Prayer for Strength for the Spiritual Battle
Saint Michael the Archangel,
Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against
the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host
by the Power of God
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
A Pro-Life Prayer For Our President And Public Officials
Move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care.
Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society.
Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents.
You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.
Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
January 22, 2009
Most Reverend Robert J. Baker
Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama
Prayer for pregnant women
Heavenly Father, cover your pregnant daughters with your amazing love:
- Protect their sons and daughters in the womb from all harm.
- Guide women struggling with issues of their pregnancy to caring counselors.
- Comfort women lacking family support and close friends.
- Provide women prenatal care, safe delivery, affordable housing, and financial resources.
- Fill your daughters with joy on choosing the gift of life for their child.
- Bless your daughters with a deeper relationship with Jesus.
- Mary, Mother of Jesus, pray for all women and for an end of abortion.
Prayer for the Unborn
Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. Touch with pity the hearts of those women pregnant in our world today who are not thinking of motherhood. Help them to see that the child they carry is made in Your image - as well as theirs - made for eternal life. Dispel their fear and selfishness and give them true womanly hearts to love their babies and give them birth and all the needed care that a mother can give. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Pro-Life Workers (Majella)
St. Gerard Majella, women the world over have adopted you as their patron in the joys and fears of childbearing. Today we invoke your intercession for the pro-life movement. Pray that all will look upon human life as a gift from God, not as an unwanted burden to be destroyed. Assist the efforts of those on earth who are enlisted in the crusade of promoting the dignity and value of all human life, particularly the unborn, This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.