September 4, 2017

Pregnancy Prayers

Being pregnant was a mixed bag of emotions for me. I was of course thrilled that we were finally pregnant, especially since I had publicly shared our struggle to get pregnant last year. And then once we got pregnant, there were the questions and sometimes fears about the pregnancy, especially since mine was high-risk for various reasons. It took me being pregnant to realize that going from conception to delivery is one of the biggest miracles out there.



I heard heartbreaking stories of women who had miscarriages early (and even those who lost their babies very late - as in 2/3 weeks to due date). This was actually the reason behind my Mothers Day post. There were those I read about on Nigerian blogs who died during childbirth - a lot of times for seemingly no reason.

But also there were stories of miracles. My younger cousin, for one, had her baby at 35 weeks (just like I did). However her baby had stopped growing inside her womb at 31 weeks - and nobody even knew! But thank God for His miracle and mercy - my baby nephew is thriving and is over 6 months old now!

During my pregnancy, I tried to ward off any horror stories, but couldn't avoid them all. In those moments, I had to remember some of the verses I had read from my Youversion plans (add me as a friend!). I thought I'd share some of them with you here.

Today, July 23rd, was supposed to have been my due date! But God and #BabyCocoa had other plans. As I rock my daughter to sleep now, I can't help but thank God for His GRACE in my life. I don't know how many times I quoted this scripture in prayer, standing on God's own word. I am moved to pray for those who are praying for their children. It is not God's will that any should be barren. It is not His will either that any should miscarry. I humbly pray that as God gave us our testimony, as He gave us this mighty favour that we didn't deserve, so will He put a testimony on your lips in Jesus name. May your story be used to glorify the name of our Living God! I pray that those who have been praying for children will testify that they are indeed Happy Mothers at God's perfect time. And while you wait for your miracle, may you be filled with God's peace that passes all understanding in Jesus name. Thank you Jesus in advance! Thank you for the upcoming testimonies. Thank you for our children. Thank You for using us to show your glory. Be magnified in our lives Lord! Amen!
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I praise God for I am enjoying my pregnancy (Psalm 150:6)
I lie down and sleep in peace (Psalm 4:8)

God’s mercy is new upon me every morning. I am feeling healthy and fresh (Lamentations 3:23)

No matter what the doctor says, I am healed and pregnant (Isaiah 53:5)

I am chosen, blessed and highly favoured concerning my pregnancy (1 Peter 2:9)

I am well and whole for my God watches over me (Psalms 91)

There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land, and I will give you long, full lives. Exodus 23:26 NLT

Even though I had a high-risk pregnancy and ended up having Baby Cocoa a wee bit prematurely, these verses gave me strength, hope and peace when I needed it.

Kindly share this post if it resonated with you, and if you have any pregnant loved ones.

Lots of love from moi and Cocoa!

BTW, my maternity shoot photos were taken by my brother. Follow his business page on Instagram @Primapics. He also helped me with my Jord Watches collaboration earlier this year.

7 comments:

  1. Aaaah- I love that Psalms 113 verse. I had quoted that while struggling to get pregnant for years. I pray it helps others too!

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    1. I still pray it now, because sometimes I feel really overwhelmed and almost break down into tears. But I remind God that He said He would make me a HAPPY MOTHER.

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  2. God definitely answers prayers. He's so faithful. Keep trusting that all things will work out for your good. How is Cake's handling his role as a dad so far?

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    1. Amen! Thanks HF. He just loves staring at her :)

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  3. I thank God for His mercies upon your life berry. God bless you.

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