With joy at Christ’s rising from the dead, let us turn to God our Father in prayer. He heard and answered the prayers of the Son He loved so much: let us trust that He will hear our petitions.
For children who are unwanted by their parents, that God’s grace might send others to love and care for them; ** Lord hear our prayer
For the children of our country, especially those who are forgotten or neglected, that their presence might remind us of the infinite value of human life; ** Lord hear our prayer
For every little child: That we might accept and preserve each one as a sign of the infinite love of God for us; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all unborn children: that our love for them may keep them safe until the joyous day of their birth; ** Lord hear our prayer
For every child who lives in the womb, that the Lord, who rescues the life of the poor from the power of the wicked, might send an angel to guard and protect all unborn children; ** Lord hear our prayer
For every little child and especially for those who live in their mother’s womb, that they might grow in the image and likeness of the God who made them; ** Lord hear our prayer
For the littlest child in her mother’s womb, that in her life we may see the infinite love of God; ** Lord hear our prayer
For the safety of every little child: that love of every mother for her unborn child may grow and deepen each day; ** Lord hear our prayer
For the safety of all children: that God might give us the grace to recognize the infinite value of every human life, from conception to natural death; ** Lord hear our prayer
For little children who await the birth of a brother or sister: that they may learn to cherish the child in her mother’s womb; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all mothers, particularly those who are with child, that they may be supported by loved ones and warm friends, and that they may be understood and blessed; ** Lord hear our prayer
For young mothers everywhere, and especially those who are tempted to despair, that through the child they carry deep within, they might know hope and joy; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all mothers, especially those who are young or alone, beaten or addicted; that God might heal their broken hearts and seal them with his love; ** Lord hear our prayer
For mothers, especially those wracked with fear, depression or despair, that the new life of their child may touch them with the eternal love of God; ** Lord hear our prayer
For young mothers tempted to abort their child, that God’s grace might give them the wisdom and fortitude to preserve the gift they carry within them; ** Lord hear our prayer
For young parents tempted to abort their children: that God might teach us how to love and care for them; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all children who have died from abortion, that God might cradle them in his arms and grant them eternal peace with him; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all who suffer from the memories of abortion: that the mercy of God might bring peace to all who have turned from their sins; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all who do not embrace the rights of the unborn that, in love, they may come to know the dignity of every person in the eyes of God; ** Lord hear our prayer
For all the victims of the culture of death that like Lazarus, forgotten and poor, they may be welcomed into God’s eternal peace; ** Lord hear our prayer
Let us pray: God of the spirits and of all flesh, who have trampled death and annihilated the devil and given life to your world, may you yourself, O Lord, grant to the souls of the deceased innocents rest in a place of light, a verdant place, a place of freshness, from where suffering, pain and cries are far removed.
Do You, O good and compassionate Father take them into your loving arms. You alone are without sin and your justice is justice throughout the ages and your word is truth. Since you, O Christ our God, are the resurrection, the life and the repose of these innocent children, we give you glory together with your Heavenly Father and your most holy, good and life-creating Spirit, now and always and forever and ever. Amen.