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11 Bible Verses for Premature Babies to Pray Over Them!

Every preemie parent goes through a world of emotions when they welcome their baby into the world earlier than expected – fear, anxiety, sadness and maybe even unwarranted guilt. When these emotions come, it is important to remain steadfast. One great way to do this is by remembering the best bible verses for premature babies. 

Remember when you found out you were pregnant? There was so much excitement and maybe even a bit of worry that consumed you. It doesn’t matter if this is your first child or your fourth child, baby planning mode automatically switches on in your brain.

  • First Trimester – Epic announcement. Continue taking care of yourself physically. Find an OB doctor.
  • Second Trimester – Maternity clothes. Anatomy scan. Start your baby registry.
  • Third Trimester – Decide on a name. Sign up for a birthing class. Wash baby clothes and bedding. Pack car and hospital bags.

The list seems to go on forever, but…

You never make it to your birthing class. Instead you end up getting a real-life lesson in labor and delivery. Premature labor and delivery.

[Don’t forget theses 15 Things when going to the NICU]

If you are going through a season of being blessed with a sweet preemie, ground your heart in God’s Word and find peace in His protective care.


Best Bible Verses for Premature Babies

Sweet momma, your plans have changed and I know your heart must be tired. Be encouraged by these verses focused on God’s goodness. He is your refuge. His love for you and your precious preemie never fails. These verses are great for both girls and boys.

We use the WEB version of the Bible, but feel free to use your favorite version!

1. Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; though the waters of it roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with the swelling of it. Selah.”

2. Romans 8:28

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.”

3. Psalm 94:18-19

“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping!’ Your lovingkindness, Yahweh, held me up. In the multitude of my thought within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”

4. Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thought that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.”

5. Lamentations 3:22

“It is of Yahweh’s loving-kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn’t fail.”


Bible Verses for Preemie Girls

I hope those verses focusing on God’s love for you encouraged your heart as much as they did mine. He is so good to us, even in the valleys. Here are some more bible verses for premature babies to keep you focused on Jesus as you care for your baby girl.

1. Psalm 139:13-18

For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, For I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn’t hidden from you, When I was made in secret, Woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.” 

2. James 1:17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.”

3. Isaiah 41:10

“Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.”


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Bible Verses for Preemie Boys

I said it before and I’ll say it again. He is so good! Maybe you’re a momma to a sweet preemie boy, we’ve got some great scripture for you too! Consider some of these verses as your pray over your baby.

1. Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the belly I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

2. Psalm 71:6

“I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb. I will always praise you.”

3. Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; don’t be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.”


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Prayers for Premature Babies in Hospital

“Rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer.” Romans 12:12

Dearest sister, keep preaching truth to your own heart in this season. Be hopeful in the Lord. Remain strong as you wait to bring your preemie home. Never forget to go to the Lord over and over again. He hears your prayers. He cares about your every member of your family – even the tiniest.

“Saint Theresa’s Prayer”

May today there be peace within

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.


Prayers for Boys

Praying For Strength

Thank you, God, for bringing our sweet baby boy into this world! We are so thankful for the chance to meet him. Father, we know that you are always with us…you are always with our son. Please strengthen him. Keep him strong and healthy. May his tiny fingers grow into strong hands that can serve you faithfully.

Praying For Healing

Lord, thank you for growing our sweet family. We need you to be near. Our family is overwhelmed. We are fearful and desperately need your peace. You are our only Refuge. You are our only Healer, our Hope. Father, you know what it is like to see your son suffer. Please heal our son.


Prayers for Girls

Praying for Strength

God, bless our precious daughter. She was born before her time, yet her birth was not outside of your hand. Make her stronger each and every day. Comfort her when I cannot. May she know your compassionate love now and all days of her life.

Praying for Confidence in Christ

Please help me, Lord. Help me to be confident in your sovereignty. You are the God who knows all things, her early arrival doesn’t surprise you. God, please take away the guilt in my heart. Help me remain confident in you and your protection. You are our Strong Tower.


Plan Change. God Never Does.

This wasn’t your plan. It not how life was supposed to be.

As you look at your sweet preemie, wondering why they joined you so early. Consider the best Bible verses for preemie babies. Consider Christ.

  • He came long ago as a baby, so you have hope when you look at your sweet child.
  • The Great Physician can heal your heart and He heals your preemie.
  • The Creator of all has a purpose and a plan.
  • He is with you in the valleys and the victories.

Don’t forget that we have an unfailing hope. Be hopeful, momma.

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