Are You Praying for a Child?

For some couples, having children and building their own family is one of the greatest blessings of marriage. Along with planning where to live, parents plan the names of their kids, how they will be raised, and what school they will study in.

Imagine preparing all of these and realizing that it might be difficult for you to have a child.

This is exactly how Katrina Calmona felt after her doctor told her that she had PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), a condition that can affect the ability to conceive.

Katrina has always dreamed of becoming a mother even before she married Orven, her husband. She desired to experience the excitement of pregnancy and having a happy household.

After their wedding last 2015, they have been trying to conceive but kept failing.

This caused Katrina’s frustration. Aside from her hopes being let down, her batchmates are either on their second child or celebrating their first pregnancy.

“A few of my relatives were asking when I’m planning to have a kid,” she recalled.

Although it was not the intention, this put a lot of pressure on Katrina.

There were comparisons left and right.

Despite what she was going through, she did everything she could to be healthy and waited patiently for her prayers to be answered.

After 2 years, the test results finally came back positive. But when they were about to celebrate, it turned out to be a false positive. The doctors checked and saw that Katrina’s womb is empty.

This devastated her even more.

Instead of losing her faith in God, it encouraged her to trust God even more.

Katrina and her husband continuously watched The 700 Club Asia, which they said became their encouragement during their struggle. And just in time, they chanced upon an episode about a wife who had PCOS but still got pregnant after waiting patiently.

“It uplifted my heavy heart, and renewed my hope that if I trust God, He will answer my prayers at the right time,” she said.

While she was waiting and trusting God, Katrina continued to support God’s ministry by donating to CBN Asia. She gave 300 to 500 pesos monthly, saying that her salary was not big, but she still wanted to give back and plant a seed in God’s work.

“God does not look at the amount of what you donate, He sees your joy when you give.”

After just one year, the Lord has already answered their prayer. This time, the test came back as a sure positive. They named their baby Zoe Bliss.

After all the ups and downs they experienced, Katrina learned that she should not allow the pressure to dictate her timeline.

“We should trust God because He knows better than us. He knows when we are ready and settled to receive what we are asking for,” she added.

Other than blessing her with a daughter, the Lord continued to show favor in her life. Katrina was able to buy two properties in the Philippines.

She could not express how thankful she is to The 700 Club Asia for encouraging her to get through the tough times of her life.

If you are praying for a child or you are going through a challenging season, Katrina leaves an inspiring message for you, “I believe that God already has a plan for our life, and in the end, we should be thankful for it.”

The answer to Katrina’s prayer didn’t come when she expected to, but she did not lose hope.

She kept praying and waiting. Eventually, her blessing came at God’s right time.

God can answer your prayers, too.

Get to know Jesus and let Him prepare you for what you’re praying for.

As Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Let God use you to encourage others. Reach out and partner with us.

0 thoughts on “Are You Praying for a Child?

  • I have been diagnosed with endometriosis this condition causes me with infertility. There’s a time that i want to give up on my prayer. To be honest it is really hard on me. it’s been 8 years already of waiting. Lord help me to have strength and give me hope in my situation♥️

    • cbnasiaprayercenter says:

      Hi Marje, being diagnosed with such condition can heartbreaking for you and waiting for a long time can also be challenging. It is also completely normal for you to even contemplate giving up at times but please be assured that we are standing in the gap with you in praying that Jesus would continue to strengthen your faith and hope in Him and continue to hang on and trust that one day, He will give the desire of your heart. Praying that you would always feel His comfort and peace. We encourage you not to lose hope and always hold on to His Word from Isaiah 60:22 from the Bible: “When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen. We want to pray for you again, feel free to reach us through our Facebook page: or call us through 24/7 Prayer hotline 8-737-0-700 or email us at Blessings!

  • Jesusa Leonardo says:

    God is Good all the time.thank you nbasa ko story ni Katrina and husband niya.kmi din Ng Asawa ko trying to have a baby.10 years n kmi nun June 1,2023.I know may maganda Plano si Lord sa amin.Kaya hnd dapat mwalan Ng pagasa.Ibbigay din ni Lord Ang matagal n nmin pinag dadasal.Salamat po

    • cbnasiaprayercenter says:

      Hi Jesusa, masaya kami na nabasa mo ang story ni Katrina and we believe that it is not an accident dahil gusto ni Lord na ma-encourage kayo at hindi mawalan ng pag asa sa matagal na ninyo na prayer na magkaroon ng anak. Walang imposible kay Lord, He is in total control of everything. Yes, Jesus has great plans for your life at patuloy lang kayo na magtiwala sa Kanya at and hold on to His word from Mark 11:24 Therefore I t or call us through 24/7 Prayer hotline 8-737-0-700. Gusto pa po namin kayo na ipagpray, feel free to message us through our Facebook page: Maari din po kayo na tumawag sa ating 24/7 Prayer hotline 8-737-0-700 or email us at God bless you more and stay safe.

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