Prayers Prevent Miscarriages
Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently. Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation, after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth.
We have collected some of the best prayers to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
Prayer Against Miscarriage
Dear Lord Jesus! I come to You today in sadness and sorrow, for the devil has tried your daughter twice with miscarriages! Heavenly Lord, come to my rescue, heal me, and heal my womb, that I may conceive a baby and have a safe delivery without any more miscarriages. Heavenly Lord, pls cleanse me with Your precious blood which You shed on the cross for me. Make me whole again, free from all ailments. In the Mighty Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen! Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Amen!
— by Ezinne (Abuja, FCT, Nigeria)
St. Catherine of Siena: Prayer to Avoid a Miscarriage
Humble Virgin and Doctor of the Church,
in thirty-three years
you achieved great perfection
and became the counselor of Popes.
You know the temptations of mothers today
as well as the dangers that await unborn infants.
Intercede for me
that I may avoid miscarriage
and bring forth a healthy baby
who will become a true child of God.
Also pray for all mothers,
that they may not resort to abortion
but help bring a new life into the world.
O Saint Catherine of Siena,
God our Father enkindled the flame of holy love
in your heart as you meditated on the Passion of Jesus His Son.
Moved by His grace,
you devoted your life to the poor and the sick,
as well as to the peace and unity of the Church.
Through your intercession,
may we also come to know the love of Jesus,
bring His compassion to all,
and work for the unity of His Church.
We ask this in Jesus’ Name
and for His sake.
God, You caused St. Catherine to shine with Divine love
in the contemplation of the Lord’s Passion
and in the service of Your Church.
By her help, grant that Your people,
associated in the mystery of Christ,
may ever exult in the revelation of His glory.
— St. Catherine of Siena
My Lord, the baby is dead!
Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?
“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.
You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”
I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity.
— Mother M. Angelica
Prayer for Avoiding Miscarriages
Dear Saint Catherine, you know the temptations of mothers today as well as the dangers that await unborn infants.
Intercede for me that I may avoid miscarriage and bring forth a healthy baby who will become a true child of God.
Also pray for all mothers, that they may not resort to abortion but will bring new life into our world.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for the gift of all human life.
I am most especially grateful for the new life within my womb – the unborn child forming deep within me.
Through the prayers of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and the intercession of Saint Catherine of Sweden, I beg You to watch over and protect this little one inside my womb.
In Jesus’ Name.
Prayer for the Health of An Expectant Mother and Her Unborn Child
Humble Mary of Nazareth, you were chosen my God to bear within you our world’s greatest gift, the Savior of all humanity. I come to you now on behalf of (here mention name) who prays for the health and safety of the child that God has graced her to conceive.
Guard this life that God has created, and protect the mother God has chosen for this child. Let your gently hands, like that of a skilled physician, assist in her delivery so that this baby will know good health and lasting happiness.
May her child be favored with the grace of Holy Baptism, and grow to love our Lord Jesus Christ above all else in this world. Amen.
After Miscarriage #1
Oh Lord, I have just had a miscarriage, and it is tough for me to accept what has happened. I was very excited about bringing my first child into the world. There are so many exciting things that I wanted to do for and with my child. Lift me safely in your arms and help me to accept what has happened. Lord, I remain confident in you knowing that I will see your goodness in the land of the living. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Dear God, you are my ever-present help in times of need. I come before you today in my time of need to ask you for divine strength. Be my refuge and strong tower as I heal from the miscarriage that I have just had. It is so hard to accept that I will not be seeing my baby anytime soon. When I feel down, keep reminding me that’s my baby is enjoying your presence right now. Help me to hold on to that until I come home and see him or her. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Guard My Heart Prayer
Oh Lord, I want to thank you and worship you today. Even amid my pain, I declare that you are still God, and there is none like you. You are the one that gave me this child, and you have taken it away. Guard my heart against the attacks of the enemy. He keeps telling me that the miscarriage is my fault. But Lord, I know that the enemy was behind this, and that is why I will let not my heart be troubled neither will I be afraid. Though it is hard to accept, knowing that my child is with you in heaven brings peace in my mind. Whatever the enemy intended for bad Father use it for good. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Dear Lord, I may not know the pain of losing a child through a miscarriage, but I know God that it is difficult for those that are going through that right now. Some of them are very angry; they are blaming you for taking away their unborn children. Others have drifted away from their faith because they do not trust you anymore. Please be compassionate, help them deal with this challenging time the right way. Put the right people in their lives that will help them to see that you are not against them but for them. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Almighty God, fill me with hope when I feel hopeless. Give me divine strength to keep on going on when I feel helpless. Lead me in the way that I should go in this motherhood journey for this miscarriage has left me confused and very discouraged. I am scared of trying to have a baby again because I keep thinking I lose it just like I’ve lost this baby. Give me courage when the right time comes so that I can have another baby according to your will. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Rescue Me Prayer
Father God, I’m worn out from crying and asking you to bring back my baby that I miscarried. My eyes fail to look for you, my Father. Set me up Lord for the waters of fear and discouragement have come up to my neck. Rescue me, and do not let me sink. Answer me out of the goodness of your love. In your great mercy, show me how to deal with this pain that I carry in my heart. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, I come to you, knowing that you are a good Father who provides all of the needs of his children. Through faith, I cling to your words of hope and love during this dark and empty time for me. Your promises that never fail. You gave us new life through your Son, Jesus Christ, and you gave my baby life within me. Even in my baby’s death, I am confident that anything that comes my way will be for my good, according to your will. This despair and pain that I am suffering now is nothing compared to the pain that you have experienced when you died on the cross for us. So now, I will simply come to you in silence and know that you will comfort me, as you always do. Speak to me Lord, for your servant is listening. Heal my broken heart. Amen.
After Miscarriage #2
God of comfort,
you who are mother and father of us all,
hear my anguish at the loss of my child.
My heart and body are broken,
wracked with pain and grief.
Let me bring you my cries
and my confusion,
my anger and my envy,
my guilt and my sorrow,
knowing that you mourn with me,
that my tears are not wept alone.
You who call us each by name
from our mother’s womb
know the wonder of life
no matter how small,
no matter how young.
Help me trust that you will hold
my baby in your hands
as I hold this child in my heart.
Your love is wide enough for my pain.
Your healing is the hope I cling to.
Be with me in my pain,
in this present darkness.
Enfold me in your embrace
and heal my deepest loss.
— by Laura Kelly
My prayer for miscarriage is featured in the book Pocket Prayers for Times of Trouble (Twenty-Third Publications, 2014).
Blessing of Parents after a Miscarriage
When a baby dies before birth, the parents may seek the prayers of the Church. A priest, deacon, or lay minister of the parish, or a member of the family may lead this blessing.
Make the sign of the cross.
The leader begins: Let us praise the Father of mercies, the God of all consolation. Blessed be God for ever.
All respond: Blessed be God for ever.
The leader may use these or similar words to introduce the blessing:
For those who trust in God,
in the pain of sorrow there is consolation,
in the face of despair there is hope,
in the midst of death there is life.
(Name) and (Name), as we mourn the death of your child,
we place ourselves in the hands of God and ask strength, for healing, and for love.
Then the Scripture is read:
Listen to the words of the book of Lamentations:
My soul is deprived of peace,
I have forgotten what happiness is;
I tell myself my future is lost,
all that I hoped for from the Lord.
But I will call this to mind,
as my reason to have hope:
The favors of the Lord are not exhausted,
his mercies are not spent;
They are renewed each morning,
so great is his faithfulness.
My portion is the Lord, says my soul;
therefore I will hope in him.
— Lamentations 3:17-18, 21-24
The reader concludes: The Word of the Lord.
All respond: Thanks be to God.
After a time of silence, all join in the prayers of intercession.
These conclude with the Lord’s Prayer.
Then the leader may invite all to extend their hands over the parents in blessing.
Father and Creator,
in whom all life and death find meaning,
we bless you at all times,
especially when we have need of your consolation.
N. and N. entrust to your care a life conceived in love.
May your blessing come upon them now.
Remove all anxiety from their minds
and strengthen this love
so that they may have peace in their hearts and home.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
All respond: Amen.
All make the sign of the cross as the leader concludes: May the almighty and merciful God bless and protect us, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
All respond: Amen.