to do the impossible, my desires are his desires, for the they come from him. my HOPE TRUST FAITH IS IN GOD, TO BRING THIS DESIRE TO MEDIFISTATION…. #NOTHING2HARD4GOD

  2. nicona says:

    Dear God feel my pain and dry my tears and bless me and my partner to have a beautiful baby we been trying for years but I still can’t get pregnant I need your help o god please help us in the name of Jesus Christ make our dreams come true god you said that if I believe then I will receive and I believe in you that you will make our dreams come true heal my womb and healmy infertility and heal my partner infertility to I pray amen

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