If you are currently going through the process of trying to conceive (or have a friend who is on this journey) there are a number of resources on this page that you may find useful. To begin with, there is a prayer for those who are hoping to fall pregnant, followed by an ancient Irish blessing, suitable for sending to a loved one to let them know you are thinking about them at this time. If you have been experiencing difficulty in conceiving due to health problems or illness, there is a short prayer you can pray to invite God's wholeness into your body. Lower down on this page there is also a bible excerpt from a beautiful psalm about conception that you can meditate on, and a prayer for the wellbeing of those who are currently pregnant.
Prayer for Conception
Lord, You know my heart
You know my longing for a little life
Conceived in me.
You see my tears
You see my prayer inside
For a little life
To grow in me.
You are my hope
You are my strength
For a little life
To be given to me.
(a short prayer for conception from www.lords-prayer-words.com
Here is a beautiful Irish blessing suitable for sending to a friend who is trying to conceive:-
Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.
If you have been experiencing difficulty in conceiving due to health issues you may like to pray the following prayer now:-
Lord of Heaven,
I rest underneath your mighty wings of love.
I dwell within your gentle heart.
I know there is healing in your touch.
Through the sufferings of Christ I can ask for restoration
And trust in your goodness.
You are my Lord, my Saviour,
My healer and my friend.
I dwell within your gentle embrace.
(a short Christian prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Here are the words to this prayer set to music and inspiring images:-
An excerpt from Psalm 139. The Lord is the master of conception and new life:-
For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn't hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Psalm 139: 13-17 (NHEB)
(a prayer for during pregnancy from www.lords-prayer-words.com)