For parents facing an unexpected
pregnancy, that they lovingly accept the precious life God has entrusted to
That the family and friends of
expectant parents might reach out and support them as they prepare to meet
their child face to face.
The Nativity: That the love of the Blessed
Mother and the Christ Child may be a source of strength for every expectant
mother, especially mothers living in poverty, and that they both will be
surrounded by joy and love.
That fathers of young children
will model St. Joseph in devoutly practicing their faith, so that they lead
their children to God by their words and example.
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple:
For all children who have been
lost and forgotten, that they may be led to a place where they are treasured,
protected and loved.
The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan:
That all baptized Christians will
be open to the Holy Spirit and bear witness to the sanctity of life.
The Wedding Feast at Cana:
For all husbands and wives, that
they treasure the priceless gift of married love by generously accepting
children through procreation and adoption.
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God:
That those who pray and work for
greater respect for human life will be guided by the Beatitudes and reveal the
face of Christ to others.
That our world will be
transfigured by the witness of faithful Christians so that all may understand
the priceless value of every human being.
The Institution of the Eucharist:
That through our worthy reception
of the Eucharist and frequent Eucharistic Adoration, Jesus will teach us to
love sacrificially the least and neediest among us.
The Agony in the Garden:
all who are suffering from abandonment or neglect, that compassionate
individuals will come forward to offer them comfort and aid.
The Scourging at the Pillar:
the victims of violence, torture and slavery will be delivered from their
suffering, find healing and know that God is close to them.
The Crowning with Thorns:
the persecution of Christians will end in a new era of tolerance and respect
for the religious freedom and conscience rights of all.
The Carrying of the Cross:
all who labor under burdens that seem too great to bear—due to illness, age,
poverty, cruelty or injustice—that our prayers and aid will lighten their
an end to the death penalty and for the release of all prisoners of conscience
and all who have been wrongfully convicted.
all who have lost loved ones, and especially for parents of a child who was
miscarried, aborted or stillborn, that they will find peace in the promise of
all who struggle with addictions, that through Christ's triumph and ascent into
glory, they may triumph over their temptations, and gain strength and peace.
The Coming of the Holy Spirit:
the Holy Spirit will open the minds and hearts of those who now reject the
Gospel of Life and allow them to be convinced of the truth and goodness of all
that the Church professes concerning human life.
The Assumption of Mary:
mothers who have died at the hands of abortion providers, that they may
experience reconciliation and together with their children know God's peace.
The Coronation of Mary:
all mothers, that they might come to know the wonder of their vocation.