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!



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    119 Responses

    1. JL says:

      Lord, thank you for the many blessings you have given us. Thank you for being the Almighty. Thank you for being an Awesome God full of mercy and grace. God, please forgive us of our sins. Help us in our every day life to be the light for you. Help us show all that you are Lord. Help us show them that you still live by living inside us. God we pray that you bless us with a baby. The doctors say that it’s slim but I know God that you can overcome science. Only You can overcome all that’s wrong Lord. We ask that you bless us with a baby this month God. Please bring this joy into our lives and the lives of others with the same struggle. Only You can do that Lord. Thank you for all that you’ve done and all that you’ve promised. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.

    2. Joy says:

      Lord to you we lift our faith that you may give us the chance to become parents and to finally have our bundle of joy come. My faith is stronger that all my fears and frustrations and I trust on your plan. Thy will be done. Amen

    3. Peace says:

      Merciful and Almighty God, I pray for you to bless me with fruit of the womb. Lord you said that we should ask anything in your name, that you will do it for us. I and my Husband has been trying to conceive since September 2013 natural, now I am on my 2 weeks wait through ivf, Lord pls in your mercies, give me a positive pregnancy result with multiple pregnancy, Lord we believe and Trust in you that you have done it for us. Lord bless my Husbands sperm. Merciful Lord, forgive us our sins and bless me with pregnancy this month, so that our joy will be full. Bless also those asking for fruit of the womd Lord. Help us to know and serve you more and more Lord. Glory and Honour will be unto you, while shame will be unto devil and their agents. This I ask through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

    4. Edwin Stevenson says:

      Dear friends. My wife has given birth to a baby boy, Jordan, on 16-12-2015.
      I received a promise from God in 1997 and 1998 that I will have a son. Like many in the Bible, I was not able to have children.
      Our church elders prayed for me last year in response to a word of knowledge. My wife was also hospitalized due to blood clots etc. She received 3 pints of blood and soon recovered.
      My wife was experiencing changes in her body and decided to do a pregnancy test.
      We celebrated much at the positive result, and completer ten months of pregnancy. God is faithful to fulfill His promises to you who are praying and expecting a baby. And to those of you who have not received a specific promise from God, just keep on resting in Him. Be encouraged. He is willing to show His kindness. I pray that God will do for you what He has done for us. What a precious gift. Amen

    5. Kate says:

      In the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit I pray that you will bless my husband and I with a beautiful baby, Jesus, give my body the strength to be the shelter for a baby. Heal my infertility so that my husband and I can grow our family. In your name Lord Jesus Christ I pray, I love you. Amen

    6. mariella says:

      Heavenly Father, I am so confused, Help me find the way. Grant me the serenity and patience to continue to work towards having a baby. Father, I trust in your will and know that you want this for me too. Help me to stay strong, affirm my faith and to understand that with you by my side, I can achieve my dream of having a healthy baby. I ask of this in your name and Jesus’s name, Amen

    7. lucy says:

      Dear Lord only i can i ask to grant me and my husband to be our heart desired which is a child we are always dream about and already have our son name which is Hosea Please fullfill our need Lord and forgive our sin in Jesus name i pray Amen.Glory to you Lord

    8. tina says:

      Lord I ask you a big favor can you help us along the way on this journey of trying to conceive my partener n I have been trying for a child for over 8 years. It deeply sadens us that we have not yet been blessed with a child. We promise to be great parents and teach him or her well we love you and hope are prayers are answered soon . in Jesus name amen ❤❤

    9. laura says:

      dear Lord pls forgive me for all sins. and pls bless me with a triplets this month in Jesus name I pray amen

    10. jamz says:

      i really pray to U Lord Jesus Christ bless my womb and my hubby bless him also the desires of our hearts to have a baby hopefully twins a girl and a boy…and grant us the desires of our hearts Lord Jesus we have been praying for a baby for so long have mercy on us Lord..pls do not be blind and deaf to our prayers..hopefully with your mercy,these will all be fulfilled before this year will end…this i ask in Jesus name i pray amen! :)

    11. Chakula says:

      Dear Lord, God i need ur help, please help me in the name of Jesus christ make my dreams comes true my God, i believe i will receive and i believe in you that u wl make my dreams comes true and heal me in Jesus name Amen

    12. Melanie says:

      Me and my husband have been trying for 7 years. I pray that God helps us conceive. It’s been a long road, please help us. Please hear our prayer.

    13. karen says:

      Thank you for this blog

      Lord you know our desires and we are going to wait for your promises and your blessings. we have been married for a year and four months and we have been trying for a baby but nothing yet. sometimes l cry on my own and l ask myself questions. but l have learn that God’s ways are not ours and neither His thoughts. one day He is going to deliver and l will not move until He blesses us.

    14. PATRICIA says:

      Dear Jehovah Jirah

      my husband and i have been married for over a year,he has 2 kids from a previous marriage and so do i,we so long to have one of our own,please Lord i pray that you bless my womb with a baby in JESUS NAME.

    15. Marie says:

      Dear Jehovah God,

      In Jesus’ name I humbly ask you to bless my womb and bless my partner’s “sperm.”
      I pray for everyone on this site praying and hoping for a baby. I give you advanced praise for my womb is already filled with your heritage and reward.
      I love you Lord.
      Amen.

    16. Joan says:

      This is a prayer my friend prayed for me and husband – sharing it and praying it for everyone in this conversation:

      Dear Heavenly Father,
      I lift up to you everyone in this thread. You said in your word that children are a gift and reward from you. Lord, we know we do not deserve anything from you, but in your great mercy and great love and grace for us, you have provided for us. We lift up to you desires to have children. Lord, if it is your will, would you be gracious to us all and reward us with (more) children in your perfect time. Praying that the resulting experiences will bring us closer to you and have a vibrant relationship with you.
      In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen!

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. Shawna says:

      I ask for prayer as well, my husband and I have been trying for 6 years and really want to be parents, I pray for peace and strength throughout this journey as it is not easy, and spent thousands on fertility treatments. I pray that all of our prayers will be answered and our hearts filled with joy and that when the time comes that we give him all the glory and share our testimonies with other who need strength May God bless us all and his grace be upon us.

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