Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Prayer for the Little Ones Unborn

Our Father, we thank Thee for letting us share Thy gift of life.
We know that all Thy children are precious to Thee.
We pray that Thou may give special protection to little ones not yet born.
Guard them from those who would do them harm.
Permit them to enter the world safely, to live in the light of day.
and to make their way to the place Thou hast prepared for them.
Grant that every mother would welcome her child with love
as Mary welcomed her Divine Son.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, Our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pro-Life Prayers to the Holy Spirit

"The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit."
2 Tim. 1:7

Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Giver of Life

Come Holy Spirit, Creator of all things...You who breathed over the waters at the dawn of creation and brought forth all living beings...You who filled the apostles when the Risen Lord breathed on them on the first Easter night, giving them the power to restore life to those dead in sin...You who, on the last day, will breathe again over all the dead and raise them from the grave--Come! Come and breathe on our world again, immersed as it is in the Culture of Death! Come, O Lord and Giver of Life! Defeat the works of death in our midst, that abortion may no longer stain our land.

We worship You, O Holy Spirit, and we rejoice in You. We know that no matter how strong the forces of death may be, we can still find in You the endless source of life. Renew that life in each of us, and make us worthy apostles of the Culture of Life in our day! Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit, the Advocate

O Holy Spirit of God, You were promised to us by the Lord Jesus as an Advocate, as one who pleads our cause and speaks up for us in the heights of heaven. "I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever..."(Jn.14:15).

The apostle Paul has taught us that You intercede for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in speech (Rom. 8:26).

We praise You today for the gift of salvation, for we are deeply aware that we cannot save ourselves. We have sinned, and we cannot win forgiveness on our own. We need an Advocate.
We ask You, O Holy Spirit, to make us ever more aware of those who need us as advocates. Grant that we may hear the cries of our youngest, smallest brothers and sisters, those still in the womb, who cannot speak or defend themselves, and who cannot even pray.

Holy Spirit, as You are the Advocate, so make us advocates. As You hear our cries for mercy, so let us hear the cries of others for mercy. Save us from the misfortune of seeking mercy only for ourselves, while being deaf to others. As you loosened the tongues of the apostles at Pentecost, so grant us today a Pentecost for the unborn, that we may speak for them before the great and the small, before governments and institutions, and before all Your people. Amen.
~ Prayers from Priests for Life ~

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood Through the Blessed Virgin Mary

STOPP Planned Parenthood is launching a new campaign to bring Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary.

Get your official campaign signs at http://www.prolifegear.com/

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pray With Me: 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 lives
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 my country once again
becomes a country which
respects life from conception
to natural death
not just for some, but for all,
through Christ our Lord.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

David Bereit: What Is God Asking of You?

David Bereit's personal message to the Life Fair and Toledo. Ohio: We all need to do our part to end abortion in our lifetime and to cultivate a culture of Life.

2 main points: Depend on God and pray! Get involved! Visit ProLifeConnection.com to educate yourself and find out what YOU can do in the pro-life movement!

2010 Northwest Ohio Life Fair--David Bereit from ProLifeConnection on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oliver de Vinck: A Powerful Blessing

" I grew up in the house where my brother was on his back in his bed for almost 33 years, in the same corner of his room, under the same window, beside the same yellow walls. Oliver was blind, mute. His legs were twisted. He didn't have the strength to lift his head nor the intelligence to learn anything."

"Oliver grew to the size of a 10-year-old. He had a big chest, a large head. His hands and feet were those of a five-year-old, small and soft. We'd wrap a box of baby cereal for him at Christmas and place it under the tree; pat his head with a damp cloth in the middle of a July heat wave. His baptismal certificate hung on the wall above his head. A bishop came to the house and confirmed him.

"Even now, five years after his death from pneumonia on March 12, 1980, Oliver still remains the weakest, most helpless human being I ever met, and yet he was one of the most powerful human beings I ever met. He could do absolutely nothing except breathe, sleep, eat, and yet he was responsible for action, love, courage, insight. When I was small my mother would say, "Isn't it wonderful that you can see?" And once she said, "When you go to heaven, Oliver will run to you, embrace you, and the first thing he will say is 'Thank you."' I remember, too, my mother explaining to me that we were blessed with Oliver in ways that were not clear to her at first."

~ Christopher de Vinck: