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Are you trying to have a baby or do you want to conceive a child? The proceeding prayer for a baby will help you in this season of frustration and helplessness.

God’s original intent is for man to have an intimate relationship with Him and to procreate and subdue the earth. As such, deep into a man’s heart and spirit is the desire, yearning, and longing to have a partner and build a family together through their children. Father God put this built-in propensity of mankind to relate, commune, love, be loved, and multiply.

For the majority of the population since the beginning of time, there is a desire to find a spouse, marry, and bear children. However, statistics show that a number of married couples are incapable of procreation thereby denying them of the enjoyment of having their own kids.

The Scriptures is replete with many examples of parents particularly women who were barren, infertile or unable to have a child. Like for instance, Sarah, the wife of Abraham way back in the Genesis account. God spoke and promised to Abraham that he will become the father of many nations and his descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the skies and the sands on the seashores. Many years have gone by but the promise seemed elusive. Out of desperation and frustration, the couple devised their own scheme to bear a child, Ishmael through Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant. But, God’s promise of a child (Isaac) happened when they least expected it.

Then there’s Rebecca, the lady who agreed to marry someone (Isaac) whom she has never seen nor met initially. She was infertile for twenty (20) years until Isaac declared a prayer for a baby for her and she was able to bear the twins—two nations — Esau and Jacob.

Rachel, the second wife of Jacob also was barren but God opened the womb of her older sister Leah, Jacob’s first wife when Leah was not loved. Later on, Rachel bore Joseph and Benjamin.

Who have not heard of the beautiful story of Hannah? His husband Elkanah had another wife Peninnah with children and year after year when they worship God and sacrifice at Shiloh, Peninnah will irritate and insult Hannah for being barren. Until one day, Eli the high priest saw her thinking she was drunk for being down in heart and whispering to herself. In reality, Hannah was uttering a prayer to have a child. It happened and the child became the Prophet Samuel who anointed King Saul and King David.

In the New Testament, Elizabeth the cousin of Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus was also well advanced in age without any child. God granted her desire and gave her John the Baptist, the preparer for the way of the Lord Jesus Christ.

These women are much like you and me longing to have a child. Many years passed by and it seemed that God has forgotten them and His promises to each one of them. They never wavered nor faltered and better yet, they persevered in faith believing and trusting in God.

You may be married right now and you may have known the Lord for many years or decades. Day by day, you and your spouse are constantly and consistently praying to God for a baby and yet nothing is still happening despite all efforts, sacrifices, and untainted devotion.

Do not lose hope, keep on asking, knocking, believing. Do not just hope but expect things from God.

Do not pray wishes, do not pray dreams. Pray the word of God as exemplified by the characters in the Bible who waited patiently for not only years but decades and God came through for them in due time.

God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55.8) Sometimes, God moves in mysterious ways but be assured that He makes all things beautiful in His time. (Ecclesiastes 3.11)

For couples praying and trying to have a baby, it is best to allow God to cleanse you from all unconfessed sins. If we cherish sin in our hearts, the Lord will not hear or listen to our prayers. Do a spiritual inventory of thoughts, meditations of the heart, words, actions, habits and even sins of omission. God will be pleased if we come clean, pure, and holy before Him in love in all areas of our lives. Here’s a prayer for removing generational sins.

Begin thanking the Lord for the child. We can call on things that are not as though they were. (Romans 4.17) Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen. (Hebrew 11.1) Bless the Lord for all His goodness, attributes, and character. Declare, believe and live out the promises of God for you and your family. Meditate on the passages of Scriptures or the stories where God was true to His word and delivered His promises.

Bless your life, your bodies, and everything concerning you and your spouse. Bless your reproductive and sexual organs to be able to conceive or bear a child. Lay hands on your womb and continue to believe God for a miracle. By faith and in the supernatural, cancel all the diagnosis of the medical professionals that you or your partner were barren or sexually dysfunctional. God can turn around all those negative pronouncements and make His power real in your life.

For the practical side of it, maintain and achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle. Eat healthy foods, exercise, sleep, wake up, and eat on time. Do a research on the sexual and reproductive aspects. Lessen, if not remove, stress and pressures in your life. Put everything in balance, rhythm, and harmony – intimacy with God, spouse, career, business, ministry, finances, time, relationships.

You may pray this prayer to have a child

“Abba Father, thank You for giving me hope and expectation that one day I will conceive and bear my own child. Your ears are not closed to my prayers and you know the deepest desires and intentions of my heart. I love You, Lord and it is You who put this longing to be a mother/father and consummate our marriage through the gift of a child. I repent for the many times that I almost gave up and felt frustrated, lonely, and miserable… for doubting your promises, power, and wisdom in the dark days of our lives. I let go of all the stress, pressures, fears, pains, shame, and grief associated with this yearning to have a child and I put this in Your hands.

I bless You Lord for You are in full control and dominion over everything great and small. Nothing is hidden from Your sight and You have the ability, authority, and majestic power to do what I cannot do for myself, my spouse, and our future and destiny. I completely entrust our lives in Your hands knowing that You know what is best for us. I come to You now reminding You of Your wonderful promises to me and my family. No good thing will You withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Those who put their hope and trust in You will never be put to shame nor disappointed. That if I abide You and Your Words abide in Me, I can ask for whatever I wish and it will be granted to me.

I bless our bodies that we can produce and conceive a child. I bless our sexual and reproductive organs to function to the way God originally intended for them to function. I bless my intimacy and union with my spouse to be clean and pure before the eyes of God and that out of our love for God and love for each other, a child will be formed and this child will bind our love for each other and he/she will be used by God for his kingdom.

Thank You Father God for giving us your Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to save, heal, deliver, and restore us. Jesus Himself was born to an earthly mother and it was such a joy for Mary to conceive and bear Him, the Savior of the world. Grant me this same privilege and joy to conceive and bear a child in Your own perfect time. My sorrows will turn into joy (John 16.20), my wailing into dancing. (Psalm 30.11) This is my prayer for a baby, In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.”    

There is a story of one young lady trying to have a baby and cannot conceive a child properly. She became pregnant but after 6-8 weeks of conception her body will produce anti-bodies killing the baby in her womb. It happened twice. So, for the third baby, the ob-gyn advised her to inject in her stomach daily for nine months of conception so that the baby will live. She did not heed the doctor’s prescription but just believed God for the baby to conceive well. She visited a local Christian Healing Rooms for prayer and the baby was formed and born normally without any injections whatsoever. Right now, she has two children aged 3 and 6 months both healthy and without any disability or deformation.  Not that we are against medicines because sometimes you will need the medicine but always remember that it is the Lord that does it!

If God can give a child to Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah, Rachel, and Elizabeth, He can do the same for you. Every time you feel frustrated and losing hope, return to this prayer for a baby and you will find encouragement.  It is God’s will.  Always remember that EVERY story in the bible of barrenness where prayer was applied it was answered with conception.  Did we say EVERY?  Yes, EVERY person in the bible who prayed for a child received it.  We serve a God who is no respecter of persons which means if He will do it for those women in the bible He will also do it for you. Be patient, have faith and believe God.

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  1. Charm
    July 22, 2013 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    Hi I am using this prayer hoping that my husband and I will be blessed, I 31 yrs old and everyone in my family has children. My husband has a son from a previous relationship and I can only pray that The Lord gives my husband and I a child together also, please pray for me. Having my own child is something that I have desired and I hope that things will get better .

  2. Erica
    June 30, 2013 at 10:12 am — Reply

    I’m asking for prayers for a healthy baby. My husband and I have been together for seven years. Unfortunately, we have miscarried SIX times. I have such an emptiness in my heart. I long to be a mother, and my husband longs to be a father. We don’t have the financial means to adopt either. My husband’s 20 year old niece just had a baby boy, and she is unmarried. I struggle all the time over jealousy seeing other pregnant women and couples with more than one child that they get to care for. I also pray for healing. I’ve asked the Lord many times to take the desire for children out of my heart, but that desire is always there… Thank you in advance for your prayers…

  3. Soti Boss
    June 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    I just turned 29 and now have been married for almost 3 year, in these time period my other friends are already having their second and their child and that leaves me depressed even more. I do have strong faith in God but every time I have my mensturation I doubt Him and hate myself. But for the first time after reading the prayer, I am filled wiht so much faith and peace and happiness that God is in control, thank you so much for the lovely, well structrued and sweet prayer, i know its a sweet to God’s ear. Thank you all for your comments as well i am so blessed and with faith we all say, “Happy Baby Dust”.

  4. Irene
    May 23, 2013 at 6:22 am — Reply

    Me and my husband really want to have a child, i’m 34 years old, at this age only 50% chances can have a baby. But I trust our Almighty Father, He will listen to us. Lets Pray together that to all women who are matured and responsible, hoping our prayer want to have a child, God will hear us, Amen..

  5. Lyn
    May 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    Happy Mother’s Day in advance, a year from now
    we’ll be dedicating our babies to God or
    we’ll all be getting ready to deliver our children
    In the name of Jesus! Have faith, God will finish
    what he starts. All our dreams will come true:).

    • Zanele Khubisa
      November 20, 2014 at 9:13 am — Reply


  6. Diana Lubbe
    May 10, 2013 at 10:30 am — Reply

    Thank you for the inspirational words. I have just prayed them over my husband and I.

    We have been trying for 3 years to conceive, and just found out last week after many blood tests that I have very low estrogen levels and am not ovulating which is why I couldn’t conceive. On the 18th May 2013 I begin hormone replacement therapy and the doctors say we should conceive within two months now… please pray for us. It will be my first child, I am 30 and ready to start a family.

    God bless all of you who are also trying to conceive, I know how hard it is and I have gone through days of tears myself feeling useless as a woman unable to bear a child. But God is good, and He will hear all of our prayers.

  7. Tara Tytko
    April 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm — Reply

    Please pray that me and my husband will be able to have a child soon I’m 37 and i hope i still have time,we have been trying along time, we r so ready, I thank you for posting this prayer,until then ill just keep praying

  8. silyn
    April 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm — Reply

    thanks for the prayer.. it helps me to overcome my depression for having a child.. i know god will bless us in his perfect time..

  9. Maria
    April 4, 2013 at 4:29 am — Reply

    I thank you Lord for opening my Fallopian tubes after being told that they were blocked and my right ovary is swollen so will never be able to conceive( Two Gynaes confirmed that)after two Laporascope Operations. I have been praying for 14 years to have a baby. Last month I went to a Gynae and he told me my tubes and my Ovaries are ok the only thing that needs to be put in it’s right position is my Uterus. I have never doubted my Almighty God that he is besides me. And I thank him for being there through out the years and we will still be together on this journey. I have Faith and believe in his Power. I left everything to his Holy hands. I thank Him on a daily basis. So God is there for you my sisters. He will grant you with what you want. Just believe and have Faith in Him. He has already blessed us.

  10. Tammara
    March 23, 2013 at 6:14 am — Reply

    Thank you for this powerful prayer! My husband and I are praying for a child. We believe and will continue to trust God and stand on his word.

  11. Mich
    March 18, 2013 at 10:54 am — Reply

    I lost my 5month old daughter last Jan.31,2013…the pain still killing me…i miss her so much….I’m praying that God will bless me and my husband another baby….Please pray for us too..thank you! God Bless us all..

    • Profile photo of MOP
      March 20, 2013 at 6:32 am — Reply

      Praying for you that God will heal your heart and your husband’s as well. And, I pray that He will also bless you with more children. God Bless You.

    • Lyn
      March 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm — Reply

      Hello Mich,
      I am very sorry for your great lost. I miscarried at
      5 months. The pain at times is unbearable. Have faith,
      God is in control. You and your husband will have another child in
      the mighty name of Jesus. My husband and I are also trusting in
      God for twins in the name of Jesus. I’ll keep you
      and your husband in prayers. Have Faith

    • Ntsiki
      August 8, 2013 at 10:45 am — Reply

      Praying for you that God will heal your heart and your prayers for both of u. And, I pray that He will also bless you with more children. It is not a good thing to loose a child. Stay blessed & your family.

  12. Ebony Bryant
    February 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    Thank you guys for this prayer. My husband and I are trusting God for our twin girls.

  13. February 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    please pray for me and my boyfriend, that i can get pragnant. the problem is i am 45 years old and my boyfriend have a very pad spermaqualität. we wish us very strong a baby

    • Profile photo of MOP
      February 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm — Reply

      Hi Andi,
      God’s word says that we need to be married before we have children. Otherwise, this is fornication. Maybe you want to consider this before you think about having a child.

  14. mary chaambwa
    January 6, 2013 at 10:33 am — Reply

    i thank god in jesus name,thank for this powerful prayer,i believe it will happen by gods grace and favaour.god bless

  15. Lyn
    December 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    Thank you for such an encouraging article. I am indeed praying for a child and just prayed the prayer in the article. It comforts me to know God was there for Sarah, Rachael, Hannah and so many others..

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