Pro-Life and Family Prayers


Restoring the culture certainly requires reasoned talking points and acts of service. However, the battles we face are primarily spiritual and a true turning back to a culture of life and a civilisation of love will only come through a turning back to God. These pro-life and family prayers are offered to assist you in praying for the various needs of the day.

Daily Prayer for Life

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 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 the glory of God,
The Creator and lover of life.
Amen.

Saint Pope John Paul II
Evangelium Vitae


Litany of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father in Heaven. Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world. Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit. Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God. Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary. Pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel. Pray for us.
St. Joseph. Pray for us.

St. Gianna, filled with love for God. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, filled with love for children. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, filled with love for Our Lady and her Rosary. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, filled with love for the Most Blessed Sacrament. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, who sought the will of God in all things. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, generous with those in need. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, devoted to prayer. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, willing to lay down your life for the sake of the gospel. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, patient in suffering. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, united to Jesus on the Cross. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, called to the vocation of marriage. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, who welcomed children as a blessing. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, physician to the ill. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, faithful daughter of the church. Pray for us.
St. Gianna, witness to the sanctity of human life. Pray for us.

From neglecting God through prayer.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.
From refusing to see God in the sick and poor.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.
From callousness to the sufferings of others.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.
From selfishness.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.
From a lack of trust in God’s providence.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.
From blindness to the dignity of the human person.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.
From denial that human life begins at conception.
Deliver us Lord through the intercession of St. Gianna.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Let us pray.
Lord of life, we thank You for the heroic witness of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. You have taught us that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for others. Saint Gianna did this, not only as she gave birth to her last child, but also in her every day life as she died to herself so that she could live wholly for You. What selflessness we see in her! Help us, we pray, that through the intercession of Saint Gianna, our society may regain a sense of the sacredness of all human life. Fill us with her spirit of courage to suffer any struggle rather than deny You and the sanctity of human life.

We ask You this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

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