It was time. All the feelings of anticipation, fear, excitement, joy, nervousness, and relief flooded my heart as I prepared to head to the hospital and deliver my baby boy.
And we prayed. Then prayed some more! In addition to this prayer below, you can be encouraged by these Bible Passages for Labor and Delivery too!
May this prayer serve as an example and an encouragement to you as you face labor and delivery, and may God protect and encourage you and your baby as you enter into one of the most intoxicating and wonderful moments of your life!
Dear Heavenly Father,
You have chosen this day as the day my baby will be born. Thank you for bringing me to this point in time and for your perfect plan for the hours ahead.
Lord, I praise you for loving me and my baby. Each moment ahead of us is being cradled in Your good hands. May I not forget that.
Father, help me to not be anxious. Remove from me a heart of fear and replace it with Your peace that passes all understanding! Hold my hand and lead me.
Please allow me to have endurance that comes from you, and keep me safe. Father, watch over my baby and allow him/her to be born under the best of circumstances!
May Your will be done, Lord. Give me a sense of calm and purpose as I go through labor and delivery.
I know, Lord, that physical pain can overwhelm me, but Lord, help me to cling to You and look forward to the joy ahead when I see my little baby for the first time.
Give skill and wisdom to the doctors, nurses, and staff that will be taking care of me today, Lord. Allow them to be kind and helpful and enable me and my family members to bless them too.
Jesus, thank you for this new life that you have knit together in my womb so perfectly. Whatever happens, Lord, I know that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made. May I feel your presence today, Father, in new and excellent ways. I know that You never leave me or forsake me.
Father, I give this baby to You. May my son/daughter grow up to follow You all the days of his/her life and guide me with wisdom as his/her mother from this first moment on.
In Jesus Name I Pray,
YOUR TURN! What kinds of feelings well up in your heart as you approach labor and delivery? Please, feel free to leave your prayer request here or reply to someone's request for prayer. I love to hear from you!
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