All loving Jesus, hear our prayer for this expectant mother who holds in her womb her unborn child. She may be frightened. She may be alone. She may be abandoned. She may be confused. Comfort her now in her time of need. Help her to understand that you will be with her at all times, even when she does not feel your presence. But Lord, help her to feel your presence often, this is a comfort to her and her child. Wipe away all tears of confusion and despair. Give her the understanding and wonderment of knowing the precious life that grows within her. Fill her with your peace and blessing so that she may bring her child into this world safely. She may not know you Lord - help her to know that you know and love her. Help her to know her own uniqueness and her worth as a human being. Love her Lord, as you love us all. Send her your Holy Spirit, and help her to know that she too is a child of God our Father. Protect, comfort, and keep her, in your loving care. We pray this in your holy name Jesus. Amen.
Lord, bless in a special way any unwed mother who did make the right decision and is now trying to care for her child under difficult circumstances. Let goodness and kindness follow her all the days of her life. Bless too any other single mother, be her a widow or a divorced woman with children. Her path is not easy and she needs your help constantly. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Women Who Have Had Abortions
Heavenly Father, your daughter comes before you deeply wounded. We ask you to heal her and show your eternal mercy to her. We ask for your forgiveness Father. Help her to know that in your Son Jesus Christ, nothing is lost. Help her to know that she can have a relationship with Jesus and her child in Heaven, and that her innocent child is with you praying for her healing and forgiveness. Help her to know how much her child still loves her, and forgives her. Send her your Holy Spirit to protect her from temptation Lord. Heal her from her emotional and physical scars, and her wounded spirit Lord. Bring her to you Lord, the only one who can provide us with lasting peace. Let her know how much you love her Lord, and that with you, she is never alone. We thank you Lord for your daughter, and for your loving care for her. We pray this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.
Dear Lord, remind fathers of their responsibilities toward mothers and their unborn children. Show them how precious a blessing children are. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Lord, protect all babies, the unborn and the born. Protect them at every stage of development, from conception to infancy. You have said, dear Lord, that even if a woman forgets the infant of her womb, "I will never forget you. Upon the palms of my hands I have written your name."
Christ warned, "See that you do not despise one of these little ones," whose "angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father", adding, "It is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost." Keep them, O Lord, "as the apple of your eye; hide them in the shadow of your wings." We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Jesus, bless all surviving children who have lost brothers and sisters to abortion. Heal them in their grief, and break the dark secrecy that plagues them and their parents. Bring them to your merciful heart, through your Holy Spirit. Amen
Dear Lord, we pray that you continue to implore abortionists in their ears and in their hearts, to quickly make an about-face and turn from their gruesome work. "Open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light." Show them the true choice between your infinite forgiveness and the eternal imprisonment that is offered by evil. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Women Belonging to "Pro-Choice" Organizations
Lord, guide women in these groups towards the truth of what abortion is. Let them be no longer deceived by the rhetoric of choice, and help them understand what the choice of abortion does to women and their unborn babies. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
All Pro-life People
Help all pro-life people to realize that we, as pro-life people, share humanity with pro-abortion people, and that we need to be compassionate in our calling as pro-lifers. Give us the strength to be firm in our stances, while at the same time walk humbly with You. Remind all people that responding to the violence of abortion with other acts of violence is unacceptable and sinful. Remind us that prayer and repentance from our own sins is our greatest weapon against the evil of abortion. Bless us in our efforts to serve You Lord. Continue to send your Mother and ours, Mary, to protect us in the safety of her mantel. Fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we have the compassion and the words to change minds, hearts, and souls. Thank you Lord. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Disabled and Diseased Children, and Children With Birth Defects
Lord, You know that unborn children with diseases or disabilities, be it mental or physical disabilities, have always been a target of the abortion industry. Protect these most vulnerable children by whispering in the ears and hearts of their parents. Strengthen parents against the twisted logic that will be presented to them to encourage them to kill their child through abortion. Help them to see that while raising a special child can be difficult, it can also be a great joy. Show them that they will be rewarded in Heaven for their perseverance. Give them the grace to get through the hard days, and increase their joy on the good days. Love them all Lord, parents and child. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Gracious Lord, we ask your richest blessings upon married couples who hold in their hearts the powerful desire to bring a child into this world. Children are among your greatest gifts. For those who hope for this gift, we offer this heartfelt prayer. God, hold each of them and love them. If it is your will, grant them the gift of children. For all those who may not be able to receive this blessing, we ask you to consider blessing them as spiritual parents of unwanted, unloved children. For all, we ask for peace in our hearts. Send us your Holy Spirit to show us your great and perfect will. Saint Bernadette, pray for us. Saint Anne, pray for us. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Parents Who Had Miscarriages, Stillbirths, or Children Die in Infancy
Jesus, we call upon you. You are our hope. You have the words of eternal life. We have lost our baby, our little one, who we loved so dearly and lost so quickly. We know that you welcome into your kingdom with loving arms all the innocent little ones, pouring out your love and sanctification upon them. Ask your mother to hold our baby in her arms for us until it is our appointed time.
Our grief is enormous Lord. Help us to find healing among those who care for us and for whom we care. We are so saddened Lord and we also are angry. Help us to walk through these natural emotions of loss and emerge with hope, keeping our eyes on your holy face. Help us to embrace each other each new day with your love, the love of your Holy Spirit that sustains us. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Doctors and Nurses
Dear Lord, strengthen the will and moral courage of doctors and nurses who refuse to perform or assist in the performance of abortions. Keep them from discouragement and from the temptation to profit from abortion. Stand beside them, dear Lord, when the pressure on them to perform abortions becomes great, and suggest to their minds and hearts the words, "I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Leaders and Legislators
Dear Lord, guide our leaders and legislators along the path of truth. Show those who gain their seat of power through the blood money of abortion funds the most serious error of their ways. Strengthen pro-life leaders to enable them to stand up always firmly in the defense of life. We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Prayer For An Expectant Mother
Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus, help me during my pregnancy, and in the birth and raising of my child. Be an example of faith, hope, and love for me and my baby. May your Son bring joy to me as He did to you. I pray this in Jesus name, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen
Prayer for Life
Loving God, in Your goodness, You have given us the gift of life. I ask Your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people in this world to protect and respect this gift you have given us. I pray that, with Your grace, I and all people will respect, reverence, and protect all life and that I will be especially sensitive to the life of the unborn, the abused, the neglected, the disabled, and the elderly. Guide all who make decisions about life, that they will do so with wisdom, love, and courage. In Your name - Father, Source of all life, Son, Savior of our lives, and Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives - We pray. Amen.
Saint Gerard Prayer
O God, I humbly ask You, through the intercession of Saint Gerard, to protect me in my time of childbearing, and to watch over the child you blessed me with. Stay with me Lord and help me to know how much You love me. I pray this through your son Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer to Saint Gerard For a Mother with Child
"O almighty and everlasting God, through the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of your divine Son. Through the name of the Holy Spirit, you sanctified Saint John the Baptist, while still in his mother's womb. Hear the prayers of your humble servant who implores you, through the intercession of Saint Gerard, to protect me from the dangers of childbearing and to watch over the child with which You blessed me. May this child be cleansed by the saving water of baptism and, after a Christian life on earth, may we, both mother and child, attain everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen."
Reading From Revelation
God Himself will be with them, and He will be their God. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain.
Mother of Africa
Mary, Our Mother of Africa, hear the drumbeat of our prayers; May your son Jesus continue to bring us joy, relieve our tensions, and forgive us our sins. Help us to walk in His Light. Help us to help others do the same... And bring us to life everlasting with the Holy Saints and angels. Amen!
Prayer for the Spiritual Adoption of an Unborn Child
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion." Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen recommended saying the above daily prayer for a period of one year to help babies in danger in the womb. During this life this spiritually adopted child of yours will be known only to God, but in Heaven you will meet the child whose life was spared by your prayers and enjoy eternal happiness in his or her company.
A Prayer For Life
Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer For Aborted Infants
Dear little infant Jesus, in honor of thy Holy Birth, and through thy Holy Mother, I pray that the innocents who will this day be murdered may find refuge and eternal glory before the throne of our Heavenly Father. Spiritual Baptism of the Unborn: I believe in God, the Father the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven. He is seated at the right hand of the Father. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. That all who were born dead this day may reach everlasting life through Jesus Christ, Mary, Joseph, John and (Saint of the day). I baptize you if God so wills (Sprinkle Holy Water to the north, south, east and west of your home or church) "In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Ghost." Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen. Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen. Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, Amen.
To Jesus Through Mary To you, Mother of the human family, we confidently entrust all of humanity with all its hopes and fears.
Give us the light of true wisdom. Guide our steps in the ways of peace.
Enable all to meet Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life.