A Prayer for Healthy Pregnancies and Healthy Babies
Psalm 135:1-7, Psalm 127:3-5
Reflections of the Heart:
Very few things bring as much excitement as a new baby. Every baby and child is a gift from God. Matter of fact, each is a reward from the Lord – one of God’s miracles of life. Pray for those in our Church Family who are expecting their miracle soon and for those whose miracle has arrived.
Sovereign Lord, You are great! There is no one like You. We have never even heard of another God like You! Your throne endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. You love justice and hate evil. You are our God and we earnestly search for You. Our souls thirst for You; we long for You in our bodies in this parched and weary land where there is no water. We have seen You in Your sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how we praise You! Father, we thank You for being the source of life. Thank You for every expectant mother in our congregation. Thank You for every child that has been born into our Church Family.
Father, we declare that the children who are born into this Church Family are healthy and well loved. Lord, You knit them together in their mother’s womb. We declare that each baby is wonderfully made. Your workmanship is marvelous! You made all of their delicate, inner parts. Today, we confess that every baby in utero has exactly 46 chromosomes and they will develop without defect or deformity. We declare that every anatomical system, cell, muscle, tissue and organ will develop according to Your divine purpose and plan. We decree that mothers will carry their babies to full term. We destroy every demonic assignment against our unborn, including the assignment of premature birth. In Jesus’ Name, there will be no miscarriages or infertility in our congregation. We proclaim that sickness and disease, including SIDS, autism, Down Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, juvenile diabetes, cancer, dyslexia, and all other childhood diseases or dysfunctions, have no legal right to inhabit our children because God is their Shepherd and Shield. As a Church Family, we cry out for our children who have been diagnosed with a disease or disorder. In Jesus’ Name, we command God’s divine healing to manifest in their bodies, from the crowns of their heads to the soles of their feet, now! We decree that, by Jesus’ stripes, they are healed. We proclaim that our children will grow and develop into mighty men and women of God. We confess that our children can learn and process information properly. They will do all things through Christ who strengthens them, including excel academically.
Father, we ask You to increase Your wisdom and knowledge in every expectant mother. Holy Spirit, remind them to get the proper rest and nutrition. Lord, watch over each expectant mother and keep her body healthy. Provide a support network of family and friends who will help them during and after their pregnancies. Strengthen the minds, bodies and spirits of parents who have children with special needs. Holy Spirit, show us, as a Church Family, how we can support and help them. Cause Your peace to be still in the minds, hearts, and spirits of those mothers who are fearful and anxious. Please provide financial miracles for families who are struggling financially. Father, there is nothing too difficult for You.
Father, please forgive our parents and expectant parents for any acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have committed fornication or adultery. Forgive parents for stubbornness, quick tempers and lack of patience. Forgive them for not seeking help when they are feeling anxious, depressed, fretful, angry or overwhelmed. Forgive us as a Church Family for not offering more support to our parents. Forgive us for the times when we have been insensitive to those families who have children with special needs. Lord, remind all of us of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.
Lead our parents not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
God, You are greater than we can understand. Your years cannot be counted. You draw up the water vapor and distill it into rain. Only You know where light comes from and where darkness goes. You direct the movement of the stars, binding the cluster of the Pleiades and loosening the cords of Orion. Holy and triumphant is Your Name! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: II Samuel 7:22, Psalm 45:6-7, Psalm 63:1-3, Psalm 139:13-14, Matthew 11:23, Mark 11:23, Job 22:28, Philippians 4:13, Psalm 34:17, Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 6:13, Job 36:26-27, Job 38:19,31
Today, I will trust God to: