8 Powerful Verses To Pray Over Your Unborn Baby (FREE printable)

March 22, 2017

Being a mom who prays is one of the most powerful tools that God has given us. We have the power to move mountains and to break strongholds. Praying over our babies when they are in the womb is powerful because it places God’s Spirit upon them before they are faced with the evil of the world. These are some of my favorite verses to pray over your unborn baby.

Pray these verses over your baby before they are born!

I felt a great conviction to pray for my daughter while I was pregnant, but I didn’t always know what to pray. Having specific areas of her life to pray over, and Scriptures to go along with them, helped me to focus my prayers and lift up my baby girl before she was even born.

Pray God’s identity over them.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5

Pray an anointing upon them.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” – Isaiah 61:1

Pray protection over them.

If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” – Psalm 91:9-12

Pray your thankfulness for them.

“I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him.” – 1 Samuel 1:27

Pray for them to have strength, courage, love and faith.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Pray God’s blessing over them.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26

Pray for their wisdom, joy, and contentment in the Lord.

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

Pray that they would know the love of Christ.

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:16-19

Which of these verses touched your heart the most? What verses do you pray over your children? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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  • jehava

    March 22, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I love this post so much! It is so important to start praying over them at young ages!

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Thank you, Jehava! You are so right! 🙂

  • Adriana Renee

    March 22, 2017 at 9:05 am

    These are all great verses! Best wishes to you and your family!

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thanks so much, Adriana!

  • Jamilah Miller

    March 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Very nice! Your absolutely right, there is power in prayer. And many people needed to read this. Following 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thank you, Jamilah!

  • Clarice Mendez | Pursuing the Simple Life

    March 22, 2017 at 9:41 am

    This is so beautiful. I love it! If I ever have another child, I’m doing this.

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Thanks so much, Clarice!

  • Ashley @ Far Beyond Love

    March 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

    How beautiful! I love seeing women praying over their little baby before they are born. I wrote a similar post about a year ago about praying for your little one before conception and I’m glad to see others encouraging prayer for the babes. Congrats on your little one! This must be such an exciting time for your family.

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:47 am

      That sounds like a wonderful post! Thank you, Ashley! 🙂

  • Ref J

    March 22, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I love this, what a fantastic practice during pregnancy to pray for your children while they are growing in the womb.

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thank you! 🙂

      1. Casandra Josephine Neyer

        January 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

        I am carrying a rainbow baby June of 2019 we delivered our angel baby and just found out that we are 21weeks pregnant with our rainbow baby and I was looking for prayers of protection and health for this unborn child of Christ

  • Rebekah

    March 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I love this! We prayed over all of our kids before they were born. What great topics you’ve chosen. Stopping by from By His Grace and sharing on Pinterest!

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:48 am

      That’s wonderful to hear, Rebekah! Thank you! 🙂

  • Ashley

    March 22, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Aw I love this! I’m going to save it for when we’re preparing for that next step. 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thank you, Ashley! 🙂

  • Jerusha

    March 22, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Such a sweet reminder. Praying for you as you gear up for birth and beyond. Exciting times ahead!

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much, Jerusha! 🙂

  • Bethany

    March 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Great idea and wonderful verses, Abbey!

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Bethany!

  • Lindsey

    March 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    So much love for this, Abbey!! You’re amazing and have such great inspiration… I love these 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      You’re too kind! Thanks so much, Lindsey!

  • Paige Rodriguez

    March 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Just reading this brought me such comfort, Abbey☺ I agree with you, I prayed over my son every day when I was pregnant with him and would thank God for giving me the opportunity to raise him up, knowing he is truly His and not mine. The morning after we found out we were pregnant, I turned on the TV and it was on the 700 club. Psalm 127:3 was posted and the first words I read were, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.” It brought us such comfort💛

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Aw, what a sweet story! Thank you so much for sharing that, Paige! 🙂

  • Carrie Willard

    March 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Jeremiah 1:5 was a favorite of mine that I read over and over with my 7th baby – who was born at 27 weeks, several weeks after my water broke due to PPROM. It was a nightmare, and I would have drowned in it if it weren’t for my faith and faith family. 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      That is such a sweet verse. Wow, God’s grace must have been so heavy upon you for you to stay strong through that time!

  • Michelle

    March 22, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    This is so beautiful. I have always thought that more people need to put God in the center of their pregnancies and speak blessings over their child and their birth. It’s a beautiful thing.

    1. Abbey

      March 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      It sure is, Michelle! I agree! Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Kristin

    March 23, 2017 at 7:18 am

    My mom always prayed for me constantly as a baby, and kid, and teenager, and now haha. I have always been so thankful for that!
    It’s important for us to realize that ultimately, God has the best plans and we may not always get exactly what we pray for, but we should still pray. God wants us to, and he knows how to give good gifts to his children.

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      That is so wonderful of your mom, Kristin! I love hearing stories like that! You are so right; God knows His plans better than we do and He just wants us to seek His heart! 🙂

  • Abby @ WinsteadWandering

    March 23, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I prayed 1 Samuel 1:27 often during my last pregnancy because I experienced a lot of anxiety following a miscarriage. Now that I’m no longer pregnant, but looking at the responsibility of raising three Christ-followers, I love Psalm 16:11.

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      That’s wonderful, Abby! I love that you are continuing prayers for your children; it is so important! 🙂

  • Sarah Althouse

    March 23, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Loved this so much! My husband and I are hoping to get pregnant soon so going to come back to to pray over once that hopefully happens soon!

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      That’s great, Sarah! I hope you can use it very soon! 🙂

  • Lora

    March 23, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I pray very similar prayers over my kiddos, and I love that you have provided scripture. You should make this a printable prayer guide 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you, Lora! That’s a great idea! 🙂

  • Robin

    March 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Sending lots of love and happy thoughts to you and your family! How much longer till your due date? (So exciting!)

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks, Robin! Just a little over a week!

  • Angie Scheie

    March 24, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I love this!! I’m 6 months pregnant with my first and will put these to good use!

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      That’s wonderful, Angie! Congratulations!

  • Diana

    March 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks, Diana!

  • Kate

    March 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I love this! My husbands mom once said she started praying for my husband’s future wife when he was 22. I remember thinking “i probably would have started earlier!”(we got married when he was 36)

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Hahaha well better late than never, I guess! 😉

  • Sarah

    March 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Great reminder to pray over our babies even before they are born!

    Sarah | http://www.sugarmaplenotes.com

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! Exactly! 🙂

  • Christina Shoemaker

    March 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    These are lovely! And such a great reminder that although God knows the desires of our hearts He expects us to pray to Him for them!

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks, Christina! Yes, exactly! God wants to hear from us! 🙂

  • Elizabeth Ann

    March 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I love 1 Samuel 1:27. That one touches me even more than the others because I lost a child before being pregnant with my Sweet Bow. This is a wonderful post! Thank you for putting this together!

    1. Abbey

      March 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you, Elizabeth! 🙂 That is such a sweet verse!

  • Tayrina

    March 25, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    How powerful is this post! Praying over children is one of the most wisest things a Mother and father can do. Great post!

    1. Abbey

      March 27, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you, Tayrina! It sure is a special blessing to pray over our little ones!

  • Chitra

    March 2, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Thank you for this wonderful promises


    April 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I just landed this site am 5months and 1/2 i practiced declaring aprayer uphon my baby last 3 months .
    am going to practice this prayer daily . i need aheathyy baby free from diseases moreespectially HIV coz am worried i may be postive . but by his strips am healed.in Jesus name .please kindly pray for me.

  • Naudia

    October 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I absolutely love this I’m due June 16 2019 just wanted to to say thank you and God bless

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