Praying Through Pregnancy - Week 17

Praying Through Pregnancy - Week 17

Welcome! If you’re pregnant or want to pray along with an expecting friend or family member, you’re in the right place. Pray along with us as we cover developmental milestones, scripture and prayers for each week of pregnancy. 


Week 17

During week 17 of pregnancy, your little one is the size of a pear. Your baby is growing at a fast pace. Cartilage is hardening into bones and sweat glands are forming. Your baby is practicing his or her sucking and swallowing skills, and God is busy designing all the little details on your child’s body.

Even though you have time left before your bundle of joy arrives, there are some simple things you can be doing right now as a parent to your growing baby. 

First, consider sleeping on your side at night. Side sleeping commonly has the least amount of pressure on your veins, which will ensure your little one will get a healthy amount of oxygen and nutrients through your blood flow. As your body continues to grow, if you find sleeping positions uncomfortable, consider purchasing a pregnancy pillow to help support your belly and hips. 

Second, ensure you’re eating a balanced diet with plenty of calcium-rich foods which will support your little one’s bone health. Consult your doctor with any questions or concerns you have about what foods you should and shouldn’t eat as your little one gets nutrients from you.

Scripture: Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Prayer: Gratitude

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the miracle of life. I am grateful for this precious gift and the joy it brings to my heart. I thank you for the blessing of motherhood and the privilege of carrying this child.
As my child grows and develops, I pray that you instill in him or her a spirit of gratitude. May my child always be thankful for Your faithfulness, the people in his or her life, and the many blessings You provide.
May my child come to You regularly with thanksgiving in his or her heart, acknowledging Your goodness and mercy. Help my child to see the beauty in the world around us and to appreciate the simple things in life.
Lord, guide me as a parent to model a life of thankfulness and to create an environment of gratitude in our home.
Thank you, Lord, for this precious child and all the blessings you have given us.
In Jesus' name, I pray.

Pregnancy Milestone Cards

Do you love learning about how your sweet baby is growing each week? One of our favorite things to do is document baby’s growth with bump photos. We created these printable Pregnancy Growth Cards for you to print and document your pregnancy journey. Place pictures in your little one’s baby book or keepsake box to cherish for years to come.

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