Here are a few of my favorite prayers and songs to encourage you while pregnant when you are scared of what may happen!
Just yesterday, I was telling a friend how much peace God has poured over me during my pregnancy. Today, I’m sitting on my couch in tears worrying about my baby.
I was explaining to my friend, who is also pregnant and fearful of a miscarriage, that she shouldn’t worry. I encouraged her that she and her baby are going to be fine. I told her that God has her baby in His hand and He is protecting him or her. I told her that I haven’t been worried about my baby because I know God has a plan for him or her and both of our babies will live to grow old. I told her all of this yesterday, but yet today, I am so terrified that I can barely hear God’s voice telling me that everything is going to be okay, no matter what happens.
Crazy, isn’t it? That the devil can take that one little ounce of doubt in the back of my mind and use it to rob me of my peace completely. I was doing fine, physically and mentally. I was beyond happy. I was optimistic and thinking of baby names and clothes to buy. Now, all that’s in my mind are thoughts like, “What if I miscarry my baby? What if the doctor can’t find the heartbeat at the next appointment? What if God takes my baby away from me before I even get to meet them?”
I know those thoughts have to stop. I know that all those thoughts will do is destroy my peace and most likely hurt my baby in the process. But how do I get my peace again?
As I was riding home today, tears streaming down my face, God spoke to me through several songs on the radio. These songs reminded me to remember that God is on the throne and that He cares for me and my baby. He wants what is best for us and wants us to live a healthy, happy life. These songs also reminded me to pray, especially when I feel fear coming over me. I placed my hand over my belly and prayed protection over my baby, and that he or she would grow up to do wonderful things for Him.
I know I can’t be alone in my worries. I think it’s safe to say that it’s pretty common for a mama-to-be to worry about every little twinge and cramp they feel or think about every possible bad outcome. It’s normal, but it shouldn’t be that way. God wants pregnancy to be a joyful time, not a stressful time. If you are feeling the same way I am feeling, you can get your peace again. You just have to ask God to give it to you.
These prayers and songs of encouragement have truly helped me, and I know they will for you too!
So, here are a a few of my favorite prayers and songs to encourage you while pregnant.
Prayer for Protection over Baby:
2 Thessalonians 3:3: “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one."
Thank you so much for this baby that is growing inside of me. Thank you for the opportunity to be his or her mommy. Please watch over him or her, protect them, and help them grow strong and healthy. Let them feel that you love them and that I love them too. I pray, Lord, that you will protect them in the womb, during labor, and as they grow in this world. Help them to become more like You everyday and enable me to be an example for them . Thank you Lord, I love you!
Prayer for my Peace:
Philippians 4:7: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Fear is getting the best of me right now. I don’t know how to stop worrying about my child. My peace has been taken from me and I don’t know how to get it back. Help me, Lord. Give me YOUR peace and help me to see that You have everything under control. Please give me rest, because I’m so tired of worrying. I know you hold my baby and I in the palm of your hand. Please wrap your arms around me. Thank you Lord, I love you!
Prayer for my Strength:
Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
I know that you made my body to carry this precious baby inside of me. You enabled me and will continue to enable me to safely carry my baby to full-term. Please give me strength. I know there will be days where I feel inadequate, sick, and weak. Please help me to remember that I can do anything as long as you are giving me strength. Thank you Lord, I love you!
Prayer for my Baby’s Growth:
Psalm 139:13-14: “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."
Please continue to help my baby grow inside of me. I pray that he or she develops into who you made them to be. I know You are busy designing every little special detail about them right now, and I cannot wait to see Your completed masterpiece. I cannot wait to meet my baby. Please continue to shape and mold them into the person you have called them to be. Thank you Lord, I love you!
Songs to Encourage You While Pregnant:
Did you struggle (or are you struggling) with fear and worry during your pregnancy? I'd love to hear the prayers and songs that encouraged you!