Prayers for all Occasions, Needs, and Intentions
PRAYERS FOR THE UNBORN
Life and Love - Your Gift From God
PRAYER OF THE UNBORN CHILD:O Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and earth and all things, You create today millions of human beings who are never permitted to see the light of day because of the sin of abortion. Grant to mankind the wisdom to respect human life at every stage of development.
You infuse souls into innocent babies even while still in their mothers' wombs, their temporary homes. Grant that no one deprives your most innocent ones the privilege of your holy Baptism whereby they may be born again to Your supernatural life by grace. One soul in Your eyes, Almighty God, is of more value than the whole created universe.
Accept the precious blood of Your Son Jesus Christ, present on our altars and in our tabernacles, throughout the world in reparation for the sins of abortive murder. Even before Your Divine Son was born of Mary, dear God, when Your holy Mother greeted Elizabeth shortly after the conception of the Divine Child. Elizabeth asked, "How am I worthy that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?" Long before the birth of the Divine Child the Holy Spirit inspired Elizabeth to call Mary "Mother" and the unborn Child, her "Lord."
Almighty God, remove the scourge of abortion from the face of the earth. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE HELPLESS UNBORN CHILD:
Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the gift of life.
Touch with pity the hearts of those women pregnant in our world today who are not thinking of motherhood.
Help them to see that the child they carry is made in Your image - as well as theirs - made for eternal life.
Dispel their fear and selfishness and give them true womanly hearts to love their babies and give them birth and all the needed care that a mother alone can give.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.
PRAYER TO PROTECT LIFE
Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us. Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe.
Gracious God, I pray that with your grace, I and all people will reverence, protect, and promote all life and that we will be especially sensitive to the life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly.
I pray, too, that all who make decisions about life in any form will do so with wisdom, love, and courage. Living God, I praise and glorify you as Father, Source of all life, as Son, Savior of our lives, and as Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives. Amen.
PRAYER OF SPIRITUAL ADOPTION:
To help stop the anti-life push in the USA, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child. This may be done by praying that one unknown child's life be spared and allowed to live and be born. To accomplish this, it was recommended that the following prayer be said daily for a period of one year.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.
During your earthly life this spiritually adopted child of yours will be known only to God, but in the world to come and throughout eternity both you and the child will find happiness in each other's company.
POEM: "I Too Had Love to Give" (Rick Christensen)
I'd have been there for you when you were gray and old. Now all that you will have is pain and remorse untold.
Was it not in Earthly pleasure that you and daddy made me? Why then for worldly treasure the farewell that you bade me?
When you killed me, no tears, just a sigh of relief. But one day, dearest mother, you will know the deepest grief.
Why was I not adopted? Could not someone else enjoy watching me grow up to be a delightful girl or boy?
Why did you slay me, mother? Why not let me live? You would have loved me, mother, I too had Love to Give.