A Prayer for Labor Induction
I just had a beautiful little girl. I made it through 9 (or ten) long hard months. I am not one of those women that glows and enjoys pregnancy. I think they are actually a myth as I have never met one **correction: on July 31st, I met ONE of these women, Bre. Beautiful woman. Anyway…** . For those other women that do not enjoy pregnancy especially at the end, I previously shared some things that I believe induced my labor. Now, I wanted to also share with you the specific prayer and scriptures that I prayed the night before (of) my labor.
Haven was the only baby of my three that came naturally. I had to medically induce with the first two. She came at 37.5 weeks. She was the smallest of my babies which is very unusual since she was my third. I was amazed at how scrawny she was compared to my other two, but she was perfectly healthy in every way. (She also gained weight quickly after being born.) This confirms to me that God was faithful to my prayer. Quite possibly she came earlier than she would have if I had not prayed.
***You will see in this post that I also used several natural induction methods. But I believe in God’s sovereignty, he would only allow these to “work” if it was his will. Along with this prayer, I also asked a group of about 5 of my prayer group friends to pray for a “Holy Spirit-induction” that very DAY that I went into labor.
By the way, going into labor naturally was one of the greatest experiences. I was able to labor at home until the early hours of the morning: walking around my house, showering in my shower, sitting in my living room by the peaceful light of my Christmas tree. No one “checking me” every hour. And the contractions were super easy and gentle compared to Pitocin contractions!
Prayer for Labor Induction
You know I’m not the most patient person.
But you also see and understand how difficult pregnancy is.
You used pregnancy as a metaphor for the most difficult and uncomfortable tests in the bible.
This pregnancy is definitely testing me.
You lead gently those with young and you desire to be merciful to me.
Your banner over my life and this pregnancy is love.
I know that there is an appointed time for the birth of this baby just as there was for yours.
I also know that in your mercy and love, you changed the times for people like Joshua and Hezekiah.
All my times are in your hands.
The time for this pregnancy to end and birth to happen are in your control and your wisdom.
But I am your daughter, you care about my discomfort, my pain, my desires.
So just as Jesus cried out for the possibility of you to change your plan, I’m asking you in boldness to have the timing of this birth to be TODAY / TONIGHT!
You know that my heart’s desire is to go into labor naturally, and you promise to give me the desires of my heart.
So, I’m asking that my water would break and that I would have a healthy labor and a vaginal delivery free of complications.
Make this child ready… body-soul-spirit to come into this world today/night.
Cast out all fear from her and strengthen her.
I speak maturity to every organ from her brain to lungs to digestion and immune system.
Thank you God that you hear me and that you always hear me.
Thank you for the gift of prayer and your promises, and for being a father that always cares about me.
Bible Verses for Prayer for Labor Induction
As a woman with child, when she draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs: so are we become in thy presence, O Lord. Isaiah 26:17
He gently leads those that have young Isaiah 40:11
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. Luke 2:6
My times are in your hands Psalm 31:15
Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass. Job 14:5
He changes times and seasons Dan 2:21
‘I desire mercy Matt 9:13, 12:7, Hosea 6:6
and let his banner over me be love Songs 2:4
So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped…The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. Joshua 10:13
Time moved backwards for Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20
‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years Isaiah 38:5
He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me…that you always hear me…Jn 11:41-42
I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven Matt 18:19