Whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced mom of multiples, trying to conceive can be a nerve-wracking experience. Despite how difficult waiting may be, it’s so important for us to keep our eyes on the Lord throughout this process and to trust that he has a plan for us. One way to stay focused on God while trying to conceive is through fertility prayers.
Prayer is our most powerful tool as Christians, not only because God hears our cries and grants us the desires of our hearts but also because prayer helps us to have comfort and peace in times of need. Even when we desire to pray, it’s sometimes hard to find the right words. We hope these prayers for fertility will help you approach God in prayer even when you don’t know what to say.
How to Pray for Fertility
If you are praying for yourself to conceive or even someone you love, you may be wondering how to pray and what you should specifically be praying for. When we feel like we’re walking through a valley, sometimes we come to God in prayer and have no words. Maybe all we can offer is a plea or the tears that fall so freely in uncertain times.
Dear friend, God sees your heart even when you don’t have the words to express how you feel. When you can’t find words to pray, read the word of God and pray it over your situation and your life. His word is full of promises that will encourage and uplift us no matter what we’re going through.
We know your needs may not look exactly like the needs of another mama who’s trying to conceive, but there are some things we all may need in a season such as this one. When praying for fertility, every mom or mom-to-be needs peace, patience, comfort, strength and encouragement.
Pray for Peace
Many women tend to feel anxious and worried in seasons like this, especially when there is uncertainty about the future. Whether you’re trying to conceive your first, second, or third child, there may be a lot of what ifs and doubts running through your head. More than anything, you need the peace of God to wash over you and help sustain you through this time. Nothing in this world can truly give us peace like the Lord can, and he can provide us with that peace even when we’re walking through a valley.
John 16:33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)
Lord Jesus, I pray your peace would wash over me in this season. I know that your peace surpasses all understanding and that you have not given me a spirit of fear. Instead of anxiety, help me to experience your peace and feel your reassuring hands wrap around me. I know you are bigger than my situation, and that you are my healer and deliverer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray for Patience
One of the hardest parts of trying to conceive is the waiting. It’s easy to feel discouraged if you don’t get a positive pregnancy test right away, but we have to remember that it may not happen in our timing. As difficult as it may be, we have to trust in God’s perfect timing and remember that he has plans to prosper us and not to harm us. In seasons of waiting, we must listen for his voice and let his word continue to guide us.
Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (NIV)
Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of this time. Even though it’s hard to wait for something I desire, I know your timing is perfect and I thank you for this season. I pray your comfort and peace would overflow and that you would help me to cast every care onto you. Help me to listen to you fervently and to have eyes to see what you’re teaching me while I wait. I trust in your timing and I believe you will make everything work out for my good. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray for Comfort
As we are waiting for God to bless us with a child, sometimes we just need him to wrap his comforting arms around us. We can’t go through this on our own and the Lord doesn’t expect us to. He loves us so much that he longs to comfort us when our hearts are troubled and wants to lift us up when we’re discouraged. If you need his comfort today, don’t hesitate to run into his open arms.
Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV)
God, I know that you see my heart and you see every anxious thought in my head. I pray that you would allow my body to conceive and give my little one the health and strength they need to grow. I pray you would help me to trust in you throughout this process and comfort me when things don’t go my way. When my world feels like it’s crumbling, help me to lift my eyes to you. Be my comfort in times of trouble and times of sorrow. I believe you are still with me, even in this difficult season. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray for Encouragement
In times of trouble, we need the support of those around us. Although the Lord encourages us often through his word, it’s also important for us to have friends and family who can encourage us as well. When praying for encouragement from the Lord, pray that he will speak words of wisdom to you both through his word and through his disciples.
Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” (NIV)
God, I trust that you are my greatest encourager and that you want me to lift my eyes to you. I pray you would help us to conceive in the right time and that you would begin to prepare my heart and my body for this pregnancy. When I feel discouraged and I am afraid, remind me that I belong to you and that you always keep your promises. Help me not to doubt you, but instead to trust in your word and hear the wisdom that you speak to my heart. Thank you for surrounding me with loved ones and giving them the right words to say. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray for Strength
No matter where you’re at on this journey, there will be days when you feel like you simply don’t have the strength to go on. It is on those days when we truly have to lean on the Lord and rely on his strength to carry us through. When we feel as though we’re at the end of our rope, God will always give us the strength to carry on. We may be weak, but his spirit makes us strong.
dsIsaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)
Lord Jesus, I pray when I am weak, your spirit would be strong in me. You see all the pain that I feel, and you see me every time I feel like giving up. I pray you would give me the strength to keep going and allow me to stand on the truth of your word. No matter what comes, help me to trust in you and trust in the plan you have for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in your life full of joy and excitement for what’s to come. But if it takes longer to conceive than you expected, it can make you anxious and cause you to worry about the future. No matter what you’re going through or where you are on your fertility journey, God cares about every thought and every anxiety you have. His word will light your path and help lead you forward.
It’s important that we turn to God in prayer during both the good times and the bad because he longs to hear from us and wants to give us hope in times of trouble. If you are feeling discouraged in this season of your life, we hope these fertility prayers will bring you peace, comfort, and strength to keep fighting and walking down the path God has for you.
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