For the helpless unborn

Heavenly Father, in your love for us,
protect against the wickedness of the
devil, those helpless little ones to
whom you have give 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 womanly hearts to love
their babies and give them birth and
all the needed care that a mother
alone can give.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
your Son, our Lord, who lives and
reigns in the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

Amen.