Bible verses of reassurance and peace as you pray for your unborn baby

Meditating on bible verses throughout pregnancy is very helpful to have God’s protection throughout your pregnancy and through labor and delivery. Reading bible verses to your unborn baby will give you strength to carry your baby in the womb and confess God’s will into your child. 

Pregnancy can be one of the sweetest times in your life as you embrace carrying the baby inside of you and prepare to meet him or her. You’ve probably started imagining what your little one will be like – whose eyes, hair, or smile she will have or how tiny she will be in those first weeks.

While there’s so much joy and anticipation surrounding your pregnancy, it can also be a scary and anxious time. The season of pregnancy can be punctuated by worries about your baby’s health, your own health, or giving birth in the near future. 


It is a miraculous thing that God designed our bodies to carry and grow a child inside of us! But it is not without its own struggles and fears. While we can feel the weight of this journey (emotionally, mentally, and physically!) God invites us to draw nearer to him for strength, wisdom, discernment, and peace. Besides intentional prayer, we can also walk closer with God during this season by meditating on his words to us.

God knows the number of hairs on your baby’s head. He knows whether your baby is a girl or boy, and whose eyes, hair, and smile she has. Your baby’s days are written before one of them comes to pass. Today, may you let that truth about him settle in your heart as you pray for your unborn baby. God is love, and his love is poured out on both you and your baby.



Reassuring Bible verses for your unborn baby

Bible verses can be used for pregnancy announcements and to pray over them.

Here are some of the best Bible verses to speak over your pregnancy and your unborn babies. We pray you find both comfort and confidence as you meditate on these Scriptures. These are great bible verses to read to your unborn baby while they are in your womb.


  • Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;

I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.


This verse reminds us to consider all of our blessings, especially the gift of carrying a child. It helps us to be humble and grateful for all that God has gifted us. The Bible tells us to “love God with all your heart, soul, and mind.” Psalm 9:1 encourages us to acknowledge God and the gift of our unborn child with a whole heart, recounting that he has been good to us and so will continue to be a good God. 


  • Psalm 100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

 and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.


When we are preparing for a child to join our family, it is so easy to become wrapped up in to-do lists and future plans. Sometimes we even become anxious about all the things that need to be done. When we are fixated on all that we have to do, this verse reminds us to pause and thank God for his love and faithfulness. Because of Jesus, we can enter “his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!” God asks us to take time to praise him for all that he has done.


  • Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you were born I consecrated you;

I appointed you a prophet to the nations.


What an encouragement this verse is to us! Before your baby was even conceived in your womb, God knew him or her. He has a purpose for her life, so you don’t have to fret about what is next or how to do everything right. With your faithful prayers over him, God has a plan and purpose for your unborn baby. 


  • James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.


Your unborn baby is a good and perfect gift! And he was created in your womb by the God of the universe, who never changes and never leaves us. What a treasure it is to entrust our baby to God who gives better gifts to his children than we do.


  • Psalm 139:13-16

For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.


This verse is worth committing to memory as you walk through this season of pregnancy. I love that some translations of the Bible use the word “knitted.” I used to watch my grandmother knit blankets as a little girl. When I think back on those memories, one thing that stands out is how focused and precise she was as she worked. She pulled each piece of yarn so intentionally along her pattern.

She was never just throwing something together; there was always a purposeful design. That is how God is with the baby in your womb.

God decided how to pattern your baby before her substance was even formed. God already knows your baby’s days, even before he lives them. When any part of your journey seems uncertain, you can recall this verse and how it shows God’s deep, abiding love for you and your baby.


  • Job 10:10-12

Did you not pour me out like milk

and curdle me like cheese?

You clothed me with skin and flesh,

and knit me together with bones and sinews.

You have granted me life and steadfast love,

and your care has preserved my spirit.


Job is one of those books of the Bible that is difficult to read. He endured so much suffering and never lost his faith in God. Here he acknowledges that God granted him “life and steadfast love.” Because he knew that God loved him, he was able to persevere. When you are feeling weak and tired, remember that God’s care for you can help you to stand firm.


  • Psalm 91:14-16

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;

I will protect him, because he knows my name.

When he calls to me, I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble;

I will rescue him and honor him.

With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”


When we are feeling anxious or scared during pregnancy, this is a great verse to meditate on. Here God promises to deliver, protect, answer, rescue, honor, and satisfy David because he knows that David trusts in him. When we trust in God, he cannot disappoint us. We may not understand or like our circumstances, but we can hold fast to this truth – God will satisfy our deepest needs and desires. 


  • Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.


This verse reminds us to trust God with “all things.” Whatever the enemy intends for evil, God can turn for good. He gives our life on earth a purpose and promises that he will work situations out for good. This can be a hard verse to understand in times of trouble or pain, but as you pray over your unborn baby, remember that God loves him or her and is working things out in your family for good.


  • Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord,

and he will sustain you;

he will never permit

the righteous to be moved.


Have you been feeling burdened during your pregnancy? Maybe you have had health concerns or other medical scares. Maybe you are concerned about labor and delivery or bringing your baby safely into the world.

I remember holding my breath during every ultrasound, praying that good news would follow. We are not built to carry burdens about the future.

God tells us to hand our burden over to him. Don’t let it weigh on your heart. He will carry your burden for you and sustain you as you wait. When you follow his ways, he will not allow you to be moved from your secure place in him.

Even if you need to do it daily, cast your burdens about pregnancy or your unborn baby onto God who loves you.


  • Isaiah 26:3

You keep him in perfect peace

whose mind is stayed on you,

because he trusts in you.


This is a great verse to write on your mirror or place on your bedside table. When we keep our minds focused on God and how he is our protection and our strength, we are met with peace that surpasses understanding.


  • Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


The more we love something, the more we tend to cling to it with fierce love and care. This is how I felt about both of my babies before they were born. As they grew in my belly, so did my love for them. It was often that a scary thought made me feel afraid. I had to go back to this verse again and again. “

Let your requests be made known to God…” is similar to turning your burdens over to him. He is the giver of life and cares for your unborn baby even more than you. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true!

When I committed myself to praying instead of worrying, God was faithful to fill my heart with peace and calm my racing thoughts. 


  • Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.


Hope perseveres even as the future is uncertain or shaky. God’s Holy Spirit empowers us to believe and hope and trust for God’s will to be worked out in our lives. As you pray over your unborn baby, may God fill you with all joy and peace!


  • John 14:1

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.


What greater love could we know than God coming down in human form to die in our place?

If he loves each of us with this kind of love (and enough to know the number of hairs on our head), then why let our hearts be troubled over things out of our control?

We can believe in Jesus for answered prayer and hope that goes beyond what we can see.


  • 1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


I don’t know about you (hopefully it’s just me!), but I have a habit of overthinking and planning because it makes me feel in control, especially when it comes to my babies. But often my overthinking and planning turns into worrying and anxious thoughts. It is a fine line!

It makes me feel better in the moment to be self-sufficient, but in the long run, it causes my heart and mind to be heavy with “what ifs?” This verse reminds me that when we are in this cycle, we can stop and turn to God.

He cares for us and wants to carry the burdens we were never meant to carry. If only we will humble ourselves, he will lift us up in due time. 


  • John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.


Here Jesus says that he gives us a special kind of peace. The peace the world gives is one that is peaceful when everything is going the way that we expect or want. Then, we can relax and enjoy life. But Jesus says that he gives us peace that doesn’t make sense.

We don’t know what will happen, and we don’t have answers, but we are still at peace and confident in God’s good nature towards us. This peace is a supernatural peace that keeps our hearts from being troubled and afraid.

When you are praying for the health and development of your unborn baby, remember this verse: let not your heart be troubled, Jesus shares his peace with you.

  • Isaiah 26:3

You keep him in perfect peace

whose mind is stayed on you,

because he trusts in you.


Is it possible to have too many Bible verses about peace committed to memory?

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and distracted with all that goes on around us, especially if we are feeling weak and tired during pregnancy, but this verse reminds us that God will keep our hearts steady and give us a peaceful outlook when we trust in him. 


  • Hebrews 10:35

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.


Other translations use the word “courage” instead of confidence. The context surrounding this verse describes the great confidence that we have as members of God’s family because of Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

Whether your pregnancy has been a season of joy or a season of hardship, God has blessed you with a new life and will be faithful to take care of you. As you pray over your unborn baby, hold fast to the great confidence we have in Jesus!


  • John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.


How wonderful it is for us to serve God who overcame sin and death, who is Creator, Savior, and Lord, and still cares about each of us so personally and intimately. He knows the number of hairs on your baby’s head!

When you face any trial or difficulty, remember that Jesus didn’t promise us an easy life, but he did promise to be our strength and help. 


  • Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.


As you carry your baby in your womb and prepare for his or her arrival, you can rest in the knowledge that God already knows the plans he has for your baby. And those plans include “a future and a hope.” Before we open our eyes in the morning, God is already there.

He is the God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, the One who never changes. Pray this verse over your unborn baby for comfort that God will guide his or her future. 


  • Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God,

hold your right hand;

it is I who say to you, “Fear not,

I am the one who helps you.”


As you endure the aches and pains of pregnancy, the tests and waiting, and the restless nights, try to imagine that Jesus is there, holding your right hand and keeping you strong. He is the ever-present One who helps us. 


  • Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst,

a mighty one who will save;

he will rejoice over you with gladness;

he will quiet you by his love;

he will exult over you with loud singing.


For you and your unborn baby, perhaps the most comforting of these verses is that God “will quiet you by his love.” His presence is with you. He rejoices over you with gladness as he rejoices over your unborn child with gladness. His love for your baby is certain, and that is a comfort indeed!

  • Isaiah 49: 16

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

This is a great promise to declare over your unborn child. God promises that he has engraved each one of us in the palm of His hands and He is continually faithful to us. 

  • Psalm 91:4

He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Another beautiful verse to read to your unborn child in the womb. Just picture that God is protecting your baby under His wings and realize that no one on earth or heaven can touch your baby who His protected by our Mighty God.

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