You made it to the Third Trimester!! It’s truly amazing to look back on all our bodies have done in the last few months. What a gift from the Lord, to grow this little one in your womb.
Praying for your baby’s growth and arrival is such an important part of preparing for them to come into this world
Prayers + Bible Verses for the Third Trimester
You are finally in the home stretch……. Your baby will be here in just 12 weeks! Although this seems like a long time, you will want to start preparing the nursery and your home for your little one’s arrival.
Prayer – Thank you God for a healthy pregnancy! We are so close to meeting our little baby and can’t wait for that day to come. As we begin to prepare for his/her arrival, help us to keep you in the center of all the busyness. You are so good! Amen.
- “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Your little one may be able to start sensing light outside the womb! It’s crazy how fast your baby is growing. This week he/she is already the size of a butternut squash!
Prayer – Lord, Oh how amazing is this process. You have planned every little detail so perfectly. I pray that as my baby is quickly growing, that I can enjoy every moment. Help me to stay present and not wish away this precious time. Amen.
- “Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
This week your baby’s lungs are beginning to fully develop. Isn’t it amazing that in just a few weeks he/she will be able to breathe on their own? God is continually working His hand on your little miracle.
Prayer – Father God, Thank you for this little blessing growing within me. I pray for my baby’s lungs, that they would continue to grow and develop perfectly. Each week that passes is a reminder that you can do the impossible. Continue to protect me throughout this pregnancy so I can nourish this little one. Amen.
- “For no word from God will be void of power.” Luke 1:37
Baby is starting to put on some weight! Of course, God created him/her uniquely in His image.. So their weight can vary, at this stage. You are probably starting to notice that your baby thinks it’s time for a dance party…… when you are ready to get settled in bed! It’s good to start noticing their patterns!
Prayer – Lord, as my little one wiggles around throughout the night, I pray that this would be a reminder of your goodness. That I would be patient and understanding, even when I’m tired and restless. Let him/her grow to be patient, understanding, and loving of others. Thank you for this beautiful gift… I am so grateful! Amen.
- “ Oh give thanks to yahweh; for he is good; for his lovingkindness endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
Around this time, your baby may flip into the head down position….. Which is super exciting because you are going to meet him/her so soon!! From here on out, your little one is becoming extra sensitive to noise. They may even have a preference in music. Encourage your spouse to talk to your baby…. he/she will be able to recognize their voice once they are born!
Prayer – God, excitement and nerves overwhelm me these days. Please remind me that you are in control of every circumstance. No matter how much I would like to plan when I deliver, you already know the exact second he/she will come into this world. Let my words bring glory to you and may my little one hear how much I love you. Amen.
- “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Your little one is continually practicing breathing, swallowing, and sucking their thumb. Isn’t it amazing that God is preparing them for what is to come?
Prayer – Lord, so often I like to know what is coming so I can be prepared. While my little one is growing in my womb, you are preparing him/her for this life. You are equipping him/her with the skills he/she needs to breathe and eat. I pray that this child would always trust your plans… even if he/she doesn’t know what you are preparing them for! Amen.
- “ Those who know your name will put their trust in you. For you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
By this week, your baby may start dreaming because their brain has fully developed!
Prayer – Lord Jesus! Thank you for giving me this little one to grow and nurture. As my baby begins to dream, I pray that you would allow his/her thoughts to be of your glory. While he/she grows up and dreams of his/her future, would you be the desire of their hearts. Give them the courage to run after what you have set their heart, soul, and mind to love. Amen.
- ” Also delight yourself in yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Everyday, your little one is gaining a little more body fat. This is what will help them to regulate their body temperature. God has truly thought of every single detail. Praise Him for caring for you and your baby’s every need!
Prayer – God, This little blessing is quickly growing within me. Help me to nourish my body, so he/she will become strong and healthy for this world. As I get closer to labor, I pray that you would calm my anxious heart and remind me that you are in control of all. Amen.
- “ Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you, and learn from me, for I am humble and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11: 28-29
Your womb is becoming a lot less roomy. Everyday as your baby grows, there becomes less room to move around. But this won’t stop them from trying!!
Prayer – Lord, As my baby kicks about, I pray that I would be reminded of how good and perfect you’ve made him/her. Let my child grow in knowing that they can come as they are…… because you made him/her in your beautiful image. Amen.
- “ As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let’s also bear the image of the heavenly.” 1 Corinthians 15:49
Congratulations!!! This week you have made it to a full term pregnancy! This is definitely something to celebrate, even if you are ready for your baby to come into the world!
Prayer – God, Thank you for bringing us to a full term pregnancy! We are so blessed to have made it this far. As my pregnancy comes to a close, I pray that you would prepare my mind and body for this amazing miracle. Thank you Lord for everything you’ve given to me! Amen.
- “or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God/ You are not your own.” 1 Corinthians 6:19
Your little one is still gaining some fat, so they will have enough energy until your breast milk comes in!! You are doing so well… don’t forget that God has prepared you for this.
Prayer – Lord Jesus, Oh how grateful I am that you have thought of every detail. I pray that I would continue to nourish my body so that my little one will have enough energy while my milk comes in. Give me the strength I need to bring my sweet baby into this world. Amen.
- – “But be you strong, and don’t let your hands be slack; for your work shall be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7
Now you are playing the waiting game! Any day, your little one could be ready to make an entrance into this world. God knows the exact moment this will happen, so try not to worry. He has everything in His hands.
Prayer – Father God, I am so ready to meet my little baby boy/girl. I am continually praying for a safe labor and delivery. Take away any of my anxious feelings and help me to rest in knowing you are protecting us. Thank you God for my beautiful little gift! Amen.
- “ 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.” Isaiah 41:10
If you are reading this, you are definitely ready for your little one to come!! God has His reasons, even when we can not understand.
Prayer – Lord, I am uncomfortable and so ready to meet my sweet little baby. Your timing is perfect, I know that your plans are so much better than my own. As each day passes, I pray that you would give my tired body the strength and love it deserves. Thank you Lord for loving me so much! Amen.
- “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you. says yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12
God has made everything perfect in HIS image. It’s difficult NOT to be in awe of God and His goodness, as you read about all that He is doing inside of you!
I hope that these prayers encourage you and your walk with God. Let these words be an inspiration…. and not just recited. My prayer is that during this special time you would find a deeper connection with the Lord.
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