Pregnancy is such a unique time in your life. It is a time filled with curiosity and anticipation, excitement and worry. Questions may run constantly through your mind…What will the baby look like? What will the baby enjoy doing? Will my child follow and love the Lord? What challenges and trials will this child face in life?
When I became pregnant, I began to pray for our little girl’s life and her relationship with the Lord. While you are nesting and growing this sweet child, it’s the perfect time to begin praying for their life and all that God has planned for them.
There are so many encouraging Bible Verses for babies in the womb, and we have compiled some of our favorites! Our hope is that these prayers will serve as inspiration and a starting place, but will in no way replace your heartfelt words with God!
I’ve also created (FREE) Printable Prayer Cards for Pregnancy, while I was pregnant for my daughter. I hope these verses encourage you to begin praying over your precious child.
11 Bible Verses and Prayers For Babies in the Womb
Note: These Bible verses are from the WEB (World English Bible) version. Each verse is coupled with a prayer for your precious little one to serve as inspiration.
1. Psalm 139:13-16
“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.”
Isn’t it amazing that even before there was a positive pregnancy test, the Lord knew this child? This Bible verse is a great reminder that the Lord has a plan for this child and he/she was thoughtfully made.
Using this verse, here’s a prayer idea:
Lord, Thank you for blessing us with this baby, who you have created in my womb. Before we even knew about this child, you had a plan for their life. God, please help us show this child that they are truly loved. That you created them perfectly in your eyes. I pray we can encourage them not just by our words but more importantly by our actions. Thank you God for this beautiful gift! Amen.
2. Philippians 1:9-11
“This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
This scripture for pregnancy is all about focusing and praying that this sweet little one will grow into a Christ-loving, glory-giving child and adult.
This verse could be a great prayer on its own, however, here is another prayer idea based off this wonderful verse:
Lord, I ask that you help us prepare for parenting this child. That you would guide us in sharing your love and our faith with them. This life isn’t about us, but is to bring glory to your name. I pray that we can be good examples of your goodness and teach them right from wrong. Our mission is to prepare them for the day they come before you. Thank you God for the gift of parenting! Amen.
3. 2 Thessalonians 3:5
“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love, and into the perseverance of Christ.”
One of our biggest roles as parents is to help guide our children into a loving relationship with God. This verse and this prayer are a great place to start on our journey!
Lord, Our greatest hope is that this baby would grow to love and follow you. This sweet and simple verse reminds us that it’s in your doing that they would fall in love with you. Help us as parents to guide them in your ways and show them what it looks like to truly love you first. Thank you for loving us God! Amen.
4. Galatians 1:15
“But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through his grace.”
While your child is growing and awaiting their arrival into this world, it is so exciting to think about the day where God, through his grace, will finally bring us together! He already knows the plan for your child, and this prayer and verse are a great reminder of this!
Lord, We pray that this child would know that you have set them apart. Just as Paul was set apart and called by your grace, we pray that our baby would know that you have already done this. Even though they may think they are off track, help them to know that every moment in their life is part of Your story. God, please help us to encourage him/her into what you have called him/her to. Thank you for giving this child their unique gifts and traits, that you made so perfectly. Amen.
5. Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
This Bible verse for babies in the womb is a way to reflect on God’s purpose for your child. This little one, now so small, was born to do great things, and this verse and prayer are a great way to celebrate that!
Lord, We are so excited to meet this sweet baby! As we read this verse, it’s a beautiful reminder that you already know him/her. You have planned every part of their story and who they will grow to be. Just as Jeremiah reminds us, you already know who this child will become. We pray that they will use their gifts to bring glory to your name! Amen.
6. Psalm 126: 2-3
“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations,’Yahweh has done great things for them.’ Yahweh has done great things for us, and we are glad.”
As the days grow nearer and nearer for your child to arrive, this verse and prayer can fill us with such excitement! Just knowing that God has done great things and will continue to do great things is such an encouragement during this time of waiting!
Lord, We pray for laughter and a life full of happiness for this little one. That you would fill their spirit with joy, that will shine like a light to others. God, please help us to enjoy the precious moments to come; Their little giggles and first steps. Thank you for giving us a reminder of what a simple love for you looks like. Amen.
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7. Ephesians 6:10
“Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.”
Strength of mind, strength of faith, and strength of spirit are instrumental, and this verse and prayer focuses on bringing up our child to be one of strength! As parents of faith, it is our greatest hope that our children grow to be strong leaders of faith with a strong relationship with Christ!
Lord, As this sweet baby grows within me, strengthen him/her. We pray that we can guide and nurture this child in your ways. Our hope is that they will come to know you and have a lifelong relationship with you. Thank you God for giving us this child to care for. We pray that you would strengthen them physically and in faith as they grow in my womb. Amen.
8. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
“To this end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire of goodness and work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Just as this verse for pregnancy shows us that Christ already has a calling for our little one, this prayer helps us to remember that in order to fulfill and be worthy of our calling and desires, we need Christ and his guidance through this journey!
Lord, you have been so faithful and good in fulfilling our desires for this child. This is one of the greatest gifts you have given us. As this baby grows in my womb and through childhood, help us to pray constantly for him/her. I know we can’t protect them from everything life will bring, but may our prayers for this child be heard. God, we ask that you would stir a desire in his/her heart to love you and your goodness; That he/she would follow your plans and calling that you have already placed on their life. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of prayer. Amen.
9. Deuteronomy 4:9
“Only be careful, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children’s children—”
There is so much temptation and sin in this world! Even before our child’s eyes open for the first time, it is important to pray for their strength and diligence in their pursuance of Christ and His love!
Lord, this child’s faith starts with our foundation on you. They will learn about you and your goodness not by the faith we teach them but by the actions we take. Help us to be parents who are faithful to you. Although we will not do everything perfectly, help us to love this child in the way you first loved us. We pray that we can be an example of what it looks like to love and trust you wholeheartedly. Thank you God for giving us this sweet baby to nurture. Amen.
10. Isaiah 64:8
“But now, Yahweh, you are our Father. We are the clay and you our potter. We all are the work of your hand.”
This bible verse is perfect for those moments when you are feeling a lack of control. God has hand crafted our life and this child’s life, and we must do everything we can to work for Him and His glory!
Lord, How great and wonderful is your name! You are our father, the greatest example of love and compassion. Thank you for creating this child with every little feature and characteristic that makes him/her so special. We pray that he/she knows he’s/she’s perfect, worthy and deserving of your love. Help us to be an example of self compassion because we know you created us. We are the clay, you are the potter; the work of your hand. Amen.
11. Psalm 144:12
If you know the baby’s gender, you can begin praying specifically for their role as a man or woman. It’s important that we ask God to begin preparing our hearts to parent this precious child.
Lord Jesus, Thank you are this precious child. I pray that you will begin preparing and shaping me to parent this sweet child. As they grow, help me to guide them in their role as a man/woman on this earth. In your precious name, Amen.
Before the pregnancy test, and even before this child was a thought, God already had a plan! These verses remind us of this and so much more.
We hope that these Bible verses and prayers for babies in the womb have found a special place in your heart. We hope that they serve as a starting point in your prayer journey as you anxiously await the arrival of your little miracle! God is so good and powerful. He sees your every hope, worry, and the gratitude of your heart.
My God bless you and your little one!
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