living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

fertility prayers

baby and adult holding hands

When we come to pray for the conception of a baby (sometimes against all the odds), we recall that the beginnings of another new life is in itself a miracle. That out of almost nothing a tiny baby forms that will go on to think, speak, walk and do all the remarkable things that humans do.

This page has several prayers to help with success in fertility and conception. The first one is for a woman that desires to be a mother, and is prayer for help with becoming pregnant. The second prayer is for those experiencing difficulties in conceiving or infertility and is a prayer for healing. The next one is suitable for a friend to pray and asks for protection, healing and new life. Finally, there is the beautiful Irish blessing “May The Road Rise Up To Meet You”.

Fertility Prayer

(a prayer for a woman to pray that desires to conceive a child)


I long to be a mother.
My hope is in you for conception.
I wait every day, knowing you are holding my hand.
I trust that you can create in me a fertile land.
I rest in you truth and look forwards with hope to the birth of my child.
Help me to navigate this barren time into a new season.
Guide me as I seek help from the medical world.
Help me to be at peace,
To look after my body,
And rest in your promises.


Prayer for Healing

a prayer suitable for those experiencing problems in conceiving:-
healing prayer with a sunset over still waters as a background

Fertility Prayer for a Friend

Lord of heaven and earth,
I pray for my dear friend.
I ask that she may conceive a child.
That you would touch this lovely couple,
And bring healing and restoration in every area.
May they rest in the promises over their lives.
I ask for protection for their relationship,
May they cleave together at this time.
Bless their home with joy and laughter.
Breathe hope into their dreams,
And may new life burst from their love.
In Jesus name I pray.


May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields 
and until we meet again, 
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(ancient irish blessing)

The following short film is a beautiful song based on this ancient Irish blessing. It speaks of how God holds us eternally safe in the centre of his hands:-

"may new life burst from their love"

quotes from the bible about conceiving

Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”

(Genesis 1:28, NLT)

"Rebekah still had no children. So Isaac asked the Lord to let her have a child, and the Lord answered his prayer."

(Genesis 25:21, CEV)

"He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord."

(Psalm 113:9, NIV)