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 alone can give.
We ask this through Christ Jesus,
your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever.