“Mobilizing the faithful in a grace filled consecration to promote the love of God and neighbor from the moment of conception to natural death.”

Members participate in four overarching spiritual disciplines to assist in the nurture of their consecration to God and service to humanity and in particular the least. The four spiritual disciplines are: prayer, study, community and apostolic witness. We will consider the first of the four disciplines, prayer.

“Prayer is to the Christian what breathing is to all humanity.” Our union with the Divine, His children and mission through intimate prayer cannot be overvalued. Prayer is the heartbeat and breath of all we do with and for Him. While there is a broad range of prayer and unique interaction of every soul with the Lord, each member of the apostolate is united daily in at least three particular forms of prayer:

1. The Daily Rosary for Life: The rosary is prayed daily with special intentions for the restoration and renewal of the sacredness of life, marriage and the family. Prayers for the peace of the world, the intentions of the Holy Father, and well being of apostolate members, are also included in the Daily Rosary for Life.

2. Prayer of Consecration: “Precious Lord, I consecrate myself to this day so that I might love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and love my neighbor as myself. I promise to live a chaste, obedient and simple life of faith and to nurture these promises through the spiritual disciplines of prayer, study, community and apostolic witness. I ask all this through Jesus Christ, the Author of Life. Amen!”

3. Pledge of Re-Commitment: “I thank God today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of my brothers and sisters. I know I am responsible for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. I know that the most serious tragedy of our day is the tragedy of abortion. Today I commit myself, never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the Pro-life Movement and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all. Amen!”

Other forms of prayer are engaged in or welcomed. Some form of morning and evening prayer is required, along with a minimum of weekly participation in Mass. Devotions such as Eucharistic Adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Contemplative Prayer are encouraged. Again, “ Prayer is to the Christian what breathing is to all humanity.” Pray!

If you have a sense like those participating in the Apostolate, that now is the time for God’s people to unite in a deeper consecration to God and neighbor, especially “the least.” Contact us now and let us discern together your participation in the lay associates of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.