God is great, and He is with us every step of the way as we journey through life. When a mother is pregnant, her faith in God should be stronger than ever. With prayers for a healthy pregnancy, she can have peace of mind knowing that God will guide her and her child to a healthy birth.
Here are some protective prayers for pregnant mothers to use throughout their pregnancy.
Let us pray.
Praying for a Healthy Pregnancy
Short Prayer for a Healthy Pregnancy
Heavenly Mother Mary, we entrust this pregnancy to your care.
Watch over the expectant mother and her child, and grant them good health. Fill them with your love, that they may care for each other with tenderness and respect.
Protect them from all harm, and guide them through every danger.
Prayer for Unborn Baby and Mother
Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God and our most gentle Queen, look down with mercy upon us, your children who are battling for the right to life.
We appeal to you for your prayers and intercession on behalf of the mother and unborn child. Help us see the beauty of life and hold them close as they go through childbirth together.
Help them know they are never alone but that you and your son Jesus Christ are with them to hold them safe.
Prayer for High-Risk Pregnancy
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, you know the anguish and fear we feel as we wait and pray for our loved one who is facing a high-risk pregnancy.
We trust in your loving care for her, and we ask that you intercede on our behalf, asking your Son, Jesus, to heal and strengthen her.
Guard her against all harm and danger, and help us to trust in God’s will for her and the baby.
Powerful Prayer for Healthy Pregnancy
This was a much longer prayer shared with our YouTube congregation. If you want other, shorter, examples we have prayers for getting pregnant and prayers for fertility.
Let us share together this prayer for a healthy pregnancy. This is one of the most glorious and joyful prayers we can say together. There is nothing more miraculous than pregnancy and childbirth and it is natural to worry that all will go well and mother and child will be safe.
It is a lovely thought to pray for all mothers to be, to support them to feel strong during this miraculous but worrying time.
This is a prayer for all parents in waiting, all pregnant mothers and the fathers who share their worries. Let us all thank God for this miracle.
If you are pregnant, turning to God to ask him for his support at this time is natural and worthwhile
Let God help you with the strength you need to get through the physical burden of pregnancy and the worry until your child is born safe and healthy.
Pray with me.
Lord, I am so happy that you have blessed me with this pregnancy. I am truly grateful you have entrusted me with this sacred act of motherhood.
As it says in Psalms ‘children are the heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him’ I feel so grateful for this wonderful joyful blessing and all I want is to bring this miracle to life.
I do not know why I have this reward from you, I have tried to keep you in my heart and follow your teachings and if this is my reward then I cannot thank you enough Lord. I will try my best to raise this child to know and follow your teachings.
I worry for my unborn child, I worry that something might happen and that my baby will not be born healthy. I understand that I need to trust you Lord to help me through this worry and to help me feel confident that I will be able to carry my child in perfect health.
Grant me peace in this pregnancy so that I may carry my child stress-free. Help me to remember your wisdom and kindness and your care for me and my baby.
You are a loving and gracious God. Your word lets us understand that motherhood is a high and worthy calling. I understand that this gift comes from you Lord, you have entrusted me with this special privilege.
I am asking you to protect me with your grace and love to help me come through this pregnancy safely and with a healthy baby, it is all I can think about Lord.
I give you thanks for bringing me safely to this place, for gracing me with a very sacred duty, my intention as a mother is to bring my child up to know the word of the Lord and to learn to love and praise you.
I am doing everything I can to keep my baby healthy, I am living well and taking care of myself and this beautiful gift inside me. Lord God give me the strength to carry this baby and bring forth into the world a healthy child to join your flock.
I know it will take all the energy and care I have to carry this precious child and I ask you to help me be strong in every way, as it says in the bible ”I can do all this through him who gives me strength” You are the source of my strength Lord, you are always there when I need you.
I need all the strength you can give me Lord, not just physically but fill my heart with the strength to trust you fully to look after my precious baby in the womb and through childbirth. I need to lean on you now Lord so that I can do this physically and emotionally difficult thing.
The bible talks about the pain and agony of childbirth and I know what to expect, I will need you by my side Lord, holding me tightly in your arms as I bring this very special baby into the world.
All I ask is that you protect me in pregnancy and through birth. Lord God when you chose to send your son into this world you gave Mary the gift of pregnancy so that Jesus was born of woman, a true miracle for the earth.
Mary gave birth to her healthy son and you gave her your protection during that time. A miracle was born.
Each child brought into this world is God’s miracle, and I ask that you give me the strength to accept the pain that comes with childbirth so that I may honor your miracle with grace.
I cannot wait to meet the little miracle growing inside me lord. Please bless this pregnancy and make it a healthy one so that this child is born bathed in your love and light.
I need your strength and grace to approach the coming months and the birth itself with health and fortitude. It is just as important that I am healthy of mind and free from stress so that my child is free from stress. Help me also to make healthy life choices now for my baby to give him or her the best start in life.
I want to deliver a healthy bouncing baby and have the strength to care for my child inside the womb and into life. Lord, I offer my love to thee and send you this heartfelt prayer for the protection of my unborn child.
Lord hear this prayer for a healthy pregnancy for me and all women carrying children at the moment.
Your ultimate gift is new life, I promise to bring this child up to know your light and love Lord, help me now to face this tough time with all the grace I can muster so that my child enters this world with health and love from the very start.
Lord hear my prayer for pregnant women everywhere
Bible Verses Scripture for Healthy Pregnancy
“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world” John 16:21
How true this is, the miracle of birth makes us forget the pain of the birth itself, pure joy.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” Philippians 4:6
This speaks to the power of prayer in relieving anxiety about childbirth and other worries, let this request through prayer be heard and anxiety removed.
“He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you” Deuteronomy 7:13
What a wonderful statement, that God will bless the fruit of your womb, the love will pour forth for the newborn child, and prosperity will grow with your fruitfulness.
“None shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days” Exodus 23:26
Have Your Prayer Submitted
Have your prayer for a healthy pregnancy submitted all over the world: