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.