Healing Scriptures for Unborn Babies

By Faith Way

Healing Scriptures for Unborn Babies

Pregnancy is both an exciting and stressful time for expectant mothers.

While carrying a child is a blessing, worries and fears about the baby’s health are common.

For Christian mothers, finding comfort and reassurance in God’s word through scripture can help ease anxiety.

The Bible reminds mothers that children are gifts from God and that He forms them carefully in the womb.

There are many Bible verses that can bring healing, comfort, and encouragement for both mother and child during pregnancy.

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Healing scriptures for Unborn Babies (KJV)

Psalm 139:13-14

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” This verse speaks of God’s intimate involvement in the creation of an unborn child.

2. Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” This verse shows that God has a plan and purpose for every child before they are even born.

3. Isaiah 44:24

“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.” This verse affirms God’s sovereignty and power in the creation of every life, including unborn babies.

4. Psalm 127:3

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” This verse emphasizes the value and blessing of children, including those who are still in the womb.

5. Luke 1:41-44

“And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.” This verse tells the story of John the Baptist leaping in Elizabeth’s womb at the presence of Mary and her unborn child, Jesus.

6. Psalm 22:9-10

“But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.” This verse expresses the psalmist’s trust in God as the one who has cared for him since before birth.

7. Job 31:15

“Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?” This verse recognizes God as the creator of all life, including unborn babies.

8. Ecclesiastes 11:5

“As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.” This verse acknowledges the mystery of how God creates and sustains life, including the growth and development of unborn babies.

9. Genesis 25:23

“And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” This verse tells the story of God’s prophecy about Jacob and Esau, who were still in the womb at the time.

10. Hosea 12:3

“He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God.” This verse refers to the story of Jacob and Esau, where Jacob grabbed Esau’s heel in the womb, indicating their rivalry even before birth.

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Bible Verses for Unborn Baby

The Bible speaks directly about the significance of life in the womb and God’s purpose for unborn babies. Reflecting on verses about how God creates and cares for children can inspire comfort and confidence.

God Forms Each Child With Care

Several verses emphasize how intimately God is involved in forming each child in the womb. They illustrate that He designs each life with precision and purpose.

Psalm 139:13-16

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

This powerful Psalm highlights how God personally shapes every child. The Bible confirms that before a baby is even born, God is intricately involved in creating their form. He weaves them together carefully, seeing their substance when they are yet “unformed.”

God’s Intimate Role as Creator

Psalm 139 emphasizes God’s meticulous, intimate role as creator, forming babies lovingly. This offers reassurance that God is personally invested in the wellbeing of every child from conception.

The Wonder of God’s Creation

The Psalm also expresses awe at how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” As mothers nurture life in the womb, they can share this wonder over God’s miraculous creative powers.

Affirming God’s Purpose

Verse 16 notes how God writes each child’s days before one of them comes to be. This affirms that every life has divine purpose, even before birth.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

In this verse, God is speaking to the prophet Jeremiah, explaining His direct, personal involvement in forming him before birth.

Foreknowledge of Each Child

This illustrates God’s foreknowledge and care for every child, even before their conception in the womb. He intimately “knows” each baby He is forming.

Setting Apart for Purpose

God also “sets apart” and “appoints” Jeremiah for a specific purpose, affirming that every life has meaning. This offers reassurance that every child is destined for purpose.

Special Calling

While not every baby is called specifically to be a prophet, this verse shows God may set some apart for special vocations. But all are formed for a divinely planned purpose.

Children as Precious Gifts From God

Other verses emphasize how children are precious, rewarding gifts from the Lord. These Scriptures celebrate the joy of new life.

Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

This verse exalts children as gifts, using meaningful metaphors.

A Heritage

Describing children as a “heritage” conveys they are a possession to be valued and stewarded well, not taken for granted.

Fruit of The Womb

The metaphor “fruit of the womb” suggests children are blessed fruit that comes from God. Just as fruit nourishes, children bring joy and give life meaning.

A Reward

Calling children a “reward” affirms they are something to be thankful for and cherished.

Psalm 139:13

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

This verse reminds that God purposefully forms each baby in the protective environment of the womb.

God’s Direct Formation

God intimately and directly shapes each child, vividly described as “knitting” them together.

The Nurturing Womb

The womb is a place of loving care and nurture as God forms new life.

These verses inspire gratitude that children are gifts from God, not random accidents. They encourage mothers to treasure their role nurturing God’s rewards.

Unborn Baby Bible Verses

In addition to verses affirming God’s loving purpose in forming babies in the womb, the Bible speaks directly to unborn children at various points. Pregnant mothers can draw comfort and inspiration from these passages.

Bible Verses With God Speaking to Unborn Babies

There are passages where God speaks tenderly to unborn children. These underline His personal care for them.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

This verse reveals God’s direct communication and calling to babies before birth.

Divine Foreknowledge

God emphasizes how He already fully “knew” Jeremiah before forming him in the womb, underscoring His familiarity with each child.

Setting Apart

God “set apart” Jeremiah before birth, underlining how every child has divine purpose from the beginning.

Personal Appointment

God spoke to Jeremiah personally before birth, appointing his special role. This models God’s potential personal communication to all children.

Reassurance for Parents

This offers beautiful reassurance that God intimately knows and calls each child, even in the womb.

Isaiah 44:2

This is what the Lord says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb,and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.

Here God tenderly reassures an unborn child.

Divine Formation

God first emphasizes it is He who purposefully “formed” Jacob in the protective womb.

Promise of Help

He then offers the comforting promise to be with him and “help” him, encouraging Jacob not to be afraid.

Chosen Before Birth

God also emphasizes Jacob was “chosen” even before birth, affirming his value.

Reassurance for Mothers

As mothers pray for their unborn babies, God’s words to Jacob model His tender reassurance.

Examples of Babies Recognizing Jesus Before Birth

Remarkably, there are even examples of unborn children recognizing Jesus and leaping in the womb. These instances reveal God’s ability to connect with babies before birth in miraculous ways.

Luke 1:39-45

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord’s promise to her will be fulfilled!”

This passage describes John the Baptist leaping in joy in the womb when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, came near.

Recognizing Jesus From the Womb

Remarkably, John recognized the presence of the unborn Messiah from Elizabeth’s womb.

Leaping in The Womb

John’s leaping strongly suggests he understood the holy significance of being in proximity to Jesus while still unborn.

Elizabeth’s Holy Spirit Inspiration

The Holy Spirit enabled her to understand and confirm the miraculous meaning of John’s leaping.

Affirming The Power of God

This extraordinary event affirms God’s power to reveal divine truth to babies before birth.

Luke 1:13-15

But the angel said to him”,”completion”:” “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been”,”completion”:”. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.

This describes the angel Gabriel prophesying John’s leaping in the womb.

Revelation From Gabriel

The angel Gabriel reveals John’s divine appointment and says “many will rejoice because of his birth.”

Greatness From the Womb

Gabriel declares John will be “great in the sight of the Lord” as God’s prophet, setting him apart before birth.

John’s Special Purpose

John would “prepare the way” for Jesus, pointing people to Him. God ordained this holy purpose for John while in the womb.

Inspiration for Mothers

These amazing events inspire awe at how God may have spiritual communion with and reveal divine truths to unborn babies. This offers comfort, hope and encouragement.

Spiritual Warfare Scriptures Kjv

In addition to verses focused specifically on pregnancy and unborn children, Christians can draw strength from scriptures about spiritual warfare and protection. Here are some key spiritual warfare verses from the King James Version that mothers can reflect on and pray over their unborn babies for protection and blessing:

Armor of God Verses

Ephesians 6:10-18 details the spiritual armor God provides believers for protection.

  • “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10-11)
  • “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;” (Ephesians 6:14-15)
  • “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Ephesians 6:16)
  • “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” (Ephesians 6:17)

Promises of Divine Protection

God promises refuge, protection and deliverance for those who trust in Him:

  • “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalm 18:2)
  • “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Psalm 91:2)
  • “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4)
  • “Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91:9-10)
  • “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17)

Victory Over Evil

These verses assure believers that God secures victory over spiritual forces of evil:

  • “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
  • “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)
  • “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
  • “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4)

God’s Divine Protection

The Psalms repeatedly affirm God’s strength as a refuge and fortress:

  • “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalm 18:2)
  • “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” (Psalm 28:7)
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
  • “The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” (Psalm 46:11)
  • “Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.” (Psalm 62:1-2)

These inspirational warfare scriptures provide powerful encouragement and reminders of God’s faithfulness. Praying these over unborn babies can fortify mothers’ faith.

Related: What Does the Bible Say About Pregnancy?

Baby Prayer for Healing

In addition to warfare scriptures, mothers can also pray healing prayers over their unborn babies. Here are some sample prayers derived from key Bible verses:

Prayer for Healthy Development

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You knit this child together in my womb and have been intimately involved in their miraculous development. I pray that You would continue to bless them with strong healthy development and growth. Keep them safe from all harm or illness. Nurture them gently in my womb according to Your perfect plan. Amen” (Psalm 139:13)

Prayer for Divine Destiny

“Lord, I praise and thank You that You foreknew this precious child and have ordained the days of their life even before one of them came to be. I pray that You will help me steward the gift of this child well so they may fulfill the special purpose and calling You have for them on this earth. Amen.” (Psalm 139:16)

Prayer Against Fear

“Father, I pray against any spirit of fear regarding this pregnancy and baby. I pray that Your peace that surpasses understanding will guard my heart and mind. I trust that You are intimately acquainted with all the days of this child’s life and will not forsake me or them. Amen.” (Isaiah 44:2, Philippians 4:6-7)

Prayer for Healthy Birth

“Lord, I humbly ask that You guide the development of this baby and grant them the blessing of a healthy, uncomplicated delivery in Your perfect timing. I pray that You will knit together every cell, every muscle, every fiber of their being according to Your flawless design. May you also grant wisdom to the medical staff attending this birth. Amen” (Psalm 139:13)

Prayer Against Spiritual Attack

“Heavenly Father, I pray that You will shield this child from any spiritual attack or forces of darkness attempting to harm them. Fortify their spiritual armor so no weapon formed against them will prosper. I trust that no plague will come near their dwelling, for You order Your angels to guard them in all their ways. Amen.” (Psalm 91:10-11)

Praying intimate words directly over your unborn baby, derived from Scripture, can nurture a powerful spiritual connection and cover them in God’s blanket of peace and protection.

Before I Formed You in the Womb Kjv

One of the most eloquent Bible verses speaking to God’s purpose and care for the unborn is Jeremiah 1:5:

Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

This verse is rich with meaning regarding God’s personal involvement in consecrating life before birth:

Divine Foreknowledge

God emphasizes how He already fully “knew” Jeremiah before forming him in the womb, underscoring His familiarity and care for each child even before conception.

Sanctification in the Womb

God declares He “sanctified” and “ordained” Jeremiah before he was born, underscoring how life is set apart as sacred from the earliest stages.

Chosen Before Birth

Jeremiah’s designation as a prophet even before birth illustrates how God may anoint some for special purpose before they take their first breath.

Care in the Womb

The beautiful language of being “formed” in the womb paints a picture of God gently and masterfully shaping each child with loving attention.

Reassurance for Mothers

This provides powerful reassurance that God personally forms, ordains and cares for every child, even while in their mother’s womb.

This beloved verse has brought comfort and hope to mothers for generations. It eternally testifies to God’s love and tenderness in knitting together each precious child.


In a season filled with beauty, excitement and anxious waiting, it is a blessing for mothers to be able to receive encouragement, wisdom and comfort from the timeless words of Scripture.

The Bible contains many passages affirming God’s purpose, care and love for unborn babies. Verses reminding that every child is a reward, formed by God for divine purpose, bring comfort and confidence. Passages of God speaking tenderly to babies in the womb affirm their value.

Accounts of John the Baptist recognizing Jesus from the womb reveal babies’ spiritual sensitivity.

And Scriptures promising protection against spiritual forces of evil provide powerful encouragement for mothers praying over their unborn children. By embracing these biblical

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