Prayer for unborn child

Almighty God, our Father,

you who have given us


and intended us to have it forever,

grant us your blessings.

Enlighten our minds to an awareness

and to a renewed conviction

that all human


is sacred

because it is created

in your image and likeness.

Help us to teach by word

and the example of our lives



occupies the first place,

that human


is precious

because it is the gift of


whose love is infinite.

Give us the


to defend human


against every influence

or action that threatens or weakens it,

as well as the


to make every


more human

in all its aspects.

Give us the grace…

When the sacredness of


before birth is attacked,

to stand up and proclaim

that no one ever has the authority

to destroy unborn life.

When a child is described as a burden

or is looked upon only as a means

to satisfy an emotional need,

to stand up

and insist that every child is a unique

and unrepeatable gift of God,

a gift of


with a


to a loving

and united family.

When the institution of marriage

is abandoned to human selfishness

or reduced to a temporary conditional arrangement

that can easily be terminated,

to stand up and affirm

the indissolubility of the marriage bond.

When the value of the family is threatened

because of social and economic pressure,

to stand up and reaffirm

that the


is necessary

not only for the private


of every person,

but also for the common


of every society,

nation and state.

When freedom is used to dominate the weak,

to squander natural resources and energy,

to deny basic necessities to people,

to stand up and affirm

the demands of


and social love.

Almighty Father,

give us courage to proclaim the supreme dignity

of all human


and to demand



itself give its protection.

We ask this in your name,

through the redemptive act

of your Son and in the Holy Spirit.


Pray for your babies even before they arrive! 14 Scriptures you can pray over your unborn child, for their health, spiritual well-being and more!

Part of preparing ourselves for a new little one is spending time in prayer for our baby’s health and spiritual well-being. A couple of months ago, I was convicted that I wasn’t spending much time in prayer for the baby specifically. We included the baby in prayers for our family but I wanted to be more intentional about speaking Scripture over my unborn child!

I spent some time looking through my Bible and using Bible Gateway to find some beautiful passages that speak precious promises and God’s truth over your baby! You can certainly pray these over all of your children, as we know that the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11-12) and that Scripture prayed over your family has great power.

Further down this post, you’ll find the link to download the printable prayer cards!

prayer for unborn child

I’ve also created a free printable with the fourteen verses I chose in case you would like to print it out and have it nearby when you have prayer time (it’s an 8×10 so you could trim and frame it or put it in a page protector as is). They are mostly NASB and NKJV with a KJV verse thrown in because I liked the way it was phrased better than the other versions.

I’m planning to use these at night before bed and hopefully can include my older children in praying these over the baby during devotions. They are wonderful for memorization as well and can easily be used in a two-week cycle. Below are the verses I chose, feel free to look them up in your favorite version!

14 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Unborn Baby

Psalm 139:14 – “I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”

Philippians 1:6 – “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in your will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 127:3-5 – “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.”

3 John 4 – “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”

Isaiah 54:13 – “All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of Thy children.”

Psalm 90:17 – “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.”

2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

Psalm 138:8 – “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

Colossians 2:2 – “That their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself.”

Titus 3:5-6 – “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

Psalm 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”

Psalm 145:4 – “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”

1 Samuel 1:27 – “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.”

You’ll notice almost half of them are from the Psalms. I love how the poetry and promises of this book of the Old Testament!

There are many, many verses that I’m sure I have not included, so if you have some that you currently pray over your children, please feel free to mention them in the comments!

prayer for unborn child

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Hi, I’m Jenn! I’m an “unstuffy” pastor’s wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

06/20/2013 by Jenn | 42 Comments

(Brighton, MI, USA)

Dear Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit,

Please watch over my unborn child. May she continue to grow inside of me, healthy, strong and beautiful. I ask that you help me not to worry about her. That I continue to be strong and healthy. I know that one day she will be a beacon of your light – that she is going to be a shining example of your love and your being. I will teach her, even now while she is still inside of me, about you and about how we are all called to live as you want us to. Thank you Jesus, God and Holy Spirit for allowing me to be the vessel for this new child. I will do my very best to take care of her and love her and teach her all about you. Thank you again and please continue to watch over her and me. I love you.

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