Sample Prayers

Sample Prayers

These prayers are intended to serve as an example and we always suggest that anyone leading these prayers be sensitive to the direction of the Holy Spirit and modify them in any way He would lead.

Conception to Birth Prayer (by Month)

Hear Him call your name. You were chosen before the foundation of the world! “Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth He has made mention of my name” (Is. 49:1b). “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world” (Eph. 1:4a).

First Month
Formation of your body: “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Ps. 139:13).

Second Month
By the end of this month it was evident which sex you were. (It can be detected scientifically.) There is nothing you can do to gain God’s approval; He already approved of you and your sexual identity from the very beginning. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jer. 1:5a). “This is what the Lord says — He who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid” (Is. 44:2a). At 50th day, you changed from embryo to fetus.

Third Month
You are a human being—created by God. “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Ps. 139:14).

Fourth Month
Your mother felt your movement for the first time. The old-fashioned word was “quickened.” “In the sight of God, who gives life to everything” (1 Tim. 6:13a).

Fifth Month
Claim healing of emotions for you and your mother. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear ...” (1 John 4:18a). Mother begins to “show.” Thank God for your mother; for life and nourishment through her. (All internal organs except lungs are fully developed.)

Sixth Month
Anointed, leap for joy — “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” (Luke 1:38-44).

Seventh Month
Hidden from the world, but not from God, all parts of your body were complete this month. Hearing completed, eyes opened, lungs developing, blood changed to carry oxygen. “My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be” (Ps. 139:15-16). Be careful not to blame God for congenital problems. These things were not planned by God, but came as a result of a world separated from its Creator.

Eighth Month
You and your mother are psychologically connected. You are growing fast and things are getting a bit crowded. Plans are being made for your arrival. “For this is what the Lord says: ‘I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you’” (Is. 66:12-13a). “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things” (Eccl. 11:5).

Ninth Month
Fullness of time—normally 280 days until birth. You are ready to be born. Jesus is there to help deliver you. Jesus said: “A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world” (Jn. 16:21). “Yet You brought me out of the womb; You made me trust in You even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon You; from my mother’s womb You have been my God” (Ps. 22:9-10). “But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by His grace ...” (Gal. 1:15a).

You may ask your prayer recipient at this point: “Are you willing to be born? To these parents? For Jesus’ sake?” It is good to have prayer for the healing of any fear or pain of birth the recipient may have experienced. Pray to release him/her from any guilt in the mother’s pain. “Jesus was there to deliver you; you were bonded to Him. Look into His loving eyes and feel His love for you.” (If the person can, they may relate what they saw or felt happening in the birth scene.)

NOTE: If the person was not a full-term baby, stop before the ninth month (usually the month at which the person was born) and revise as the Holy Spirit leads. No matter what kind of birth it was—normal with head first, breach birth, head wrapped with umbilical cord, Cesarean section, instrument birth, Rh blood factor complication—God’s presence can take the fear of birth away. If the newborn child was ill or in an incubator, or mother was ill, and so the child was separated from the mother for some time, had surgery, or any other additional trauma, let Jesus meet those needs.