Heavenly Father, in your love for us, protect us
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,and 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 Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord,
who live and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever, Amen.