A Prayer for Trying to Conceive

God of faith,
Hear the deepest prayer of our hearts,
for a child to be ours.
Help us to believe –
even when we wrestle with doubt,
even when months pass empty,
even when darkness threatens our joy –
that your promise of love for us
remains faithful, good, and true.

God of hope,
Hold our dreams for a child
within your loving hands.
Fill our hearts with hope,
and lift our eyes to look to you.
When worries creep into our thoughts,
let your light cast out every fear.

God of love,
Help us to trust when times get trying,
that this journey will bring us closer to you,
no matter where our road turns or ends.
Bless our dreams for a family,
and draw us deeper in love together
as we wait in joyful hope
for a child to welcome with love.

God of faith and hope and love,
let your will be done.


And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
and the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Copyright © 2015 Laura Kelly Fanucci

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  1. Mallory on 11 November 2015 at 4:20 pm

    In April, we lost our baby, Noah at 37.5 weeks old. We are trying again, and ask God for the ability to conceive. We are in your mercy. We miss him everyday and ask to bless us with being pregnant again. Amen.

    • motheringspirit on 22 November 2015 at 5:40 pm

      God bless you and your sweet Noah, Mallory. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and I will keep your family in my prayers for good things to come. Thank you for sharing your story here.

  2. Lisa on 9 November 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you so much means A LOT to me but I found out its a positive so now just praying God blesses us with a healthy baby we are SO EXCITED THANKS for the prayers!!

  3. Lisa on 3 November 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Please pray as I’m going for a second blood test first in the morning first one came out positive but hcg was low so going again. Was put on meds. to help me conceive had a misscarriage 3 months ago and was VERY hard for us but me & my hubby wanted to try one last time we have 2 wonderful boys but praying for a little girl prayers for a healthy baby AMEN AMEN!!

    • motheringspirit on 6 November 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Praying for you, Lisa! I know it can be so nerve-wracking with the numbers in the beginning, especially once you have experienced loss. I hope that God will answer your prayers soon!

  4. usha sarath on 26 September 2015 at 3:41 am

    Dear sister,

    Please pray for us. Since from 2013 i am trying to get conceive. But now i am sad of trying. Please pray for my husband and me. Please pray for all our health problems should come to end. I hope only god can help us.

    • motheringspirit on 26 September 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Praying for you and your husband. I know it is so hard to keep trying. I pray that God will lift you up and give you hope.

  5. Tammy on 21 September 2015 at 9:14 pm

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 6 years. He has 2 boys, but I have no children of my own. I’m so angry with God. Why does he give such a miracle to women that don’t even take care of their babies? I don’t understand. When will it be my turn?

    • motheringspirit on 26 September 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Oh Tammy, I am so sorry to hear of your struggles. I don’t understand God’s ways, either. I don’t think any of us do – or can. But I will be praying for you – for the hopes of your heart, for your righteous anger, for peace of mind and hope even in the darkness. It is terribly hard. But you are not alone. And I am grateful that you shared your story here so that I and others can pray for you.

  6. Deepali on 15 September 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Laura.. It’s been 6 years for our marriage .. N we have been trying to conceive.. Recently I found that my left ovary is blocked .. But we have complete faith in our lord Jesus Christ.. Please pray for us.. Will also pray for all the people who is trying to conceive.. Thank you

    • motheringspirit on 26 September 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Praying for you, Deepali. Thank you for sharing your hope and faith here.

  7. Vic on 26 August 2015 at 8:21 am

    My wife and I have been trying to conceive for 6 years now, and has gone through 3 failed ivf transfers. We underwent our 4th procedure just 2 days ago and we are hopeful it will be a success this time. Please do pray that God’s miracle for us will come to pass. Thank you.

    • motheringspirit on 8 September 2015 at 6:36 am

      Praying for you and your wife, Vic. I hope that you will know God’s presence and power with you as you wait and hope!

  8. Anne on 11 August 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Please pray for my bother Michael and his wife who have been trying for a family for a couple of years now. We are a close family but all of us have numerous children and it is so hard for them to watch all of us with our growing families. We pray for them and would be grateful for your thoughts and prayers x God bless you and your family x

    • motheringspirit on 16 August 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Anne, I will keep Michael and his wife in my prayers! I know that it is so hard to watch someone you love suffer through infertility. I will pray for peace, hope, and faith to be theirs as they pray for a child.

  9. Vani on 3 August 2015 at 9:16 am

    Hi Laura,

    I am trying to conceive for the second time since three months. I am very confident about myself, have faith in myself. When the time of the month comes, I cry because I have to try again. I try best to keep myself calm and determined. Please someone help before I lose all my patience.

    I believe I will conceive my baby in me in happiness.

    • motheringspirit on 3 August 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Praying for you, Vani. Your story shows such hope and deep faith. I hope that you will know God’s loving presence as you try to wait and growth in patience. Peace to you today.

  10. Laia Franquesa on 5 July 2015 at 2:59 am

    hello there,

    It’s me, Laia. I would like to bear a child with my partner Tony. I know that mothering is a serious and difficult task and I am responsible and feel committed to our Lord. I am undergoing through a process of healing now before I get pregnant.
    Please say a prayer for us that things will turn out fine and that we may be able to achieve our goals.
    Thank you so very much for your web and advice.
    Much Love from Catalonia, Spain.

    • motheringspirit on 11 July 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Laia, thank you for sharing your story here! I will keep you in my prayers, that you will know God’s love and presence with you as you hope to conceive. Blessings on your family.

      • jackie on 21 October 2015 at 8:03 am

        please pray for my sister jasmin lazala. She’s been married 13 years and tried to have a baby all that time, to no avail. She’s just completed 2nd round of IUI and went for blood test this morning and i’m hoping that when they call her at 12 or 1p that they’ll have good news for her. My heart breaks for her everytime she gets a negative answer. She’s a wonderful aunt to my 4 children and would be an incredible mother. please,. please pray that today’s news is wonderful. In gods name. Jackie A

      • motheringspirit on 21 October 2015 at 3:43 pm

        Jackie, thank you for sharing your prayer request. I will keep your sister in my prayers. What a long, hard journey she has had. I hope that she will know joy and peace soon.

      • Malar on 15 January 2018 at 7:37 am

        My Name is Malar.. My period 6days Delay..Am realy Nervous..hope everything ill be fine..i need baby..its my first baby too..pld pray for me..tq

    • jackie on 25 September 2017 at 9:27 am

      Trying to conceive me an my husband we both been praying an hopeing for a baby .pray for me an andre that we have a baby

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