Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI's 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 recognize 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.
Give creative charity to administrators and economists,
so they may realize 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 all to care for orphaned or abandoned children,
so 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 Savior,
the strength to love and serve life,
in anticipation of living forever in You,
in communion with the Blessed Trinity.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. It looks like you guys in the Chicagoland area may be getting hit with a big one this week! I will have to check out the books you review below for my son, he is currently on a huge fantasy / super hero kick and only wants to read (1st grade reading) or be read to books on those topics. It is so hard to find something age appropriate and in line with our Christian beliefs.

    Thanks for posting the truth about abortion rates. It is shocking how high they are.

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  3. Anne - We've had a relatively mild winter so far so I guess it's our turn for the big snow!

    I know what you mean about the difficulty with fantasy/super hero genre and Christian beliefs. My son has read the Rick Riordan series with it's Greek mythology- Percy Jackson and his newer series The Kane Chronicles with it's Egyptian mythology. Even though I feel he is grounded in his faith, we still had the discussion of good and evil plots, Greek and Egyptian Gods being a myth...etc.

    The newest book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a sweet book filled with Chinese fables and dragons. It had a wonderful story about family, wanting more and realizing what you have is what's best for you. Loved it.

    Hi Gae- I love to do the same and meet blogging moms. Welcome to my blog! I will definitely visit yours today!