Prayers for a Culture of Life

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These prayers for a culture of life will assist you in your prayer. Some are available as prayer cards. Please get in touch with us if you would like copies for yourself or to distribute.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.

(Saint Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae)

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Novena: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

God, our Father, You have granted to Your Church the gift of Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them, through apostolic witness and Catholic Action, in the care of the sick and aged, to help and comfort them.

We thank You for the gift of this young woman, so deeply committed to You. Through her example grant us the grace to consecrate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of mankind, You called Saint Gianna to exercise the medical profession as a mission for the comfort of bodies and souls. In her suffering fellow men and in the little ones, deprived of all support, she saw You.

We thank You for having revealed Yourself to this servant as “one who serves” and who soothes the sufferings of men. Treasuring her example may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially those with whom You deign to share Your Cross.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

God, Sanctifying Spirit, who loves the Church as Your Bride, You poured into the heart of Saint Gianna a share of Your Love so that she could radiate it in her family, and thus cooperate with you in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who could know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and, through her encouraging witness, we beg You to grant to our families the serene and Christian presence of mothers committed to transform their homes into cenacles of faith and love, rich with generous activity and sanctifying service.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O God, Creator and lover of mankind, You were close to Saint Gianna when, affected by illness, she was in the painful dilemma of choosing between her own life and the life of the child whom she was carrying in herself, a gift long-awaited. Trusting You alone, and aware of Your Commandment to respect human life, Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to the new life of her baby, generously sacrificing her own. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and after the example of Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the sparkle of new life. Grant us the grace we are praying for (name your intention here) and the joy to find an inspiration in Saint Gianna who, as a model spouse and mother, after the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among 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.

To learn more about the life of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, please click here.

Living the Splendour of Truth Conference

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.

Prayer for the Unborn

Lord Jesus, You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in Divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal life; We adore and bless you.

Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you.

Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life, make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb the miraculous work of the Creator. Open our hearts to generously welcoming every child that comes into life.

Bless all families, sanctify the union of spouses, render fruitful their love.

Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies with the light of your Spirit, so that peoples and nations may recognise and respect the sacred nature of life, of every human life.

Guide the work of scientists and doctors, so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person, and no-one endures suppression or injustice.

Gift creative charity to administrators and economists, so that they may realise and promote sufficient conditions so that young families can serenely embrace the birth of new children.

Console the married couples who suffer because they are unable to have children and in Your goodness provide for them. Teach us to care for orphaned or abandoned children, so that they may experience the warmth of Your Charity, the consolation of Your Divine Heart.

Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer, in whose womb you took on our human nature, we wait to receive from you, our only True Good and Saviour, the strength to love and serve life, in anticipation of living forever in you, in communion with the Blessed Trinity. Amen.

(Pope Benedict XVI, 27 November 2010)

Fatima Prayers

Pardon Prayer

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.
(say 3 times)

The Angel’s Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended and by the infinite merits of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.