Scriptural prayer for safe delivery and a healthy pregnancy
March 29, 2011 by Hellen
Loving Heavenly Father, creator of all things, Your Word says “1You created all things through Jesus Christ and 2You made all things good and perfect.” 3You give life to all things. I thank You, that I have conceived by Your grace and mercy. The baby in my womb is Your creation, thank You for Your precious gift.
Cover me, the baby in my womb and my family members with the holy and precious blood of Jesus. I forgive all who have hurt me and rejected me in any manner.
Protect me, my baby and my family members from all evil and dangers. 4 You are our refuge and our fortress. 5 For You, Lord, will give Your angels charge over us. My God, in You I put my trust. During this time of waiting, help me to guard this new life carefully and do nothing to hurt it in any way.
Lord, Your word also says, 6 “Truly You have formed my innermost being. You have woven me in my mother’s womb. “According to Your Word, let my baby grow normally with all its requirements fulfilled. Take away all complications from my baby and me. Grant me and my baby good health. 7 Lord, let my baby be perfect as You are perfect.
Lord Jesus, You be present with me during all this time this baby grows and comes into this world. Lord Your Word says “8 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I sanctified you. Please grant me a safe and normal delivery. Take away all blocks and barriers that are hindering this blessing in my life. Lord I also pray that You lead all pregnant women who are reading this prayer to safe and normal delivery. All this I ask in the name of Jesus, who is Lord of Life, now and forever. Amen.
9 Shall I bring to the time of birth and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb? says Your God.
Scripture References: 1- Romans 11:36, 2 – James 1:17, 3 – 1Timothy 6:13, 4- Psalm 91:2, 5 Psalm 91:11, 6 Psalm 139:13, 7- Matthew 5:48, 8- Jeremiah 1:5, 9- Isaiah 66:9
Prayer for a Woman in Labour at Childbirth
O Lord God Almighty, Creator of all things and Giver of knowledge to mankind; Who fashioned the body of man from the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, granting him Your blessings, that he might increase and multiply by means of the birth of children: We fervently entreat You Who loves mankind to bless this Your servant, N., who is with child, granting her help and comfort at this trying time. Ease her labour and bring her to a safe delivery. Yes, O Lord, open the treasury of Your mercies and Your compassion to her, and let her give birth to a fruitful vine to be a cause of joy to her all the days of her life. For You are blessed, together with Your Only-begotten Son, and Your Most-holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
These 30 bible verses for labor and delivery will bring comfort during the end of pregnancy and throughout the intensity of any type of birth – natural birth, medicated or a cesarean birth.
Having a baby is not a separate event from life. If faith and spirituality is part of a woman’s every day, normal life, it would make sense that it would be an important part of birth as well.
The following old and new testament bible verses for labor are a simple way to bring faith and spirituality to each moment, contraction and breath during birth. Use these during pregnancy, as soon as signs of labor begin, and throughout the whole birthing experience.
NOTE: Make sure to also check out these 43 Powerful Bible Verses for New Moms.
Old Testament Bible Verses for Labor
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (ESV)
2 Chronicles 15:7 “Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” (NIV)
Esther 4:14 “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” (my paraphrase 😉 )
Psalm 23:1-4 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” (ESV)
Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (KJV)
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (ESV)
Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” (ESV)
Psalm 55:22 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (ESV)
Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (NIV)
Psalm 61:2 “When my heart is faint, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (ESV)
Psalm 91 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (ESV)
Psalm 94:18-19 “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
Psalm 121:1-3 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber.” (NIV)
Proverbs 29:25 “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”
Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (ESV)
Isaiah 41:10 “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.” (NIV)
Isaiah 43:1-2 “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” (ESV) *this verse was helpful for me around 38 weeks as I was preparing for the birth of my second child.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV)
Lamentations 3:22 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (ESV)
New Testament Bible Verses for Labor
Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (NKJV)
Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (ESV)
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (ESV)
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)
Philippians 4:8 “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (NIV)
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (ESV)
2 Timothy 4:17 “But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me.” (ESV)
James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (NIV)
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” (ESV)
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It is the wish of every pregnant couple to have a safe pregnancy and delivery, without any form of complication. These bible verses for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery will boost your confidence and reassure you of God’s promises to you.
Be confident that he who began a good work in you shall be faithful to carry it on to completion. It doesn’t matter if you are having a high-risk pregnancy or a low-risk pregnancy. He who answered your prayers for conception is more than able to make you carry to term and deliver your perfect and healthy babies safely.
It’s natural for you to be worried about the outcome of your pregnancy. Also, most of the birth stories we hear from other mothers, and even some weird pregnancy dreams may not help your anxiety at all!
However, worry and fear doesn’t solve anything. All you have to do is follow the steps for a healthy pregnancy and commit your pregnancy journey into God’s hands.
This is the time to pray for peace of mind and body. It is time for an increased faith and trust in God, a time to be courageous, bold and fearless. Above all, this is a time to pray for supernatural strength for the journey ahead.
Below are some powerful bible verses to comfort and encourage you through your pregnancy and labour: All verses are from the New International Version (NIV)
Bible Verses for a Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Delivery
Bible Verses for a Healthy Pregnancy
1. Psalm 23:1-4
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
2. Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
3. I Samuel 1:27
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.
4. Exodus 23:26
And none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
5. Psalm 139:13-18
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.
6. Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
7. Psalm 112:7
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
8. James 1:17-18
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
9. Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
10. Lamentations 3:22
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
11. 2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
12. Isaiah 40:29-31
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
13. 1 Timothy 2:15
But women will be saved through childbearing— if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
14. Psalm 127:3
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
15. Isaiah 44:2
This is what the Lord says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
16. Proverbs 31:25
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
17. Habakkuk 3:18-19
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.
18. Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
19. John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
20. Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
21. Job 22:28
What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.
22. Psalm 91
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Bible Verses for Labour and Delivery
23. Psalm 121:1-3
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber.
24. Philippians 4:13
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
25. Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
26. Exodus 1:19
The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
27. Isaiah 43:1-2
But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
28. Psalm 30:5
Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
29. Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
30. 2 Samuel 22:33
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
31. 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.
32. Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
33. 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.
34. Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
35. Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
36. Psalm 61:2
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
37. 2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.
38. John 16:21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
39. Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
40. Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
41. 2 Chronicles 15:7
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
42. Psalm 34:7
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
43. Isaiah 65:23
They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them.
44. Isaiah 66:7
Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.
45. Isaiah 66:8
Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.
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