Scriptures for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth, compliments of John Parker
Why Speak, Decree, and Declare God’s Word?
Because speaking the Word brings God’s power and authority to bear on a physical problem!
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power, making it active, operative, energizing, and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (the soul) and the immortal spirit, and of joints and marrow, of the deepest parts of our nature. . . . . .
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void without producing any effect, (useless), but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
2 Timothy 3:16 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, and for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action).
Scripture begins with God speaking words in Genesis (the very beginning of the story). God speaks, and creation, as we know it, comes into being. God’s powerful speaking continues through the Old Testament. Then, we encounter Jesus in the New Testament. He displays for us the same powerful use of words.
What gives us the right to speak God’s Word over our personal situation?
Galatians 3:29 And if you belong to Christ (are in Him Who is Abraham’s Seed), then you are Abraham’s offspring and spiritual heirs according to promise.
Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself thus testifies together with our own spirit, assuring us that we are children of God. 17 And if we are His children, then we are His heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him; . . . . . .
Over and over again, the Bible makes it clear that once you believe, you must confess, or speak, the thing that you believe. Speaking God’s Word over your situation sends reverberations throughout the Heavens and the spiritual realm, sort of like radar waves. The Word goes out, then comes back, having accomplished that for which it was intended. Speaking/Decreeing/Declaring also activates your faith and sets it in motion, and that brings manifestation from the spiritual to the physical, as well as strengthening your spirit.
The scriptures below have been modified in a few cases, and personalized in most cases, to make them feel more intimate and relevant for you. This is not blasphemous in any way, it’s just personalizing God’s Word to you so that you can Decree it over yourself and your child.
How do we speak God’s Word over our personal situation?
Deuteronomy 30:19 I (God) call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your children (descendants) may live.
These blessings and the curses are spiritual laws, and one or the other of these two spiritual laws will be activated by whatever you say. There is no third choice.
The first words you speak over any situation usually determine the outcome of that situation, so take care that you speak life (blessing), i.e. in the case of a bad report.
With that in mind;
The Word must be spoken out loud, with boldness and confidence.
The Word must be spoken from the heart; it should never just be recited like some formula that will make God do what you want him to do.
The Word you speak must be believed with all your might and all your faith.
You must never forget that these are God’s words you are speaking, that they are ALIVE, (for God is His Word), and that they will accomplish that which they are sent to do.
These scriptures will be helpful to meditate on as part of the wonderful, exhilarating, exhausting, fantastic, joyful miracle of bringing a child into the world!
Print them out, or write them on note cards to focus on as part of your daily devotions. Bring them along to the place where you will be delivering – nothing will help you more than clinging to the truth of God’s Word! May it bring peace of mind, encouragement, and strength to you!
Job 22:22-30 I receive the law and instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in my heart. 23 I return to the Almighty and submit and humble myself before Him, I will be built up; because I put away unrighteousness far from my tents, 24 I lay gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brook considering them of little worth, 25 I make the Almighty my gold and the Lord my precious silver treasure, 26 Then I will have delight in the Almighty, and I will lift up my face to God. 27 I will make my prayer to Him, and He will hear me, and I will pay my vows. 28; I shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for me and the light of God’s favor shall shine upon my ways. 29 When they make me low, I will say, there is a lifting up; and since I am a humble person, God lifts up and saves me. 30 He will even deliver the one for whom I intercede who is not innocent; yes, the one for whom I intercede will be delivered through the cleanness of my hands.
Philippians 4:6-7 I am not anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, I present my requests to You my God. And Your peace, which transcends all my understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 1:16 For it was in You Lord that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through You, by Your service and intervention, and in and for You. So it is with my unborn child, who is created perfectly, in Your image, by You.
Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things I hope for, being the proof of things I do not see and the conviction of their reality, my faith perceives as real fact what is not revealed to my senses. I have faith that my baby is healthy, strong, perfectly formed, and flawless in every way.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives unyielding and impenetrable strength to me, for I am one of His people; the Lord blesses me with peace. I receive His peace about my baby.
Psalm 55:22 I cast all my burdens on the Lord, releasing the weight of them, and He sustains me; He will never allow me to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail), for I am the consistently righteous.
Psalm 91:1-16 I dwell in the secret place of the Most High; I shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust! 3 For then He will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 Then He will cover me with His pinions, and under His wings shall I trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. 5 I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me or my baby or our family. 8 Only a spectator shall I be, I will be inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High as I witness the reward of the wicked. 9 Because I have made the Lord my refuge, and the Most High my dwelling place, 10 There shall no evil befall me or my unborn child, nor any plague or calamity come near my home. 11 For He gives His angels especial charge over me and my baby, to accompany and defend and preserve me in all my ways of obedience and service. 12 They shall bear me up on their hands, lest I dash my foot against a stone. 13 I shall tread upon the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent shall I trample underfoot. 14 Because I have set my love upon Him, therefore will He deliver me; He will set me on high, because I know and understand His name, and I have a personal knowledge of His mercy, love, and kindness – I trust and rely on Him, knowing He will never forsake me, no, never. 15 I call upon the Lord, and He answers me; He is with me in trouble, He delivers me and honors me. 16 With long life He satisfies me, and He shows me His salvation.
Isaiah 26:3 You will guard me and my baby and keep us both in perfect and constant peace and health, for my mind, both its inclination and its character, is stayed on You, because I commit myself to You, I lean on You, and I hope confidently in You. 4 I trust in You Lord, I commit myself to You, lean on You, and hope confidently in You forever; for the Lord my God is an everlasting Rock, the Rock of Ages.
John 14:27 Your peace You leave with me; Your own peace You give and bequeath to me. Not as the world gives do You give to me. I will not let my heart be troubled, neither will I let it be afraid, for you are with me and my child. I will not allow myself to be agitated or disturbed; and I will not permit myself to be fearful, intimidated, cowardly, or unsettled by any doctor or nurse or midwife or medical report.
Faith and fear cannot dwell in the same place. So let Him in to push fear out!
Romans 11:36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. For all things originate with Him and come from Him; my unborn child comes from Him – all things live through Him; my unborn child lives through Him – all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him. To God be glory forever! Amen (so be it).
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect, free, large, full gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all that gives light, in the shining of Whom there can be no variation, rising, or setting or shadow cast by His turning as in an eclipse. My baby is good, my baby is perfect, because this child comes from the Father of all light.
Psalms 139:12-17 Even the darkness hides nothing from You Lord, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. 13 For You did form the inward parts of my baby; You knit my child together in my womb. 14 I confess and praise You, for You are fearful and wonderful, and for the awful wonder of the birth of my child! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. 15 The frame of this little one was not hidden from You when it was being formed in secret; perfectly, intricately and curiously wrought as if embroidered with various colors in the depths of the earth, a region of darkness and mystery. 16 Your eyes saw the unformed substance of my unborn child, and in Your book all the days of its life were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Jeremiah 1:5 Before You formed this child in my womb You knew and approved of it as Your chosen instrument, and before its birth You have separated and set this child apart, consecrating it;
Isaiah 66:9 The Lord will not bring me to the moment of birth without causing me to bring forth a healthy and perfect child. My God, Who causes to bring forth will not shut my womb.
It is God’s will for you to conceive and give birth to a healthy wonderful child. Read and confess these scriptures until faith drops into your heart. You will know when it does, just like one knows when they are pregnant. The Bible says that everything is like a seed, everything after its own kind.
Psalm 113:9 He gives me a family, making me a happy mother. Praise the LORD!
John 10:10 Lord Jesus, You came that I and my baby might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly.
Genesis 1:28 God You have blessed me, and commanded me that I be fruitful and multiply. I claim and receive by my faith Your promise that Your Word will not return to You without accomplishing that for which You sent it.
Exodus 15:2 Lord You are my Strength and my Song, and You are my Salvation; You are my God, and I praise You, my father’s God, and I exalt You.
Deuteronomy 7:13-14 God loves me, He blesses me, and He multiplies me; He blesses the fruit of my body and the fruit of my land, my grain, my new wine, and my oil, the increase of my cattle and the young of my flock in the land which He swore to my fathers to give me. 14 I am blessed above all people; for I will never be barren . . . . . .
Deuteronomy 28:1-4, 6, 11 I listen diligently to the voice of the Lord my God, being watchful to do all His commandments which He commands me, and the Lord my God has set my high above all the nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon my and overtake me, for I heed the voice of the Lord my God. 3 Blessed shall I be in the city and blessed shall I be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of my body . . . . . 6 Blessed shall I be when I come in and blessed shall I be when I go out. I fully obey the Lord my God and carefully keep all his commands that He gives me, and the LORD my God will set me high above all the nations of the world. I will experience all these blessings for I obey the LORD my God: 11 And the Lord shall make me have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of my body, which is my unborn child . . . . .
2 Samuel 22:32.33 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except my God? 33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Lord, You make the way of our baby’s delivery perfect. You cause my body to be strong and work perfectly in order to glorify yourself in the delivery of our child.
Psalm 18:6 . . . . . When it seems like I am closed in, I call upon the Lord and cry to my God; He hears my voice out of His temple (His heavenly dwelling place), and my cry comes before Him, into His very ears. Lord, I call to you for any help I need during my pregnancy and my labor and my delivery, no matter the situation. I call on You and you hear my call.
Psalm 46:1-3 GOD is our Refuge and Strength, mighty and impenetrable to temptation, a very present and well-proved help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, 3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah, (pause, and calmly think of that! Thank you for being with us during labor and delivery. We will not fear.
Psalm 84:11-12 For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows present grace and favor and future glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from me, for I walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) am I, for I trust in You, leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving! I believe and receive by my faith in You a healthy pregnancy, an easy birth, and a healthy, perfect, flawless baby.
Psalm 119:165 -173 I have great peace for I love Your law; nothing shall offend me or make me stumble. 166 I am hope and wait eagerly for Your salvation, O Lord, and I do Your commandments. 167 I keep Your testimonies, hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them; I love them exceedingly! 168 I observe Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are fully known before You. 169 Let my cry and supplication come near before You, O Lord; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension) according to Your word of assurance and promise. 170 Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word! 171 My lips shall pour forth praise with thanksgiving and renewed trust when You teach me Your statutes. 172 My tongue shall sing praise for the fulfillment of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteous. 173 Let Your hand be ready to help me in my pregnancy and the birth of my child, for I have chosen Your precepts.
Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of our youth. 5 Happy, blessed, and fortunate are we, for our quiver will be filled with them!
Psalm 128:3 As a wife I shall be like a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of our home; our children shall be like olive plants round about our table.
Proverbs 14:30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body . . . . , my mind and my heart are calm and not disturbed; they are life and health to my body and to body of the child I carry within me.
Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and selected young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; 31 But I wait for the Lord, and I, who expect, look for, and hope in Him shall change and renew my strength and power; I shall lift my wings and mount up close to God, as eagles mount up to the sun; I shall run and not be weary, I shall walk and not faint or become tired. Lord, You will renew my strength during delivery. My strength will not wear out because it is from You and my hope is in You.
Fight fear with all you have. Remember, the presence of fear does not mean danger, it just indicates the presence of fear. We are the ones, (with the help of the devil), who make the connection to danger.
Isaiah 41:10 I fear not. There is nothing to fear, for You are with me; I will not look around me in terror and be dismayed, for You are my God. You will strengthen and harden me to difficulties and to childbirth, yes, You will help me; yes, You will hold me up and retain me with Your victorious right hand of rightness and justice.
Isaiah 43:2 When I pass through the waters, You will be with me, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm me. When I walk through the fire, I will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon me. Lord, thank you for not leaving me alone. Thank you for being with our baby as it passes through the waters in my womb.
Isaiah 51:12 You, even You, are He who comforts me. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for always being my comfort. You always bring the comfort I need.
Isaiah 54:13 And all my children shall be disciples, taught by the Lord and obedient to His will, and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of my children.
Romans 4:19-21 He (Abraham) did not weaken in faith when he considered the utter impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s deadened womb. 20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, 21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised. Lord I give you praise and glory. I grow strong, and empowered by faith. I am fully satisfied and assured that You are able and mighty to keep Your word and to do what You have promised; that this child will be healthy and strong, and that this will be a blessed and healthy pregnancy and birth.
Philippians 4:13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me, I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. Lord, I confess I can do this through You. It is You who gives me strength.
Hebrews 11:11 Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive, carry to term, and bear a child, even when she was long past the age for it, because she considered God Who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word. God you are reliable. You are trustworthy. I have faith in you that my child is perfect in every way. I have faith that this pregnancy is healthy and that I will carry this child till You say it is time for its birth. I have faith that this will be a natural birth.
God’s promise is for a healthy full-term pregnancy and delivery. Believe Him for it. Stand your ground in faith.
Psalms 22:9-10 You are He Who will take this child from my womb; You will be the hope and the trust of my baby when it is on its mothers breast. 10 This child will be upon You from its very birth; from its mother’s womb You will be the God of my child. 11 You will be not far from me and my baby when trouble is near and there is none to help.
Jesus loves infants and children!
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, it will save me; nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear me. Lord I believe that you hear me. I ask you in Jesus’ name for a healthy baby, and an easy natural birth. I believe I receive these in Jesus’ name, and give You the glory and honor for it.
Isaiah 40:10-11 Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and His arm rules for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him. 11 He feeds His flock like a shepherd; I belong to His flock. He gathers me in His arm as a lamb, He carries me in His bosom and gently leads me and my baby.
Psalm 71:6 Lord I lean on you for Your help have during birth; It is You Who will pull my child from my womb, and You will be its benefactor from that day. I praise you continually.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which I have in You: I am sure that if I ask anything, or make any request according to Your will (in agreement with Your own plan), You listen to and hear me. 15 And since I positively know that You listen to me in whatever I ask, I also know with settled and absolute knowledge that I have granted to me (as my present possession) the requests I make of You. Lord I pray to You for a healthy and perfect baby. I pray for a full-term, natural birth. I pray for an easy delivery. I believe I receive these requests with all my heart.
Philippians 1:6 I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who formed this child in me will continue that work right up to the time I give birth, developing my baby and perfecting it, and bringing it to full completion in me.
Psalm 90:17 The beauty, and delightfulness, and favor of the Lord my God is upon me; to confirm and establish the work of my hands and my womb – yes, the work of my womb, confirm and establish it.
Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me, which is my unborn child; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever–forsake not the works of Your own hands.2
Thessalonians 3:3 The Lord is faithful, and He strengthens me and my baby and sets us on a firm foundation and guard us from the evil one.
Psalm 37:23 -24 My steps are directed and established by the Lord, for He delights in my way and He busies Himself with my every step. 24 Though I fall, I shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps my hand in support and upholds me.
1 Samuel 1:27 For this child I pray, for its health and perfection in every way, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.
Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and makes me to walk, not to stand still in terror, but to walk and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble, suffering, or responsibility! I receive Your strength Lord for this pregnancy and birth.
Psalm 63:1-8 O GOD, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs for and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. 2 I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory. 3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips praise You. 4 I bless You while I live; I lift up my hands in Your name. 5 My whole being is satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth praises You with joyful lips 6 I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches. 7 For You are my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I rejoice. 8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me and my unborn baby.
Matthew 18:1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.
Mark 10:13-16 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Luke 18:15-16 . . . . . Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
According to God’s Word, our seed is blessed, and our womb is fruitful.
Exodus 23:25 ,26 I serve the Lord my God; He blesses my bread and water, and He takes sickness from my being. 26 I will never, ever, lose my young by miscarriage, or be barren in the land; He will fulfill the number of my days and the number of days of my children.
Psalm 112:1-2 Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! Blessed, happy, fortunate, and to be envied am I, for I fear, revere, and worship the Lord, and I delight greatly in His commandments. 2 My offspring shall be mighty upon earth; I am the generation of the upright, my children shall be blessed.
Genesis 49:25 You are the God of my father, Who will help me, You are the Almighty, Who blesses me with blessings of the heavens above, blessings lying in the deep beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
Luke 1:42 Blessed, favored of God, above all other women am I! And blessed, favored of God, is the Fruit of my womb!
God is still in the MIRACLE BUSINESS and God still desires GODLY OFFSPRING from His couples. This area of your life is supremely important to God!
Malachi 2:14-15 . . . . . The Lord was witness to the covenant made at our marriage between us; we deal honestly and reliably with each other; we are faithful to each other. We are each the lifetime companion of the other, and we are each the mate of the other under our covenant made by our marriage vows. 15 God has made us one flesh. The One has made us, and He preserves our spirit alive. And why did God make us two one? Because He seeks godly offspring from our union. By this we know our child will be born healthy, and strong, and perfect, and that this pregnancy will be flawless, and the birth of our child will be easy and quick. Amen