Prayer for successful pregnancy

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: Pregnant at 40 for 1st x. wed. November.18-heartbeat undetected but hormone levels normal. Mon. November 23 go in for 2nd hormone/blood test. Hormones need to have doubled every 2 days by then. ultrasound#2 on Tues. November 24 @ 12:40 p.m. hope heartbeat now detected and pregnancy going normal.  I have had a little bleeding this could be normal or not. URGENT. please pray for healthy baby in god’s will. “god give the barren woe a baby.”

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Strength for Childbearing
Lily Bateman & Kristin Schuchmann
(all scriptures quoted are from the New International Version of the Bible)

Exodus 1:19
“The midwives answered Pharaoh, ‘Hebrew women (God-fearing women) are not like Egyptian women, they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.’”

Lord, thank you that I have vigor and strength to deliver this child you have given us!

Exodus 15:2
“The Lord is my strength and my song.  He had become my salvation.”

Lord, You are my song in the light and in the dark.  I will always sing to you, my Savior and my strength.

2 Samuel 22:33
“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”

Lord, You make the way of our baby’s delivery perfect.  You cause my body to be strong and work perfectly in order to glorify yourself in the delivery of our child.

Psalm 18:6
“In my distress I called to the Lord, I cried to God for help.  From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”

Lord, I call to you for any help I will ever need, no matter what my situation.  I call on You first… and you hear my call.

Psalm 46:1-2
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear…”

Lord, You are the only ever-present one.  Thank you for being with us during labor and delivery.  I will not fear.

Psalm 139:14
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…”

Lord, You made me.  You created me to carry and deliver children.  Thank you for making me in such a wonderful fashion.

Isaiah 26:3
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”

Lord, You are my supernatural, perfect peace.  I know your peace and will know it during labor and delivery of this child.  My focus is on You and your goodness.

Isaiah 40:30-31
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.”

Lord, You will renew my strength during delivery.  My strength will not wear out because it is from You and my hope is in You.

Isaiah 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.”

Because You, Lord, are staying with me throughout my labor and delivery, I have no reason to fear.

Isaiah 43:2
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…”

Lord, thank you for not leaving us alone.  Thank you for being with our baby as it passes through the waters in my womb.

Isaiah 51:12
“I, even I, am He who comforts you.”

Thank you, Holy Spirit, for always being my comfort.  You always bring the comfort I need.

Philippians 4:13
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

Lord, I confess I can do this through You.  It is You who gives me strength.

Psalm 119:165
“Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”

Proverbs 14:30
“A heart at peace gives life to the body.”

Isaiah 54:13
“…and great will be your children’s peace (shalom).”

Thank you, Lord for your promise of peace.  I receive the peace that is mine in you, Jesus.  Thank you that my baby’s shalom, peace and total well-being, is secure because of your faithfulness to your servants and to your Word.  May your peace rule and reign and give life during my labor and the delivery of this child you have given us.

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There are many Catholic Saints that you can pray to for fertility, and St. Brigid (St. Bridget of Ireland) is not the most common.  She is, however, a saint of great comfort to me and I make sure to celebrate her at her feast day on February 1st.

This post includes a brief overview of St. Brigid, ideas for celebrating St. Brigid’s Feast Day, traditional prayers to St. Brigid, and my own original prayer to St. Brigid to help conceive a healthy baby.

About St. Brigid

St. Brigid is the patron saint of the house, women, homemakers, fire, and babies, among other things.  She is known as a staunch advocate for women, wives, and mothers.

St. Brigid was an early Irish Catholic Nun who became an abbess and founded multiple convents. The most famous was in Kildare, Ireland, and is said to be built on an old sacred site for the pagan Celtic Goddess Brigid. Today, Kildare is still a holy site for Brigid, with St. Brigid’s Cathedral, a gorgeous St. Brigid’s well, and the Solas Bhride Center, a Christian Spirituality Center focused on the that you can visit. 

While some scholars maintain she was an actual person who was born to a druid family and became a holy virgin nun and abbess, others believe the saint was a Christianization of the Celtic Mother Goddess Brigid.  Her Saint day- February 1st, is actually related to the Celtic Holiday of Imbolc, a celebration of spring. For more information on celebrating a related holiday on February 2nd, read my earlier post on Imbolc & Fertility. Enjoy!

However St. Brigid originated in Catholicism, I believe she is a good saint to have on your side while on your baby journey.  See below for a traditional prayer to St. Bridget and one I wrote myself to pray a successful conception and pregnancy. 

Celebrating St. Brigid 

A picture of the statue of St. Brigid at her beautiful holy well in Kildare. I was lucky enough to visit Kildare this past November!

Here are some ideas for working with St. Brigid!

  • Pray with her!  See the prayers below for ideas on praying to St. Brigid. You can also free-form pray as well!
  • Read more about her! Amazon has a number of books on St. Brigid that you could read if you were interested!
  • Make a St. Brigid cross, or buy one. We bought one and have it up year-round in our kitchen!
  • Wear her medal. I love wearing Saint medals as a reminder that they are with me and to pray with them throughout the day.
  • Visit Kildare. Or just Ireland. Kildare is her holiest site in Ireland, but there are holy wells dedicated to her across the country!

Praying to St. Brigid

Prayer to St. Brigid for Successful Pregnancy (original by Anna @ tomakeamommy.com)
St. Brigid, champion of women and of babies, I ask for your blessing.
You are a healer who strengthens what is weak.
You bring harmony where there is discord.
Heal my body that I might conceive and birth a healthy child into this world.
Strengthen my soul that I may remain steadfast in my belief in my own fertility.
Bring harmony to me that my body, soul, and spirit may align to prepare for pregnancy.
Prepare my heart to welcome new life with love.
Hear my pleas, Brigid, and intercede for me to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Through Jesus Christ I pray.
Amen.

prayer for successful pregnancy

We have a Brigid’s cross hanging in our kitchen year-round!

Saint Brigid Hearth Keeper Prayer

Courtesy of SaintBrigids.orgBrigid of the Mantle, encompass us,
Lady of the Lambs, protect us,
Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us.
Beneath your mantle, gather us,
And restore us to memory.
Mothers of our mother, Foremothers strong.
Guide our hands in yours,
Remind us how to kindle the hearth.
To keep it bright, to preserve the flame.
Your hands upon ours, Our hands within yours,
To kindle the light, Both day and night.
The Mantle of Brigid about us,
The Memory of Brigid within us,
The Protection of Brigid keeping us
From harm, from ignorance, from heartlessness.
This day and night,
From dawn till dark, From dark till dawn
Amen

Me visiting St. Brigid’s Holy Well in Kildare!

Traditional Prayer to St. Brigid
Ask for us all today
The courage to do God’s bidding
Whatever the world may say
The grace to be strong and valiant
The grace to be firm and true
The grace to be faithful always
To God, God’s Mother, and you.
Amen.

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