Prayers for Life

John Paul II’s Prayer for Life (prayed at the beginning of each ministry meeting)

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life:
Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude  throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.

–Pope John Paul II, March 25, 1995

Prayer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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.

Prayer to Our Blessed Mother

O Mary, Mother of the Unborn, protect the gift of human life which your Divine Son has allowed to be given. Give strength and joy to all parents as they wait the birth of the precious child they have conceived. Give courage to those who are fearful, calm those who are anxious, and guide us all with your motherly care, to treasure and protect the miraculous gift of human life. We ask this through your son, Jesus Christ or Lord. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Unborn, Pray for Us.

Prayer to End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!