Before I delivered all three of our children, I spent time studying God’s promises in the Bible. I desired a safe delivery for my baby, and I knew God’s word would comfort my spirit when I experienced the pain of childbirth.
For each delivery, I found it helpful to meditate on bible verses for labor and delivery. So I’ve collected 17 of my favorite scriptures and put them together for you, mama. You’ll also find a labor and delivery prayer at the end of this post. You can pray the guided prayer as you wait and prepare or have your spouse or family member pray it while you are in labor.
I encourage you to put these verses on your phone, write them on notecards around your house, and speak them out loud.
Be sure to download the free 4 x 6 scripture cards for these verses at the end of this post!
Instead of trusting ourselves, rest knowing we serve a God who never sleeps nor slumbers and always watches over His children.
17 Encouraging Scripture for Labor and Delivery
1: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
2: God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. Psalms 46:5 (NKJV)
3: The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me. Psalms 42:8 (NKJV)
4: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2 (NKJV)
5: He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. Psalms 18:19 (NKJV)
6: I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. Psalms 145:5 (NLT)
7: I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalms 16:8 (NLT)
8: But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)
9: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 (NKJV)
10: And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)
11: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 (NKJV)
God’s Word is Alive! Use Bible Verses to bring peace to your heat during labor and delivery.
12: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 (ESV)
13: The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. Psalm 121:5-6 (NLT)
14: He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Psalm 23:2-3 (NLT)
15: I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4 (NLT)
16: Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 (NIV)
17: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
The Holy Spirit may lead you to other scriptures that encourage your heart. Lean on His understanding!
These are some of my favorite bible verses for labor and delivery, but you can use them during the postpartum period too. God’s word is so powerful. Use it!
Lastly, here is a labor and delivery prayer you can use as you prepare for birth, during birth, or afterward in the postpartum phase.
God, we thank you for the gift of life. How beautiful it is when you knit us together wonderfully in our mother’s wombs. I stand amazed at Your Creation, and I praise You for this precious gift You’ve given me. Father, You know all of our days before we even live one. Thank You that as I wait for our baby to come, I can remain confident knowing Your hand is on their little life even before they take their first breath.
God, as I prepare for labor and delivery, I ask that you’d lead me beside peaceful streams. Keep my eyes fixed on you. When I need renewed strength, help me to rest in YOU. For you alone are my strength.
Your word says that you will carry me, save me, and hold me up with your righteous right hand. I trust in you, Lord, to deliver this baby in your perfect timing. As I place my trust in you, keep my mind in perfect peace.
When I feel pain and want to give up, Lord be my comfort. I know You never sleep nor slumber, and You will safely bring our baby into this world. I praise you for this precious gift in my belly, and I wait expectantly for Your promises to be fulfilled. In Jesus Mighty Name, I pray, Amen.
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