Many pregnant mamas struggle with a certain degree of anxiety and fear during pregnancy.
Yes, pregnancy is a wonderful thing but it can also be a very trying a time.
From being anxious about attempting a natural birth for the first time, to experiencing complications, this can be a time of testing for many women.
I know this because I was one of those women whose faith was really tested. I was put through the fire during my 2nd pregnancy.
What kept me from totally hitting rock bottom was the Word of God and prayer.
Many days I had to preach to myself and remind myself of God’s promises concerning me and my babies.
This is why I love to pray. More specifically, I love to pray God’s Word back to Him because I know that He watches over it to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12)
As you prayer the prayer I’m going to share with you in this post, you will see God’s Word sprinkled throughout the entire thing.
That’s because I know that His Word is true and it never fails.
This is a prayer that I believe God has laid on my heart to share with you. But before I do, let me share my testimony.
Once upon a time I was riddled with fear and extreme anxiety during my 2nd pregnancy when I found out I had a short cervix about at around 20 weeks.
I was terrified that I would give birth prematurely. I was even more terrified of the complications I imagine he would experience being born so early.
I would stay up at night and read through every website that spoke about having a short cervix during pregnancy.
Each passing week, the ultrasound would show that my cervix kept getting shorter and shorter.
I was a nervous wreck.
You can only imagine how I felt when the doctor suggested I get steroid shots to help my baby’s lungs mature faster in the event he came early.
It was terrible!
One day I was on a prayer call, and God released a specific Word for me.
He told me to stop being so afraid and that He was in control. He told me that I would not give birth prematurely despite what it looked it.
When His Word hit me, I was delivered right away. The chains of fear, anxiety, and doubt were broken.
To this day, it gives me the chills just thinking about it.
Looking back I know that I was focusing on the problem, and not on the God for whom nothing is too hard. (Jeremiah 32:27)
But I thank Him for never holding anything against me. He’s a good Father! And He rescued me!
Not only did I have a wonderful late 3rd trimester, but I went on to experience painless labor without drugs.
I had no idea I was in labor until I reached 9cm dilation. No, that’s not a typo.
Once I realized I was in labor, 2.5 hours later my son was born at 39 weeks and 2 days.
Out of both the natural births I’ve had so far, it was by far the easiest. Didn’t I tell you earlier that God’s Word never fails?
I can go on and on and on about His faithfulness but I want to get to this pray this prayer so that you too can experience deliverance from fear.
Pray it with faith, believing that He rewards them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
If you’re desperate like I was to be free from all that fear and anxiety, today He will reward you with His peace.
Be prepared for God to blow your mind.
Prayer Against Fear During Pregnancy
God I thank you for the blessing of a fruitful womb. I thank you for this life that you have entrusted me to carry.
I thank you for your faithfulness in this entire pregnancy, not only in forming it but in sustaining it until now.
Father, I’ve had certain fears throughout this pregnancy. Fears about the unknown. Fears about childbirth. Fears about things the doctor has said.
Forgive me for allowing fear to rob me of my joy and peace during this pregnancy. Forgive me for opening the door to fear. Wash me in the precious Blood of the Lamb.
I know Lord that you have not given me a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
So today I reject that spirit of fear. I command the fear that has kept me bound and kept me up at night be destroyed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
I ask that you shut every source of fear in my life, both known and unknown.
You say in your Word that what shall be bound on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever is loosed on earth shall be loosed in Heaven. (Matthew 18:18)
Lord I bind up the spirits of fear, anxiety, doubt, confusion, worry, and stress that have tried to oppress me and keep me from living in the fullness of your joy and peace which surpasses all understanding; (Philippians 4:7)
And I loose the spirits of love, peace, sound-mindedness, courage, and joy.
Thank You Lord for answering me as I have called on You to deliver me. (Psalm 91:15)
Thank You for delivering me from fear and all that has kept me from enjoying this blessing called pregnancy.
Thank you Lord that I am no longer afraid because You are with me. Thank You for strengthening and helping me throughout this pregnancy. Thank You for holding me up with Your righteous hand (Isaiah 41:10) and not letting me be weighed down by fear.
Help me always to think on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8)
As I get closer to giving birth, help me keep my mind stayed on you so that You will keep my in perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3)
Thank You for Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guarding my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, now and forever. (Philippians 4:7)
To You be all the glory in Jesus name I pray, amen.
What to do once you’ve prayed this prayer
If you want to be free from fear during pregnancy, not only do you want to pray about it, but you also want to be practical about it.
This just means doing thing in real life to keep fear at bay.
You can keep God’s Word activated in your every day life by stopping anything you may have been doing to keep fear around.
Is it reading scary anecdotes? Listening to well-meaning friends who tell stories that make you nervous? Is it constantly worrying about every symptom you feel during pregnancy? Is it something the doctor said?
Whatever it is, give it to God in prayer. And then, live your life. Let Him be in control.
I would encourage you today to adopt healthier habits that will keep your mind at peace.
I know that for some others, the anxiety may actually be a disorder. If this is you, please seek help.
There is nothing wrong with praying and believe God while at the same time utilizing other resources to help get you better.
No matter the degree of fear and anxiety, I want you to know that there is nothing to hard for God.
I understand that this is easier said than done but if you are reading this as a child of God then you know the Holy Spirit is your helper.
Ask Him to help you and He will. Ask Him as many times as you need to.
He is never too tired or weary of hearing your voice crying out to Him.
I hope you’ve been blessed by this prayer. If you have, don’t forget to share it!