Heavenly Father, I pray that each child whose precious life has been ended while in the womb of their mother and in violation of Your divine plan, is with You in heaven.
I pray that they know they would have been born wonderful and beautiful children. I ask that You take these children into Your arms and comfort them. I pray for forgiveness for their parents and others who counseled or provided or did not do enough to prevent their abortion. I pray that these children continue to be with each other and with You.
Each of these girls and boys was fulfilling their important function of growing within the warmth and comfort of their mother’s womb. Each one would have been born with their own personality and individuality and hopes and dreams. None of them will ever experience the joy of growth, friendship, achievement, and love on earth. None of them will have children or grandchildren and for that we are doubly and triply impoverished by their loss.
I pray that these girls and boys know how desirable, beloved, and dear they would have been for us, had they had the chance to touch us with their beauty and innocence and become a member of one of our families. I pray that in time they become reunited in love with their parents and siblings.
I pray that you use the deaths of these children as a catalyst for many graces, by inspiring their parents and others to work for life.
I pray that You forgive us all for not sufficiently appreciating and valuing the children of Your creation, so that we have allowed the knowing termination of their innocent lives.
I also pray that we continue to learn and increase our compassion, so that our choices are always of life.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O most merciful, all gracious and compassionate Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, Son of God:
We entreat Thee, most gracious Master: look with compassion upon Thy children who have been condemned to death by the unjust judgment of men. And as Thou hast promised to bestow the heavenly kingdom on them born of water and the Spirit, and who in blamelessness of life have been translated unto Thee; and Who said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven”—we humbly pray, according to Thy unfailing promise: Grant the inheritance of Thy kingdom to the multitude of spotless infants who have been cruelly murdered in the abortuaries of this land; for Thou art the resurrection and the life and the repose of all Thy servants and of these innocents, O Christ our God.
Turn the hearts of those who seek to destroy Thy little ones. We beseech Thee to pour forth Thy healing grace upon them, that they may be convicted in their hearts and turn from their evil ways. Remember all of them that kill our children as on the altars of Moloch, and render not unto them according to their deeds, but according to Thy great mercy convert them—the unbelieving to true faith and piety, and the believing that they may turn from evil and do good.
O Holy Master, Almighty Father and pre-eternal God, Who alone made and directs all things; Who rises up quickly against the evil of the impious ones; Who, by providence, teaches Thy people preservation of justice and the obliteration of evil on earth; Who condescends to raise up warriors for the protection of the people of God: we entreat Thee with compunction, that as Thou didst give David power to defeat Goliath, and as Thou didst condescend through Judas Maccabeus, to seize victory from the arrogant pagans who would not call on Thy Name; so too, grant protection to us, Thy servants against the enemies rising against us as we go forth to do spiritual battle against the evil one and those who do his will rather than Thine.
For Thou art a merciful God, and lovest mankind, and unto Thee do we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. now and ever and unto ages of ages.
, Apr 12, 2012 / 03:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A California clergy group linked to Planned Parenthood has organized a 40-day prayer campaign for abortion rights, drawing criticism from Shawn Carney, head of the successful 40 Days for Life campaign.
“They’re using prayer basically to pray for more abortions and pray that women will have abortions,” said Carney, who charged that the effort ignores the reality of abortion and the real needs of women.
The group’s prayers “avoid the actual issue at hand: every single abortion ends the life of an innocent human being, made in the image and likeness of God,” he told CNA on April 11.
“We have to pray for things that are good. We have to pray for things that are going to give life, not take it away.”
The Humboldt County Clergy for Choice, a committee of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Eureka, Calif., organized a “40 Days of Prayer & Contemplation” event from March 18 to April 27 to support “women and reproductive justice.”
The event uses a “40 Days of Prayer” series from the Missouri-based pro-abortion rights group Faith Aloud. The pamphlet includes prayers for abortion providers and for medical students who want to perform abortions. It prays for an end to violence against women and against abortion providers.
It also prays for politicians who support “a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions.”
The pamphlet stresses the “dignity and autonomy of women” and prays that women who have had abortions may “stand tall and refuse shame.”
The first day of prayer says “we pray for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices.” The Day 36 prayer reads “Today we pray for the families we’ve chosen. May they know the blessing of choice.”
“Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal,” the Day 40 entry says.
Carney said he thinks the pamphlet is inspired by the 40 Days for Life campaign, which recently ended its organized springtime effort of pro-life outreach. Participants reportedly helped save 804 babies and witnessed the conversion of several abortion clinic workers.
“Imitation is always the best form of flattery,” Carney said. “We’ve seen Planned Parenthood at different spots across the country try to mock the 40 Days for Life campaign in many ways. Usually they call it 40 Days of Harassment or 40 Days of Bigotry.”
He also saw the pamphlet as a reminder of the humanity of those who support and perform abortions.
“The abortion industry is full of people who have minds and hearts and souls,” Carney said. “That’s why we’ve seen 69 abortion workers have conversions and leave their jobs.”
He characterized the prayers as an effort to “rationalize abortion” that speaks in “vague terms.”
In Carney’s view, abortion opponents “look at the truth and the reality” of the procedures.
“There are a lot of sincere people who at one point supported abortion, for whatever reason, and are now in the pro-life movement,” he noted. “The pro-life movement is made up of people who used to support abortion, of women who have had abortions, of doctors and nurses who worked in the abortion industry.”
While opponents of the pro-life movement have characterized its participants as against choice, Carney contended that pro-life advocates like 40 Days for Life participants give women options they would not otherwise have.
“Without people out praying in front of these (abortion) facilities, there is no choice,” he said. “There really is no choice unless you have somebody who, despite the heat or cold or rain, is willing to go out and offer a last-minute helping hand.”
Nearly 6,000 women have chosen life for their babies with the help of the pro-life campaign.
“So many of them have told us they woke up that morning praying that God would send them a sign as they were going into the abortion facility,” Carney said.
Pro-life advocates “have been that sign.”
Carney also rejected the pamphlet’s insinuation that pro-life advocates shame women.
“The people out on the front lines are the last hope for the baby, but they’re also the first line of mercy. There isn’t a follow-up appointment when you have an abortion. The abortion industry shames women themselves when they sell them an abortion and then they’re done with them.
“If you struggle emotionally, spiritually, physically, oftentimes after an abortion, they’re just not there to help.”
He stressed the desire of 40 Days for Life to help women.
“The pro-life movement isn’t there to shame anyone, it’s quite the opposite. The loneliest spot in our nation is where a woman walks from the abortion clinic to her car. It’s a basic obligation to be out there with her in her loneliness and offer help and offer support.”
by Carrie (England)
dear,dear,dear lord jesus please help me i would like the PrayWithMe community to help me ,at twenty two i did an unspeakable thing and terminated my beautiful child, i have battled with horrific guilt ever since ,most of my life i have had a drink problem, it started when i thought it was clever to drink in my teens,i also smoked heavily up until three years ago i stopped both for good,which i thank god for, i was a new born again christian roughly five years ago but again turned my back,i have done terrible things occult, crystals, spiritualism etc. but all through these terrible things my love for god was always there,i have mostly always prayed even though i was doing terrible things.
Seventeen month ago i gave birth to a beautiful angel bethany, then three month ago i gave birth to another angel,i turned angry resentful towards my partners child and family as i felt they for some reason had a grudge, anyway a massive fight and i lost them all, my ex partner is a spiritualist, i have also suffered mental problems since turning away from bad things,i have sufferd mental and physical abuse also,here is my prayer,i have given myself to god for good,could everybody pray my children and my ex partners children have not suffered through a result of my warfare and could you ask god to pray for my childrens love and healing,my partners children and familys healing and for my familys healing,as they are all deceased except for a brother who i have drifted apat from and pray evil comes to none of us i thank you so much and god bless and love the innocent children amen xxx
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