You (or some Christian parents you know) have a new baby coming! Congratulations!
I know you’re already making lists of all the things your little bundle of joy needs, but imagine creating a nursery that not only surrounds your baby with warmth and comfort but also fills the room with the wisdom and love of God’s word…a space that points your baby to God from their earliest moments.
In this article, we will explore 10 wonderful Bible verses for your nursery. From reminders of God’s boundless love to prayers for protection and guidance, displaying and speaking these nursery Bible verses will infuse your little one’s space with joy, peace, and a sense of purpose.
You can also use these short passages from the word of God as the perfect gift for a baby shower, baby dedications, or anywhere else you encounter new babies! You can also use them to surround your babies with Scripture in your church nursery.
1. God’s Love for Children
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:15-16 NIV)
Just as a mother’s womb offers safety, nourishment, and protection for her growing baby, it is a tangible manifestation of God’s unwavering love and care. This beautiful connection between mother and child mirrors the agape love that God has for all His children. Christ Jesus himself took the children in his arms and blessed them, showing them his forever love.
2. A Mother’s Womb as a Safe Haven
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:13-16 NIV
Just as a mother lovingly prepares her nursery to welcome her newborn, God has meticulously crafted every detail of the mother’s womb to provide the ideal environment for a baby to flourish. From the protective amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby to the intricate network of blood vessels that supply them with vital nutrients, the design of the womb showcases God’s exceptional craftsmanship and care for your child’s inward parts.
As you prepare your baby’s nursery, you can draw inspiration from the mother’s womb as a safe haven. Just as the womb cradles and protects the baby, the nursery can be a reflection of God’s love and care. Soft, comforting colors and gentle lighting can create a soothing atmosphere that mimics the warmth and security of the womb.
A great way to provide a sense of comfort to your space is to include cozy blankets (like these gorgeous Blessing Blankets, which would be a good gift for a baby shower) and plush pillows (for you, not for baby). Adding mobiles and wall art featuring biblical verses will surround the baby with messages of love, faith, and hope.
3. God’s Handiwork
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
Just as the Bible reminds us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, we can instill this belief in our child by affirming their individuality and uniqueness. We can encourage them to embrace their strengths, talents, and passions, knowing that they are part of God’s grand design for their life.
4. Precious and Good Gifts
Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalm 127:3 KJV)
As we carefully curate the nursery, we are not only creating a loving and nurturing environment for our baby but also preparing a space that celebrates our babies themselves as blessings from God. James 1:17 teaches “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (ESV) Your child is a perfect gift from the Father of Lights himself!
5. Welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14 NIV)
We understand that our role extends beyond simply providing a physical and emotional sanctuary for our little ones; we also have the privilege and responsibility to guide them toward a life of faith and spiritual fulfillment. Placing Scripture art with verses like Mark 10:14 help your kids grow up with a sense of the deep love of Christ for them.
6. The Comfort of God’s Presence
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8 NIV
Finding comfort in God’s presence is not just about creating a physical space; it is also about cultivating a spiritual atmosphere. As we design our baby’s nursery with love and attention to detail, we can fill it with reminders of the grace of God.
Beyond the visual elements, we can create a nurturing environment that encourages a deeper connection to God. Incorporating soft music or lullabies with religious themes can help create a peaceful atmosphere, soothing both our baby and our own souls.
You can also learn to speak Scripture in the form of a Biblical blessing over your child, which is a practice I heartily recommend to all parents. You can learn more about the practice of blessing your child in this free 7-day email series.
7. Prayers for Protection
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 NIV
Through our words and actions, we can remind our baby of God’s constant love and protection. (Check out this article with 10 Powerful Prayers for Protection!) We can infuse our interactions with prayers, blessings, and words of encouragement, reinforcing the belief that they are loved and guided by God.
Another great verse to display or share with your child regularly would be Matthew 18:10, which says “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” Our children are beloved by the Maker of All Things!
8. Prayers for Guidance
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
(Isaiah 58:11 NIV)
As our babies grow, they need to know that they can trust God to guide them. Our God is the God of hope, so surrounding them with words that remind them of God’s trustworthiness even “in a sun-scorched land” will help them find hope during tough times.
9. Blessed by God
“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
(Numbers 6:24-25 NIV)
This is such a good Bible verse to pray over your child every night of their lives! To download your free Scripture art poster of this Scripture passage, learn how to speak this blessing over your child every night (and how it makes such a massive difference), check out this free 7-day email series.
10. Chosen for God’s Family
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1 NIV)
The best good news in the whole world is that of the God who put on flesh, becoming a human without sin, then dying to take on the sins of all us humans who can’t seem to stop sinning. This story of how we went from God’s enemies to God’s children is one your baby will hear in Sunday School as they grow, and hopefully also from your own lips as you read storybook Bibles (see some good Bible Story books here) and pray with them (learn how to pray with your toddler here).
Nurturing our baby’s faith journey starts from the earliest days of their life. By surrounding them with Scripture verses, we are laying the foundation for their spiritual growth and development. As we care for our little ones, we can infuse our interactions with prayers, blessings, and words of encouragement, reminding them of God’s constant love and protection.
With each brushstroke and carefully chosen element, you are crafting more than just a room – you are creating a sanctuary where your little one will grow, explore, and thrive.
And in this sacred space, surrounded by words of wisdom and blessings, your child will find solace, inspiration, and a connection to something greater than themselves.
So, let the verses become their lullaby, their nightly blessing, their source of comfort, and their guide on this beautiful journey called life.
As you bring your baby’s nursery to life, remember the transformative power of these words, and the everlasting impact they can have on the heart, mind, and soul. You have this chance to create a sanctuary of love, hope, and spirituality, and watch as your baby’s nursery becomes a tangible embodiment of faith, joy, and endless possibilities.