6 Prayers For Fertility or a New Baby

by Derek Hill on July 16, 2013 · Print Print · Email Email

There are so many blessings that come with having children! The pitter patter of little feet running through the halls and the laughter accompanying it always makes me smile! Whether you are a parent already or trying to have your first child, you can be assured that children are one of the biggest blessings you have or will have ever. With that said I know some of you are having difficulties with having kids and my heart goes out to you. I understand this as well. I have been through miscarriages in the past and I understand how frustrating it is to try and conceive as well. It took 2 ½ years of trying before my little girl was formed in her mom’s womb. Stay strong in the Lord, and He will sustain you. Here are 6 prayers that you can pray for fertility or a new baby.

Real Rewards

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” (Psalm 127:3)

Gracious Father,

I cannot thank You enough for blessing me with my children. I am in awe every day that I look at them and see myself in their eyes. I remember being a child and being loved by my parents and I also thank You for them, Lord! I want to love my kids even better than my parents loved me, and I hope my children will strive to love their own children, someday, better than I have loved them. I am overjoyed at how they want and desire love from me. I am more than willing to shower them with my love, Father! Thank You for these wonderful kids of mine! I love You, Lord! Amen

Fertility Issues/Troubles

“Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children.” (Genesis 16:2a)

Abba, Father,

I feel forgotten, Lord. I have cried out to You! I long for a baby of my own, Father. I can’t rely on my own abilities and strength anymore. You are the giver of life and I come to You now. Father, hear my prayer! I desperately want a child of my own. I understand why Sarah was so depressed in Genesis, Lord. She was very old when You gave her a child. Father, if it be Your will, I beg of You, give me a child of my own that I can love on and raise through Your standards. I will memorize scripture with them! I will show them how to love others with a “Christ-like” love! O Father, I am at Your mercy and I pray for deliverance from infertility. I love You! Amen

Surround Us

“When ye frequently, and in numbers meet together, the powers of Satan are overthrown, and his mischief is neutralized by your like-mindedness in the faith.” – Ignatius of Antioch

Prayers for Fertility or a new Baby1Dear Lord,

I thank you for my newborn! His/her eyes are so beautiful when they are open! I am in awe of how You have brought this tiny little baby into my arms! I praise Your Name, Lord! I ask now that You would have our friends, family and church family surround us with their love and wisdom, Lord. I pledge to raise this baby in Your church, Father. May it be that our church family will surround this little one with love, affection, wisdom and song. I love You, Lord! Amen

Strength To Persevere

“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and everyday have sorrow in my heart?” (Psalm 13:1-2)

Father,

I am at rock bottom. My wife and I have been trying for 2 ½ years to have a little baby. I don’t even want to try anymore, Lord. What is the fun in hoping for something that doesn’t seem like it is going to happen? Father, I have nothing left in me. I don’t even want to try anymore to have a child. It is ruining the intimate moments with my wife. We aren’t even enjoying each other. We are exhausted, Lord. I pray for Your strength to press on. Father, if it be Your will, please give us another baby! We are at Your humble mercy, Lord. I love You! Amen

Salvation

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.” (Romans 10:1)

Father, God

You alone have the power to give life in Heaven and death in Hell. I pray for the salvation of my newborn. Father, I pray that by the way I teach my child Your scriptures and truth that he/she will hold fast to Your Word and never walk away. I pray that they will retain the knowledge that they learn and put it to good use in the way they conduct themselves as they grow older. I can’t imagine life without my baby now, and I can’t imagine life without them in Heaven either! Give me patience when they are in sin. May I always show them love even when it doesn’t make sense to them. Jesus showed His accusers love by asking You to forgive them, Father, while He gave His own life up for humanity. May I always have that kind of love for my own kids, that they may grow up knowing You are the One and True God! I love You! Amen

Infertile

“I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.” (Psalm 6:6)

Father in Heaven,

You already knew the results of my test before it came back. Lord, there is no chance for me to have babies! I feel so inadequate and abnormal. I don’t feel like a man today. I feel like a failure. Lord, I know you see me differently, but being a man that cannot give my wife the precious gift of children is killing me! How do I move on from here? My wife and I wanted so badly a child of our own flesh and blood, and now that dream has become a nightmare. Father, I have no idea how to process this. I need You now more than ever. Lord, I still want children! Father, if not through my own marriage, please lead us to a child we can adopt. I want to love on a child with the love of Jesus! Father, help me through this as I grieve over my own incapability to bring a child into this world. I need to feel Your presence surrounding me, Father. I need You! I love You! Amen

Conclusion

Whether you have a new born or are having fertility issues, stay in prayer with God. He is always available. If anyone needs prayer, please let me know and I will pray for you. As I said above, I have dealt personally with miscarriages and fertility issues as well. May God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

Read more about children here:

Bible Verses About Children

Resources –  The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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webster mhariwa July 16, 2013 at 6:59 am

my girlfriend missed her periods by three days,could she be pregnant??help me,i love her so much n i hope a kid will bond us more.

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Derek Hill July 17, 2013 at 1:04 am

Hello Webster. I am definitely not a doctor, but I recommend buying a pregnancy test to find out after a couple weeks has passed. Having a baby out of wed-lock can be difficult as it is not the way God intended things to be. God always intended marriage first, “marital relations” second and then the family can grow. However, kids sometimes do bring a man and woman even closer to each other than before. I recommend strongly that you pray to God and ask Him to guide you through this. If your girlfriend is not pregnant, I encourage you to stop having intercourse with her until you marry her. If she is pregnant, ask God what he wants you to do. Ask for His will to be done and see what happens. Blessings on you!

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Jack Wellman July 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

What a precious work my friend…and so full of hope. God opens the womb and if not, He can direct some perhaps to look into foster care agencies for the number of children waiting for a home is incredibly long. Well done brother. You always are such an uplifting read.

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Derek Hill July 17, 2013 at 1:09 am

Thank you Jack! When I pray, I really want to take it seriously. God doesn’t want “luke-warm” prayers. He doesn’t want to hear anything except sincerity from us when we talk with Him. Prayers need to come deep from the heart and soul. Blessings on you friend!

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cynthea July 17, 2013 at 4:41 am

hi derek..
i am cynthea from india… i had a miscarriage 1 1/2 yrs bck.now my hubby& i want a baby so much.. the problem is that we now hav problems in actually trying for it.. i have a stressfull job (i resigned 2 days bck and i am completing the notice period by july31.)my boss still has to accept my resignation and hand my certificate bck. this strain kills the mood.. pls do pray for us.we have been married for 3 yrs now

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Derek Hill July 17, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Cynthea I know exactly how you feel. As I mentioned in my article it took 2 1/2 years of trying before my little girl was conceived. I actually gave up emotionally on getting pregnant because it was completely killing the mood of the bedroom. I will definitely pray for you! Stay strong in the Lord! Stay in prayer and the Word! I pray that God will bless you with a baby, but if He doesn’t, there is a reason. God always knows what is best for us. Even when we are hurting and grieving. I will pray for you and your husband, that you will both be able to connect intimately for each other as well and rekindle the fire inside of you both. Blessings on you 2!

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wendy msibi July 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

ive been pregnant for 2 years, ive been cursed. before that i had miscarriages before the currents pregnancy, ive been attending deliverances, i’m asking if you can pray for me that the baby must come out. i’m tired and heavy of carrying the pregnancy.
give me prayers and scriptures
thank you so much, God bless you.
wendy msibi from south africa

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Derek Hill July 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Wendy, you need to go and see a doctor. I don’t think it is possible for a woman to be pregnant that long. I will pray for you regardless, but there may be bigger issues that you don’t know about. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible! May God watch over you!

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Cynthia August 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

My husband and I have been married for 4 years and have been unable to get pregnant (I’m 47 years old). We are really depressed about it and although I am open to adoption (& possibly donor egg), my husband is 100% against it because his dream is to have a family the natural way and he feels God is punishing him. This has driven a wedge in our marriage, I truly love my husband & feel such a heavy burden, that I’m considering divorcing him so that he can pursue having a child with someone else. What I really wish is that God would perform a miracle on us & get us pregnant. If not, at least fully open my husband’s heart to God and adoption.

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Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Cynthia, I am so sorry to hear about the struggles you and your husband are facing. One thing we all need to learn in this life is to let go and let God. God didn’t intend for us to live the lives that we dream and strive for. He intended us to live the life that He has called us to and that means total obedience to His Word. I encourage you to have some quiet time reading the Bible with your husband together. As Paul said it so clearly in the Bible, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13) God is not punishing your husband, just as he did not punish me with the divorce that was handed to me. If you aren’t able to have children, it may very well be that God wants you to adopt a child who already needs a mommy and a daddy desperately. Prayers are on the way!

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Marie March 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Hello Derek,
Thank you for your page of prayers. I am 39 years old and I’m 9 weeks pregnant with my first baby. My husband and I only just decided that we wanted to try to have a child after 8 years together thinking we didn’t want children and using birth control. We became pregnant immediately. At first I was so happy and now I am overcome with panic and negative feelings, and so is my husband! He is working long hours and going to school for a doctoral degree and has another year and a half to go. Both of us are scared that we made a mistake! I am trying to convince myself that it will be wonderful but I am so worried – my childhood was very traumatic and I think that’s a good part of the reason. My husband’s parents are kind and loving but he is very sensitive to my moods and neither of us are feeling able to reassure the other – and both of us need to be reassured! Meanwhile, my good friend who is 36 has been trying for three years and having no success, and my pregnancy has made her jealous so that I cannot confide in her with my feelings and expect any support. I want My friend to get pregnant which is why I was looking for prayers. I am so confused!

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angela March 16, 2014 at 2:44 am

Please pray for my husband and I. We have been trying to have a child for over two years. I am emotionally, physically and financially exhausted. I recently had two surgeries to remove uterine fibroids. I have tried acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and taken injectable fertility medications. Yet, still no success. This infertility journey becomes harder and harder each month. I would appreciate if you could say a special prayer for us that we may have the strength to endure. We have been patiently waiting for our miracle, but it is becoming more difficult to remain optimistic.

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Jane April 24, 2014 at 4:36 am

My husband and I have had two failed IVF attempts. The doctor has said that our only option is an anonymous egg donor. My husband is closed to the idea saying that ANY infertility treatment (even what we have done thus far) is against God’s will and is forcing His hand. I have prayed so very hard for a child and believe that I am meant to be a mother because God has created me to be a nurturer. Could it be that we are meant to walk this journey before being blessed with a child so that we can learn more about each other & strengthen our marriage or do I sit back and accept that I will never be a mother and carry this hole in my heart forever – I don’t want to adopt. I need guidance.

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justine October 29, 2014 at 9:53 am

Pray for me to get a baby boy

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