Preparing for Birth Prayer

, Preparing for Birth Prayer, The Birthing Journey
This is for you, sweet mumma-to-be, should you so wish to speak this over yourself & your precious baby. May it fill you with hope, peace, excitement and, more than anything, trust in & thankfullness to, our Creator.

Heavenly Father, I give you all the glory and all the praise for this incredible child growing within me.  What an honour and privilege, what an opportunity and responsibility.  As I approach their day of birth, I thank you for your perfect timing and your perfect process.  I thank you that you will start working with and in me already now, preparing the way: body, mind and spirit.

May I enjoy great rest and precious times with my family and friends in the days leading up to bubs’ arrival. May I enjoy a peace that only you can prescribe and a joy that comes only from you.

I thank you for your incredible design of the woman’s body and that I have within me everything I need to birth my baby peacefully, naturally and joyfully.  I thank you that I will embrace every contraction and, in doing so, you will ensure bub is positioned just perfectly for their arrival.  I ask that you will protect both baby and I throughout the entire birthing journey and that it will be a smooth, seamless, complication-free event.  I call into being all the right hormones at the right time to naturally work within my body and that I will feel relaxed yet strong, confident and more than capable.  Thank you for designing the very best path and process and I trust that all will flow in the way you created it to.

Thank you that I will be surrounded by the very best support and medical professionals at the right time – positive, encouraging and just as excited to meet bub as I am.

I ask for your peace to fill me every moment and that I will really walk with you, be led and guided by you, and truly be present and enjoy this incredible time.

Thank you for the wonderful support of my partner and I pray over them and their mighty role.  Keep them strong, excited, positive and supportive every step of the way.  Draw us closer than we have ever been and bless us abundantly as we step into this new season and into our new roles.

Lord, I thank you that the fruits of the Spirit will be in abundance as this miracle baby makes their safe arrival into the world: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness… and I bind anything that is not from you – it has no power and is not welcome.

I thank you for great bonding and connection between both bub and I as they are welcomed into the family.  I thank you for excellent health for both of us and that feeding will be established quickly and easily.

My beautiful baby, you are both blessed and a blessing. You are cherished dearly with an incredible anointing on your life.  Welcome to the world!!!  I can’t wait to meet you!

, Preparing for Birth Prayer, The Birthing Journey
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)
Philippians 4:6-7
, Preparing for Birth Prayer, The Birthing Journey
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (ESV)
Philippians 4:13

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (ESV) Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” (NIV) 2 Chronicles 15:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (ESV) Psalm 55:22

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (NIV) Psalm 56:3

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (ESV) Isaiah 26:3

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV) Isaiah 41:10

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (NKJV) John 14:27

“But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me.” (ESV) 1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” (ESV) 2 Timothy 4:17


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A journey into pregnancy, birth and IVF treatments

Hi, I'm Carinya!

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