Strengthening Bible Verses For When You’re Trying to Conceive
If you and your partner are struggling to conceive, it can truly be one of the most discouraging and difficult times in your relationship. In moments like these, turning to your faith can bring you the hope you need, which is why I compiled some of the most uplifting bible verses for trying to conceive.
Whenever I feel helpless and defeated, turning to prayer has always given me the strength I needed to get through whatever hardship I was facing.
I know it seems impossible to let go of the stress and anxiety you and your partner may be feeling, but opening your heart and trusting in the Lord to guide you both in this journey will be the best thing you can do.
Trust in Him.
Let go of everything negative you are feeling, and as a couple, read these bible verses for trying to conceive. This is what can ultimately shed a light of hope and bring you comfort and strength as you try to conceive.
Bible verses on fruitfulness of the womb
14 You will be blessed above all peoples; no man or woman among you shall be childless nor shall your livestock be barren. (NABRE)
9 I will look with favor upon you, and make you fruitful and numerous, as I carry out my covenant with you. (NABRE)
28 God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth. (NABRE)
4 Blessed be the fruit of your womb, the produce of your soil and the offspring of your livestock, the issue of your herds and the young of your flocks! (NABRE)
26 no woman in your land will be barren or miscarry; and I will give you a full span of life. (NABRE)
9 Then the Lord, your God, will generously increase your undertakings, the fruit of your womb, the offspring of your livestock, and the produce of your soil; for the Lord, your God, will again take delight in your prosperity, just as he took delight in your ancestors (NABRE)
Trusting God to get pregnant
11 For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. (NABRE)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely (NABRE)
6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7 Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (NABRE)
20 Whoever ponders a matter will be successful; happy the one who trusts in the Lord! (NABRE)
2 Samuel 22:29
29 You are my lamp, O Lord! My God brightens the darkness about me. (NABRE)
7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord; the Lord will be their trust. (NABRE)
Praying for patience
28 We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (NABRE)
14 Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord! (NABRE)
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance. (NABRE)
14 The Lord will fight for you; you have only to keep still.” (NABRE)
Attend to the sound of my cry, my king and my God! For to you I will pray, Lord; (NABRE)
18 Truly, the Lord is waiting to be gracious to you, truly, he shall rise to show you mercy; For the Lord is a God of justice: happy are all who wait for him! (NABRE)
Bible verses for fertility problems
10 Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (NABRE)
8 My deliverance and honor are with God, my strong rock; my refuge is with God. (NABRE)
24 Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. (NABRE)
9 I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go. (NABRE)
7 Now I know the Lord gives victory to his anointed. He will answer him from the holy heavens with a strong arm that brings victory. (NABRE)
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. (NABRE)
8 Better to take refuge in the Lord than to put one’s trust in mortals. (NABRE)
Psalms to read to get pregnant
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your home, Your children like young olive plants around your table. (NABRE)
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and I hope for his word. (NABRE)
3 Trust in the Lord and do good that you may dwell in the land and live secure. (NABRE)
3 Certainly sons are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. (NABRE)
22 Softer than butter is his speech, but war is in his heart. Smoother than oil are his words, but they are unsheathed swords. (NABRE)
9 Gives the childless wife a home, the joyful mother of children. Hallelujah! (NABRE)
Women in the bible conceiving
22 Then God remembered Rachel. God listened to her and made her fruitful. 23 She conceived and bore a son, and she said, “God has removed my disgrace.” 24 She named him Joseph, saying, “May the Lord add another son for me!” (NABRE)
15 God further said to Abraham: As for Sarai your wife, do not call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her, and I will give you a son by her. Her also will I bless; she will give rise to nations, and rulers of peoples will issue from her. 17 Abraham fell face down and laughed as he said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah give birth at ninety?” 18 So Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael could live in your favor!” 19 God replied: Even so, your wife Sarah is to bear you a son, and you shall call him Isaac. It is with him that I will maintain my covenant as an everlasting covenant and with his descendants after him. (NABRE)
21 Isaac entreated the Lord on behalf of his wife, since she was sterile. The Lord heard his entreaty, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. (NABRE)
13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid,Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. (NABRE)
1 Samuel 1:20
20 She conceived and, at the end of her pregnancy, bore a son whom she named Samuel.[a] “Because I asked the Lord for him.” (NABRE)
2 There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children. 3 An angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her: Though you are barren and have had no children, you will conceive and bear a son. (NABRE)
Can prayer help you get pregnant?
It’s amazing to know and see the power of prayer, and even researchers are starting to witness this.
A study found higher successful pregnancy rates with IVF for couples who had intercessory prayer compared to couples that received no prayer. Another study by Columbia University found the same thing!
So if you and your partner are struggling to get pregnant, hopefully these studies give you the push you need to turn to prayer and trust in God.
Is there a saint to pray to for fertility?
There are so many Catholic saints to pray to for fertility!
Here is just a handful:
- St. Agnes
- St. Joseph
- St. Catherine of Siena
- St. Anne & St. Joachim
- St. Gerard Majella
- St. Rita of Cascia
- St. Colette
- St. Catherine of Sweden
- St. Gianna Beretta Molla
- St. Philomena
- St. Anthony of Padua
- St. Margaret of Antioch