Prayers for babies who have died


Babies are a special gift from God, and it is natural to feel devastated when they die. The death of a baby is one of the most difficult experiences a parent can go through. If you are struggling with the loss of a baby, know that you are not alone. There are others who have been through this pain, and there is hope for healing.

There is no single correct way to grieve the death of a baby. Some parents find comfort in talking about their baby and keeping them present in their lives. Others may find it too painful to talk about their baby and may prefer to keep their memories private. Whatever your grief journey looks like, know that there is no wrong way to grieve.

One way to honor your baby’s life is by planting a tree or flowers in their memory. You could also make a donation to a charity in their name or do something special on their birthday or the anniversary of their death. however you choose to remember your baby, know that they will always be loved and never forgotten.

What to Pray for When a Baby Dies

For the Family

Pray that the parents’ find comfort in knowing that their baby is now in heaven with Jesus.

Pray that God would give the parents’ his peace that surpasses all understanding and that he would be their rock during this time.

Pray that the parents’ would lean on each other and their community for support.

Pray for the siblings of the baby who died, that they would understand what happened and know that they are still loved by their parents.

For the Baby

You can pray for the baby’s soul. If you believe in Heaven, you can picture the baby running and playing there. You can also ask for God’s mercy for the baby.

Scriptures to Read When a Baby Dies

Losing a baby is one of the hardest things that a parent can go through. Many parents find comfort in reading scriptures during this difficult time. Here are some scriptures that can provide comfort when a baby has died.

For the Family

Although it is natural for parents to feel anger, guilt, and resentment after the loss of a baby, it is important to allow yourselves to grieve and express your feelings. The following scriptures can help you cope with your feelings and find strength and comfort during this difficult time.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died[a], so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.[b] For we know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now;[c] and not only the creation, but we ourselves,[d] who have the first fruits of the Spirit,[e] groan inwardly while we wait for adoption,[f] the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see,[g] with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” – Romans 8:23-25

For the Baby

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


It is hard to lose a baby. There is no “right” way to feel, and grief can be all-consuming. You are not alone in your journey. Many people have found comfort in prayer after the loss of a child.

If you are seeking comfort and peace, here are five prayers for babies who have died.

“Dear God,

I am struggling to understand why my baby had to die. It feels like my heart has been ripped from my chest. I am so lost without my baby. Please help me to find some peace and understanding.

I know that You are with me and that You love me. Please help me to feel Your presence now more than ever. Help me to know that my baby is safe in Your arms and that we will be reunited again one day.


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