Oh the joy, then the tiredness, then the hunger cravings and even the nesting habits a woman can experience throughout a pregnancy. In each stage you or a loved one faces, we can place our hope and trust in God through each trimester, the delivery and bringing your newborn home. God wants to be our help, comfort, strength and give us health. May these Scriptures empower you to believe God is present to walk you through good and tough days.
(S) “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT
(P) You have a plan Lord for ___ that is good and not one of tragedy. I pray Your will be done in ___’s life and speak to my/their future with hope and faith that ___ will be able to have children. May You be present in ___’s life as ___ seeks You with all my/her heart.
(S) “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me.”
Psalm 139:13-18 NLT
(P) You are amazing God in how You formed our inner most parts from the start. How complex, yet wonderful is Your workmanship. May You do the same within ___’s womb, creating a healthy, precious child to grow and go through a safe, healthy birth experience.
(S) “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for me. Your plans for me are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”
Psalm 40:1-5 NLT
(P) As I wait on You Lord to help ___, thank You for hearing me in my stressful place, bringing me out and in to a calm, safe place of hope in You hearing my pleas for help. I praise You for who You are. I trust You because You have plans for ___ that are good and numerous. I praise You with an expectancy of what is ahead.
(S) Your wife will bear children as a vine bears grapes, your household lush as a vineyard, The children around your table as fresh and promising as young olive shoots. Stand in awe of God’s Yes. Oh, how he blesses the one who fears God!
Psalm 128:3-4 MSG
(P) May ___ give birth to many healthy children as they desire in their heart. May ___ stand in awe of Your yes to me/her. You indeed bless those who fear and reverence You.
(S) “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you.”
Jeremiah 1:5a NLT
(P) What a joy to know You formed my/___’s baby. I praise You for the set time You have picked for ___ to be born healthy and whole in Jesus’ name.
(S) “You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.”
Isaiah 26:3 ISV
(P) Thank You for that perfect place of peace You provide ___ as I/they stay focused on You.
(S) “1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you—under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
Psalm 91 MSG
(P) You mighty God are present to be ___’s safety. Thank You for not letting harm come to ___ with her fertility, pregnancy and delivery – You are present from start to finish. Your arms protect ___’s newborn from the beginning to a healthy birth. May ___ NOT fear but trust You through each phase as You keep ___ and the baby free from disease or defect. You promise NO harm comes to ___ and the baby. You order Your angels to guard them and give them Your best care. Thank You Father for being present with ___ and their baby daily, giving them a long life.
(S) “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to us are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.”
Psalm 127:3-4 NLT
(P) ___’s unborn child is a blessing from You Lord. Thank You for ___’s child will be born healthy and strong.
(S) “Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].”
Hebrews 11:1 AMP
(P) I’m expectant that ___’s pregnancy will go well and her delivery will go well with a safe, great delivery in Jesus’ name.
(S) “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NLT
(P) Help ___ not be fearful or discouraged in becoming pregnant for You will touch ___, strengthening her body to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery.
(S) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27 NIV
(P) Thank You God for giving ___ peace through her pregnancy. May she know You are present to protect her through delivery and bring about a healthy baby and good delivery.
(S) “So, don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ For your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So, don’t worry about tomorrow.”
Matthew 6:31-34 NIV
(P) May You help ___ not worry about becoming pregnant and carry her baby to full term for a safe, healthy delivery. Instead, may ___ look to You God and seek You daily through the process, knowing You care for every detail of her life.
(S) “The Lord gives strength to those who are weary. 30 Even young people get tired, then stumble and fall. 31 But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired.”
(P) Thank You Father for giving strength to ___ in her weariness with the pregnancy/fertility concerns. Help ___ place her trust in You as You strengthen daily to full term and delivery of her healthy baby/s without being weary.
(S) “This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us.”
I John 5:14 AMP
(P) May ___ be confident in realizing that she can ask You to help her with a safe pregnancy to full term and deliver a healthy baby/s.