Empowering Pregnant Women

What a joy and privilege to carry your baby/babies in your womb! Pregnancy is a great gift from God and it means you are one of the custodians of God's heritage. It is a moment to be enjoyed.  Yes! A moment to be enjoyed, even in the midst of the morning sicknesses, cramps and discomforts. Love your new life because from the moment of conception your life would never remain the same, and I say that in a good way. Before you think about yourself, you would first think about the welfare of your baby. Love your new shape, and be at peace because your emotional state could actually impact on your baby. Talk to your baby, lay your hands on your womb and speak God's word over your baby. Your baby can hear you and can recognise your voice. The scriture in Luke 1:39-45 testifies to this fact.

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Having waited for four years before my first conception, I eagerly took on the beauty and challenges of pregnancy, including the big nose!

The Lord who started the good work is able to complete it. 

Scriptures, Prayers and Confessions during pregnancy

Even though pregnancy is a wonderful gift from God, at times pregnant mothers might worry or be concerned about their unborn child. Some of the concerns might be genuine and if this is the case please speak with your midwife or Doctor. Additionally, the scriptures on this page can help you to build your faith level during pregnancy. You could also use the scriptures on faith pills and praise nugget sections especially with previous experiences of challenging pregnancies. As the names of these two sections suggest, they are scriptural medicines and nuggets you could affirm everyday for you and your baby's health and wellbeing during pregnancy.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Luke 1:46-56

Lord, I thank you for counting me worthy to carry your wonderful treasure of a baby in my womb. My soul magnifies you and my spirit rejoices in you. With a grateful heart, I recieve this wonderful pregnancy. And I know that because you started this good work in my family, He will also complete it.

God's Plan and Pursose for your Baby

Jeremiah 1: 5 (NIV) “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.”

Lord I know that you have a plan and purpose for this new life growing within me. Lord, reveal your plan and your purpose for my baby so that I will know how to raise this wonderful blessing. (Read also Judges 13:1-5).

Strength during Pregnancy

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

I receive supernatural strength to carry this supernatural gift in my womb. I recieve divine from the time of conception to the time of delivery. I receive strength in my hormones, my joints, in my womb and the supportive ligaments. I recive strength and the capacity to carry by pregnancy to term in Jesus christ's name.

Prayer to Bless my Baby

Deuteronomy 7:13 (New King James Version)

And He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you.

Thank you Lord for your word that blesses me as the carrier of my baby. I receive your blessing for me and my baby. As written in the scripture, my baby is blessed. As I lay my hands on my womb, I declare, "baby you are blessed all the days of your life".

No fear of bad news

Psalm 112:7 (NIV) They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

Scriptures for Safe and Easy Delivery

Overcoming Fear

As you get closer to the day of delivery, remain confident in God’s unfailing power. Be encouraged, and do not entertain  fear in your heart. Be positive about  your labour being confident that God will never leave nor forsake you. Do not rely on your past experiences or the negativity experiences by others. Be focused on God, and He is able to see you through.  The Lord began this good work in you, and He will complete it. The following scriptures might help you to build your faith level.

Meditate on these scriptures

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

As a child of God, you  the spirit of power, love and sound mind not the spirit of fear. And whatever your heavenly Father has not given to you should not be in your custody. Your heavenly Father has not given to the spirit of fear. You have the Spirit of adoption by which you can cry 'Abba Father.'  You have a Spirit of sonship (I know you are a woman). So let the love of God take control of your thought and life.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

The thought of God toward you are of peace, good, kindness, mercy and not of evil, to give you your future desire and hope. He has not brought you to a period of pregnancy only to abandon you. He will see you through.

Exodus 1:19 (New King James Version)

And the midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women [are] not like the Egyptian women; for they [are] lively and give birth before the midwives come to them."

Isaiah 66: 7-9

“ Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child. 
Who has heard such a thing?  Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children. Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “ Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.

Psalm 22:9-10

Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast. 10 From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.