Most women want so badly to be mothers. They never want to struggle with infertility at all but fertility struggles are very real for so many women. If you are not one of those women, you probably know someone that has struggled. God offers so many words of encouragement, truth, and hope in Psalms for fertility.
I have found some of the best psalms to speak truth into the lives and hearts of any woman that may need hope during a season of infertility or struggles surrounding fertility. God has so much for us and loves us beyond measure, keep reading and let me share that with you.
13 of the Best Psalms for Fertility
Psalm 37: 4-7
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Reminding ourselves to delight in God and trust him while waiting patiently for him to answer the desire of our heart will keep us anchored in discouraging times. Remember that the Lord invites us to rest in him.
Psalm 55: 22
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
Do not underestimate how freeing it is to give our cares to God. He will hold us up and help us keep going when we only want to fall apart or give up. We can stay firmly planted in his truth and purpose by giving him our burdens.
9 He settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.
This beautiful Psalm for fertility speaks directly to the heart of a woman longing to be a mother. While this is not a promise that every woman will be a mother by traditional means, he can and will give every woman joy in the waiting.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
This psalm speaks to so many areas of life, but to the woman waiting to become a mother, it is honey to the soul. We wait and we hope in his word. Hang on the truth of who God is during uncertain times.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
Children are a gift and if you are still waiting for that gift to arrive, please know that God sees you in your waiting and has a purpose and a plan.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
My favorite part of this verse is to let our heart take courage. We can be strong while we wait. We can have courage in our hearts to know that God’s plan is better than ours.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
When you feel like your heart might break in half from the disappointment of waiting to become a mother, take heart because God can and will heal your brokenness. He is waiting with so much more than a band aid to heal your wounds.
8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.
God gives a peace that goes beyond the peace of the world so that you can lay down and sleep in peace. In the midst of heartache and disappointment God alone will keep you safe and give you rest.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
This is such an amazing Psalm for fertility. In times that feel like motherhood is so far away we can trust the loving kindness of our creator while we rejoice in his salvation.
4 Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
When we don’t understand what is going on, we can ask God to teach us. To show us what he is doing. To help us understand and give us peace.
5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
The writer of this psalm understood despair and heartache but he praised God and hoped in him. He did not let despair bring him down. This is a great example of how we should handle our distress and sadness when we are waiting for a positive test result.
8 Record my misery;
list my tears on your scroll[a]—
are they not in your record?
9 Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me.
God is for you. He sees every tear you cry and records it. He knows how much you are hurting. But God is still for you.
8 The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.
His purpose and plan for your life may not be the same as what you would want for your life. That is okay because his love endures. He will complete the work he has started in your life for his glory. Take heart in those truths.
Praying with Psalms for Pregnancy
Praying God’s word back to him is a tried and true way to pray. God’s word is truth and his will absolutely. You can’t go wrong with praying scriptures. Praying the psalms for fertility is a good way to gain peace and understanding in the waiting. I want to leave you with a few examples of praying the psalms using 5 of the psalms above.
Psalm 56: 8-9
Lord, I know that you see my tears. You have kept a record of them and you see the wanderings of my heart and mind. Father I know that you are for me, even when I doubt, even when I have questions. Thank you for seeing me and for being for me. Amen.
Father, I don’t understand what is going on or what you’re doing in my life. Help me to understand. Teach me your paths and show me your ways. Amen.
Father, give me a heart of courage that hopes in you and trusts in what you have for my life. Help me to do what your word says, to be strong and wait for you. Amen.
Lord, you see how broken my heart is and the distress of my circumstances. I trust your word when it says that you heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. I know you will do this for me. Amen
Lord, no matter what happens in my life, no matter what your plan is for me, I trust in your loving kindness. My heart will rejoice in the salvation you have given me so freely. Amen.
These simple prayers just give an example of praying the psalms for fertility and during the struggles that come along with trying to become a mother for some women. Your prayers don’t need to be long or full of words, God knows what is in your heart and his spirit intercedes for you.
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When becoming a mother seems like it could not be further away from you and are downtrodden and brokenhearted. Remember that God sees you and loves your beyond measure. He has given us a treasury of Psalms for fertility to give us guidance to pray, meditate, and remember who God is. In the times that are hardest, remember this article and the verses within that offer hope and light in a time that could be very dark.
Rest in the fact that God loves you and sees you where you are. His word tells us that he has a plan and purpose and that he will complete the good works that he has started in us. But what he has for us could be very different from what we want to our own lives. Praying the scriptures is more about aligning with God’s heart and will for our lives than with getting what we want. As you pray scriptures and spend time with the Lord, you may notice your heart and desire changing and aligning with God’s will. This is beautiful and I pray you yield to whatever his will is for you.
As wonderful as motherhood is, as rewarding as it is to raise a child for the kingdom of God, his will is better. I pray you become a mother, or your friend, sister, or coworker become a mother, but more than that I pray that you love God with everything in you.
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