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Prayers for Fertility And Infertility In The Bible

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 many examples of women getting pregnant through faithful prayer.

There are even studies that show a link between prayer and fertility.

If fertility prayer is something you would like to incorporate into your life on your path to conception read on for the best fertility saints to pray to and different prayers and bible verses you can lean on. 

At the bottom of this post, you can download a free printable prayer to St Gerard. This cute artwork is nice to put into a frame for your desk or nightstand. 

And if you have a friend or loved one who is struggling to get pregnant, make sure to check out my post on the perfect Fertility Prayer For A Friend

Prayers for fertility

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Why Use Prayers For Fertility?

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, something 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.

Bible Verses About Infertility

There are many mentions of fertility in The Bible. Below are some of the most popular that you may or may not be familiar with:

Genesis 25:21

And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Psalm 113:9

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Hebrews 11:11

By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.

Luke 1:36-37

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

The Catholic religion has named many Saints for fertility and a healthy child. Below are the most popular:

1.  St. Gerard Majella

St Gerard has been called the Patron Saint of happy childbirth, the Patron Saint of Mothers and the Patron Saint Of Fertility.

The St Gerard Majella Prayer to Conceive is the most well-known prayer for fertility for Catholics. 

prayers for fertility - st gerard majella

2. Saint Irene Chrysovalantou: A Greek Tradition

St Irene Chrysovalantou is best known for the apple and fertility. 

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

prayers for fertility - st joseph

4.  St. Brigit of Kildar:  Irish Saint Of Newborn Babies

This Irish Saint shares her name with an important Celtic goddess and there are many legends and folk customs associated with her.

prayers for fertility - St Brigid
5.  St. Rita of Cascia: Patron Saint Of Impossible Causes, Parenthood and Infertility

Rita of Cascia ( 1381 – 22 May 1457) was an Italian nun venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

prayers for fertility - St Rita of Cascia
6.  St. Anne: Women in labor or who want to be pregnant

Anne is a saint for fertility who 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)”

prayers for fertility- st anne
7.  St. Nicholas: Patron Saint Of Children

Otherwise known as Jolly St Nick/Santa Claus!


Prayers For Fertility And Conception

The following prayers for fertility are perfect for saying together or alone.

Novena For Getting Pregnant To St Gerard

The St Gerard fertility prayer is a novena which is said for 9 days in a row. 

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

Source: The Practicing Catholic

Download A FREE Fertility Prayer to St Gerard 

The prayer to St Gerard is the most popular prayer for couples trying to conceive. Below you can download a free printable artwork of the prayer to frame or hang up in your home. 

Just fill out the form below to get the fertility prayer printable delivered to your inbox immediately. 

free printable artwork - st gerard fertility prayer

More Prayers For Fertility and Pregnancy

Prayer To St Anne For Fertility

Good Saint Anne,

you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior.

By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

Gently in my womb


Dear God of Goodness and Grace, Hold us close. We’re sad and hopeful, anxious and excited, longingly waiting  for the moment of conception.
May it be your will that the life of our child begins soon.  Choose the best from us both form a new soul. Place it ever so gently in my womb where I will nurture and protect the precious gift of life  I am about to receive. Amen.

 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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