living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for unborn babies

baby and adult holding hands

Psalm 139 reminds us that God is intricately involved in the growth and development of a baby in their mother's womb:-

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother's womb." (Ps 139:13, NLT)

So as we come to God in prayer, we know that His craftmanship and remarkable creativity is at work. This page provides three short prayers for unborn babies, with the first one being a simple prayer of protection and thanksgiving for God's new life. Sometimes, complications can develop in the womb such as sickness, kidney problems or an irregular heart beat. The second prayer can be said by a pregnant mother as a prayer for her healing and health. The final prayer is a request for God's hand of healing and transformation to come and grace the precious little unborn boy or girl.

Short prayer for an unborn baby

Heavenly Father,

You have created in me new life, a little baby, unique and perfect and so full of joy! Each time I feel this little one with me I am more excited! I feel such wonder and such blessings.

I ask for your Almighty hand to hold and keep us as we carry this precious gift. I trust in your care and protection and look forwards to watching this little person grow more on earth.

Thank you.

Prayer for Healing

a prayer for an expectant mother to say for the healing of her unborn baby:-
healing prayer with a sunset over still waters as a background

Prayer for a sick unborn baby

O Lord of all,

You alone intimately know the little one I carry. You are the creator, the author of all life, your touch can transform, heal and restore.

Please touch this little life now that we carry and bring wholeness and life to him/her. Just one touch from your eternal hand of healing is all that we need.

We live, breathe and hope in you.


an ancient irish blessing for your baby

"May The Road Rise Up To Meet You" is an ancient gaelic prayer for God's blessing and protection. The following short film is a contemporary song interpretation of this prayer which you may find helpful to pray over your unborn baby boy or girl:-

"I ask for your Almighty hand to hold and keep us as we carry this precious gift"

bible verses about babies & children

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing."

(Psalm 127:3, GNT)

"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"

(Psalm 139:13-14, NIV)

""I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life." And they worshiped the Lord there."

(1 Samuel 1:27-28, NLT)