Prayer for Expectant Fathers

Encouragement For Fathers To Be

When a couple is expecting, most of the attention is directed to the expectant mother. Books, advice, prayers, etc. seemingly leave dads out.

How does a father-to-be learn to be a dad?

We hear about maternal instinct and how it automatically kicks in the first time a new mother holds her newborn.

Expecting fathers have a lot that goes through their minds robbing them of the peace and joy that pregnancy brings for a couple.

Being the leader of a family as well as the provider can be daunting to think about.

We should be lifting up a father-to-be so God will equip him to be prepared and ready for the arrival of his child.

Prayer For Expectant Fathers (Prayer #1)

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Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to you today to lift up (name) in his time of need. Thank you for the impending fatherhood that waits just months away for him. Thank you for blessing him and his wife with a child.

Lord, please saturate his mind and heart with your abundant peace. Help him to feel your presence and guiding hand.

Forgive him when anxiety, fear, and doubt begins to creep into his heart. I pray that he would give all of his concerns to you, Father.

Help him to be attentive to the needs of his wife during the pregnancy and after the birth. Prepare him for the delivery of his child and help him to step up to the plate when she goes into labor.

Please show him the beauty of seeing his child coming into this world. I pray for a safe delivery.

Please place in him a strong desire to pray with his wife and be the spiritual leader he needs to be over her and his children. Give him the wisdom to be the kind of leader you desire in him. 

Grow his desire to know you and become closer to you.

I pray Father that you would light the path that is before him to be a good father to his child. Help him to be a Godly example for his family and be able to raise his children according to your teachings.

I pray for the salvation of his unborn child. Lord, please claim the heart of this child and lead them to you so they may have everlasting, eternal life.

Sometimes, new fathers get shoved to the side when the baby is born.

Father, I pray that this does not happen to him. Create a sense of inclusion with everyone that celebrates the new baby.

Please don’t let his manly pride become an obstacle in being gentle in his care for the new baby.

Show him that it’s ok to change a diaper, to show emotion, and to fully take in this new life he now holds in his arms.

I pray that this same softness continues on through his child’s life.

Thank you, Father, for him, for his unborn child, and for his wife. For I pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Fathers To Be (Prayer #2)

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Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127:3

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23

Oh God,

I praise you for the blessing parents with children and for the joy, as well as heartache that they bring to our lives.

Lord, I pray that you would prepare (father-to-be) to accept fatherhood with open arms and to give him conviction to raise the baby in a Godly way.

Give him the endless patience that is needed with new babies and help him to be the leader and provider for his children.

I pray that you would send the Holy Spirit to help him with the unknown territory that comes with having a new baby.

Help him to be the greatest helper to his expecting wife and to be strong for her and help her through her delivery.

Lastly, Father, I pray that would wrap your arms around the baby and bring him/her safely into this world.

Thank you, Lord.

For I pray these things in your heavenly and precious name – Amen.

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