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December 9, 2007

Scripture for Labor and Delivery

Many women find pregnancy, labor, and birth, to be a time of spiritual growth and a clearer understanding of how much God must really love us. Memorizing scripture verses or having them read to you during labor can help keep you relaxed, focused, and confident in God’s design in the birth process. Here are some scriptures you may find useful. Taken mostly from ajoyfulbirth.com

Knowledge

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.” Ps. 111:10

“Wise men store up knowledge” Prov. 10:14a

“A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increases power.” Prov. 24:5

“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5


Strength

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil.4:13

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Is. 40:31

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh. 1:9

“But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.” 2 Chron. 15:7

“The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Ex. 15:2

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.” Ps. 28:7

“He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.” Is. 40:29

“Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Neh. 8:10b

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Ps. 121:1-2

Faith

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil. 1:6

“For we walk by faith, not by sight..” 2 Cor. 5:7

“Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” Ps. 22:9-10

“‘Shall I bring to the point of birth, and not give delivery?’ says the Lord.” Is. 66:9a

“From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.” Ps. 71:6

“For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’, and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.” Matt. 17:20b

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7

“In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.” Ps. 56:11a

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Prov. 3:5-6

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” Ps. 37:4-5

“And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15

Peace

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matt. 11:28

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Ps. 34.4

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Ps. 37:7b

“Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and sound judgment.” 2 Tim. 1:7

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.” Ps. 46:1-3

“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.” John 16:21

I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Ps.121:1-2 NIV)

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8 comments

  • At 2:12 pm on December 12, 2009, Laurie commented:

    I found this through googling ‘scriptures for labor’. Thanks so much! What a blessing it has been.

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  • At 9:58 am on August 17, 2012, Amy Iden commented:

    So, although this is my second child, I was feeling very overwhelmed and fearful of the labor and delivery process. I had a rough run of it with my first lil’ guy and was not looking forward to it this time around. These Scriptures have been an encouragement to me and I am actually printing some of them out to bring to the hospital with me and memorize prior to. Already feeling much more equipped. Thanks for posting!

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  • At 2:21 am on August 26, 2012, Wesley Wright commented:

    This was very helpful and encouraging! My wife is about to have our second child naturally, like we did with our first, and I wanted some scripture to encourage her during labor and delivery. There are some wonderful and powerful scriptures here. Thank you!

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  • At 6:10 am on September 27, 2012, Chelsea Humphrey commented:

    So grateful to have found this sight! I have written all of these verses down on notecards to use while I am in labor at the hospital, as I am trying for a natural birth. This is my first child and I already feel more comfortable knowing I am prepared with scripture!

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  • At 5:48 am on February 15, 2013, Rachel D commented:

    Thank you thank you for this site, this is my first baby and I know these scriptures will give me encouragement and strength! It will also help my husband feelmore useful to have something to read to me and encourage me :)

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  • At 7:25 am on March 12, 2013, Charntel commented:

    Thank yo for this scriptures. I am actually waiting to be induced right now and i was feeling very fearful. Am very much encouraged and now am putting all my faith and trust in the Lord who gives me strength.

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  • At 11:02 am on March 28, 2014, mr afonja commented:

    thank u for this site as i believe i will share testimonies inits abindance.my baby boy is on its way now

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  • At 11:06 am on March 28, 2014, mr afonja commented:

    thank u for this site as i believe i will share testimonies in its abundance.my baby boy is on its way now.the scriptures have been wonderful and of course inspiring

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