If you are looking for some encouragement inspiration on your fertility journey, you may have wondered what the Bible has to say about getting pregnant and whether there are any specific prayers for fertility.
Infertility is actually mentioned many times in the Bible and there are a many examples of women getting pregnant through faithful prayer.
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Many of us turn to religion when times are tough and infertility is often one of the first times that we might find that things are “out of our control” or helpless.
When I was going through infertility, I prayed and lit candles a lot as well as always praying as I waiting for treatments or at acupuncture appointments.
Even if you are not overly religious, you may find comfort in the prayers for fertility mentioned below and also the stories of the Saints. Prayer can be a moment of calm to reflect that is much needed when you are going through something as stressful as infertility.
I truly believe that prayer can be powerful especially when you are doing everything you can to get pregnant on your own:
- Eating right – following a fertility friendly diet rich in superfoods and nourishing meals.
- Exercising – Practising fertility yoga or other sports that you enjoy
- Seeking help when needed – whether that be in the form of natural herbs or fertility treatments
- Timing it right – using an ovulation tracker to give yourself the best odds
I think doing all the things we need to do to get our bodies ready for a healthy pregnancy is our way of showing God – look, I’m ready, I’m working hard to make my body the perfect place for a baby.
Infertility: Bible Verses To Encourage
And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Exodus 23:26 E
None shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
Prayers for Fertility- The Saints
St Gerard has been called the Patron Saint of happy childbirth, the Patron Saint of Mothers and the Patron Saint Of Fertility.
2. Saint Irene Chrysovalantou: A Greek Tradition
There is a greek wedding tradition where apples are taken to Church and blessed on the Feast Day of Saint Irene which is on July 28th. Many believe that they will fall pregnant after eating a piece of the apple.
3. St. Joseph: Patron Saint Of Fathers, Unborn Children and families
4. St. Brigit of Kildar: Irish Saint Of Newborn Babies
5. St. Rita of Cascia: Patron Saint Of Impossible Causes, Parenthood and Infertility
6. St. Anne: Women in labor or who want to be pregnant
Anne is mentioned not only in the Bible but also in the Quran as Hannah (Anne in Arabic):
Hannah and her husband Imran had believed they would never have children, but Hannah prayed to God and she became pregnant. When Hannah realized the glorious news she turned to God and said:
“O my Lord! I have vowed to You what is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services, so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.” (Quran 3:35)”
7. St. Nicholas: Patron Saint Of Children
Otherwise known as Jolly St Nick/Santa Claus!
Prayers For Fertility
The following prayers for fertility are perfect for saying together or alone.
Novena to St Gerard
You can say the novena below for 9 days in a row. Source: The Practicing Catholic
O glorious St.Gerard, powerful intercessor before God, and wonder worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your help. You who always fulfilled God’s will on earth, help those desiring to conceive to do God’s holy will. Intercede with the Giver of Life from whom all parenthood proceeds, that they may conceive and raise children who will please God in this life, and be heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen.
2. Gently in my womb
3. The Fertility Blessing
You know my deep desire for a child
A little one to love and to hold, to care for,
to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive
and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in
Your holy image.
Guide me in all my choices so that this
conception, my pregnancy and my baby’s birth
are in line with Your will.
Heavenly Father and Holy Mother,
hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.
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