For many of us, pregnancy is a time of anxiety. I used to suffer from panic attacks pre-pregnancy so you can just imagine what being pregnant does to me.
To me, pregnancy is as relaxing as a walk on the teeniest tightrope with a wide audience urging me to “Don’t look down, Don’t look down!”
And YOU know what happens when THAT happens! During this journey, it’s all i can do to NOT look down.
Wondering what keeps this near crazy preggy mom-to-be from going off the rails?
A PRAYER. An honest to goodness, 911-to-God prayer. It really, really works. I don’t get to go to church regularly now but every night i make it a point to just surrender myself to the Lord and pray as deeply as i could. For both my baby and I.
Pregnancy insomnia attacks me nearly everyday. But for some reason, every time i pray, i wake up feeling better, as though i can conquer the day again.
My destination, which is another three months away may seem like a dot in the horizon. But you know that you needn’t be alone walking that fine line. You can pray for an army of angels to be your harness so that the fear of falling away will cease to exist, you can pray for the Holy Spirit to give you that extra boost of energy mala-Temple run! You know, when you have that boost you get to run fast and skip all the obstacles along the way! You can pray for Jesus to walk behind you and talk to you and comfort you and assure you that this line is just an ILLUSION. It’s actually a 60-meter road with six bus lanes (oh wait i think im describing Edsa) but lined with trees and NO BUSES, NO TRAFFIC! (not Edsa anymore for sure hah!) Or, He can magically give you the expertise of Philippe Petit and you can lie down, dance, and hop at your high wire because you are confident that you’re built for this!
I found this very helpful prayer posted from Baby Center and i would like to share it with everyone:
Godly Order in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Father, in Jesus’ name, I confess Your Word this day over my pregnancy and the birth of my child. I ask You to quickly perform Your Word, trusting that it will not go out from You and return to You void, but rather that it will accomplish that which pleases You. Your Word is quick and powerful and discerns my heart intentions and the thoughts of my mind.
Right now I put on the whole armor of God so that I may be able to stand against the tricks and traps of the devil. I recognize that my fight is not with flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and the rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. God, I stand above all, taking the shield of faith and being able to quench the attacks of the devil with Your mighty power. I stand in faith during this pregnancy and birth, not giving any room to fear, but possessing power, love, and a sound mind, as Your Word promises in 2 Timothy 1:7.
Heavenly Father, I confess that You are my Refuge; I trust You during this pregnancy and childbirth. I am thankful and that You have put angels to watch over me and my unborn child. I cast all the care and burden of this pregnancy over on You, Lord. Your grace is sufficient for me through my pregnancy; You strengthen my weaknesses.
Father, Your Word declares that my unborn child was created in Your image, fearfully and wonderfully made to praise You. You have made me a joyful mother, and I am blessed with a heritage from You as my reward. I commit this child to You, Father, and pray that he or she will grow and call me blessed.
I am not afraid of pregnancy or childbirth because I fixed and trusting upon You, Father. I believe that my pregnancy and childbirth will be void of all problems. Thank You, Father, that all decisions regarding my pregnancy and delivery will be godly, that the Holy Spirit will intervene. Lord, You are my Dwelling Place, and I rest in the knowledge that evil will not come near me or no sickness or infirmity will strike me or my unborn child. I know that Jesus died on the cross to take away my sickness and pain. Having accepted Your Son, Jesus, as my Savior, I confess that my child will be born healthy and completely whole. Thank You, Father, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus that has made me and my child free from the law of sin and death!
Father, thank You for protecting me and my baby and for our good health. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayers. Amen.