Prayers

Prayer is the foundation of all we do in the pro-life movement.


WEEK OF April 22 (Fifth Week of Development)
God's Masterpiece

Lord, we marvel as we read about the development of this little child. The heart, the limbs, the brain are all developing according to the plan you put in place at fertilization, and we can hardly keep track of the speed of all that is happening.

O God, free us from the error of thinking that size determines value. Instead, help us to discover the wonder of small things, and of small people.

Protect all children as they grow in the womb, and open our minds to what science teaches us about how we all developed in our earliest weeks.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen.



WEEK OF April 15 (Fourth Week of Development)
The Beat of a Heart

Lord, you are love itself, and you manifest your love to us by creating us, sustaining us, and saving us.

Your care reaches into every aspect of our lives, far beyond our awareness.

And like a constant heartbeat, your love is keeping us in existence at every moment.

To show your love, Lord God, you took on our humanity in your Son, Jesus Christ, who became an unborn child.

Lord, I pray for every child in the womb.

With each beat of the unborn child’s heart, inspire our own hearts to likewise beat with love for them.

And as your own Son’s heart was pierced by a lance on the cross,

So let our hearts be pierced with anguish over the ongoing slaughter of our unborn brothers and sisters by abortion.

By the power of your Son’s Resurrection, bring about the victory of life, and enable us to do our part

In proclaiming, celebrating, and serving that victory.

We pray through the same Christ our Lord. In proclaiming, celebrating, and serving that victory.

Amen.



WEEK OF April 8 (Third Week of Development)
Value Does Not Depend on Size

Lord, you fill the universe in all its parts. You are infinite, and beyond all that the mind can imagine.

Yet you became an unborn child.

Lord Jesus, we ask You to bless and protect the children who today are in their mothers’ womb. Save them from the danger of abortion.

As we trace the development of Baby Chris in these first weeks of life, we marvel at how much intricate design and information and dynamism are found in such a tiny human being.

And we recall, Lord God, that the value of a person does not in any way depend on his or her size.

As we continue to learn the wonders of growth in the womb, remind us to respect even the smallest of lives, who are all the more in need of our loving care, just as they have yours.

We pray through Christ our Lord.

Amen.



WEEK OF April 1
The Wonder of Human Life

Lord, we praise you for the wonder of human life. As Scripture says, “You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! My very self you knew; my bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, fashioned as in the depths of the earth” (Psalm 139:13-15).

Lord, as we learn about the development that each of us underwent in our first days of life, remind us that value does not depend on size, and that from the moment of fertilization, each of us has existed as a person of inexpressible value in your sight.

Bless all those at the beginning of their earthly journey. Give them your protection, and give us the grace to recognize them as our brothers and sisters. We pray in Jesus' Name.
Amen.



WEEK OF MARCH 25: FERTILIZATION
Redeemer in the Womb

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you that when Mary, your Mother, said "Yes" at the Annunciation, You took our human nature upon Yourself. You shared our life and death, our childhood and adulthood.

You also shared our time in the womb. While still God, while worshiped and adored by the angels, while Almighty and filling every part of the universe, You dwelt for nine months in the womb of Mary. You were our Redeemer in the womb, our God who was a preborn child.

Lord Jesus, we ask You to bless and protect the children who today are in their mothers’ womb. Save them from the danger of abortion.

Give their mothers the strength, like Mary, to say “Yes” to you. Give them grace to sacrifice themselves, in body and soul, for their children.

Help all people to recognize in the preborn child a brother, a sister, saved by You, our Redeemer in the womb, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.