6 Ways to Lift a Prayer to Conceive a Baby
1. A Prayer of Longing
Lord, I’m asking you for a child. Your word says you will give us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4), and this is my greatest desire. I want to be a parent. I want to raise a child to love and serve you all of his/her life. Please search my heart and my motives. Root out any selfish desires or faithlessness in me. When I’m ready, God, please give me a baby. I choose to trust your will and your timing with this important request. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
2. A Prayer of Confession
Lord, I confess my anger, fear, and frustration about not conceiving. I ask you to forgive me for my lack of faith in you and your promise to walk with me through every valley. You know me. You understand how hard this is for me to wait, not knowing if I’ll ever conceive. Lord, I want to lay this fear and longing at your feet. I’m sure I will keep taking back control, but I’ll try to lay it down again. I want to trust you and not to succumb to the devil’s lies that you’re not fair, that you don’t care about me, and that I won’t be happy if I can’t conceive. I know I can trust you. I ask you to wash me of these lies and confirm my belief that nothing is too hard for you. You are God Almighty, and you know what’s best for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
3. A Prayer of Grief
Lord, I’m heartbroken over my inability to conceive. Whether it’s infertility or a lack of relationship, I’m aching to become a parent. You know this about me, and you put this desire in my heart, so I’m asking you to fulfill it or remove it. Comfort me and guide me into a deeper relationship with you. I ask for your peace to smooth out the agony in my heart. You are my Heavenly Father, so hold me and comfort me. Hear my prayers and answer me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
4. A Prayer of Thanks
Lord, you have not answered my request for a child. I don’t know if your answer is “no” or “wait,” but while I wonder and hurt with longing, I will thank you for all the blessings I have. Thank you for being my Heavenly Father. Thank you for your love and grace. May I grow in an awareness of your presence and be satisfied with all that you are teaching me about trust and obedience. And Lord, if you give me a child, I will thank you every day for this precious life. I will not take control of my life, for it is yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
5. A Prayer of Dedication
Lord, if you will give me a child, I promise to give him/her back to you. I will guide and teach this child about you and your love. I will demonstrate your faithfulness and mercy in my parenting. I will not selfishly hold onto this child for my own fulfillment, but I will trust you to guide and protect this child’s life according to your purpose. I pray for your calling on this little life, and I ask that you entrust me with a baby. I dedicate myself to follow your word and your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
6. A Prayer of Destiny
Lord, I don’t know what your will is for me. Even when life is hard, I want to follow you. Even when I’m disappointed, I believe that you are good and you only do good. I ask for your blessing over my life. Give me a destiny beyond my largest dreams. Enlarge my territory. Make me a molder of lives, even if I’m not molding a child of my own. I trust that whatever your purpose is for my life, your purpose will exceed my goals and aspirations. God, use me to love others and lead them to you. And if it’s your will, please give me a child whose destiny I will also place in your hands. I await your blessings. You are great and mighty, and nothing is too hard for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.