Thursday, June 13, 2013

Prayers for the Child in the Womb

Prayer to God the Father of all Life 
Eternal God, You have revealed Yourself as the Father of all Life. We praise You for the Fatherly care which You extend to all creation, and especially to us, made in Your image and likeness.
Father, extend Your hand of protection to those threatened by abortion, and save them from its destructive power. Give Your strength to all fathers, that they may never give in to the fears that may tempt them to facilitate abortions.
Bless our families and bless our land, that we may have the joy of welcoming and nurturing the life of which You are the source and the Eternal Father. Amen.

Redeemer in the Womb
Lord Jesus Christ, 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 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.  


  1. Each day, as part of the 40 days for life, I add an extra decade as I say the rosary; I ask St Gerard, as the patron of expectant mothers, to add his prayers to mine that these women will love and protect the life within them.

    1. Thank you Fr. O for your lovely comment on praying to St. Gerard. It is a time of challenge for all of us in our faith in this the 'Year of Faith'. We have to remain focused on the Lord despite the storms all around us at the moment. We can only overcome evil with good. God bless you.


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