Suggested Petitions for the General
on the Sundays and Feast Days of the Liturgical Year
General Respect Life petitions for any day:
That the leaders and members of the Church my fulfill with joy their calling
to proclaim, celebrate, and serve the Gospel of Life, we pray to the Lord…
That the Church, the People of Life, may bear joyful witness that each human
life comes from God, belongs to God, and is meant to return to God, we pray to
That the Church, called to a preferential option for the poor, may always
speak up for the unborn child, the most defenseless of God's children, we pray
to the Lord.
For the holy Catholic Church throughout the world, that she may carry on her
mission of life with faith and joy, we pray to the Lord...
That those ordained to proclaim the Gospel may never hesitate to speak up for
the victims of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia, we pray to the Lord…
That children still on their way to birth may be welcomed and protected
rather than feared and rejected, we pray to the Lord.
That artists, authors, and performers may use their talents to speak up for
the unborn and for all the voiceless and defenseless among us, we pray to the
That Court decisions which permit the destruction of innocent life may be
resisted and ultimately reversed, we pray to the Lord…
In thanksgiving for the many children who have been saved from abortion
through the efforts of the pro-life movement, we pray to the Lord…
That all people may avoid the temptation to solve their problems by resorting
to violence, particularly against the most vulnerable human lives, we pray to
For a change in laws, policies, and attitudes that discriminate against and
marginalize unborn children, we pray to the Lord…
That in spirit of welcome taught by our Lord, we may embrace the poor, the
unborn child, the sick and dying, and those on death row, we pray to the Lord…
That mothers who are pregnant but afraid of their motherhood may, with the
help of the Church, find the courage and strength they need to give life, we
pray to the Lord.
That those who are tempted to have their children aborted may find in the
Christian community the wisdom and resources to protect the new lives that have
been entrusted to them, we pray to the Lord.
That we may unite all our choices with the will of God, and there find our
true freedom and fulfillment, we pray to the Lord.
That God may protect all unborn babies, and keep them safe from the scourge
of abortion, we pray to the Lord...
For all women who have had abortions, and for those who feel tempted and
afraid, we pray to the Lord...
For all mothers and fathers of aborted children, that they may find the road
to healing and peace, we pray to the Lord…
That God may bless all doctors and nurses, and help them use their skills to
heal and foster life, and never destroy it, we pray to the Lord...
That all medical professionals involved in the practices of abortion,
infanticide, and euthanasia, may experience conversion of mind and heart and
cease these activities, we pray to the Lord…
For all elected officials, that they courageously advance the protection of
vulnerable human life, we pray to the Lord...
For all who work in the pro-life movement, that they move forward with haste
to the great day of victory, we pray to the Lord...
That God strengthen all pro life advocates who suffer ridicule, rejection, or
imprisonment, we pray to the Lord...
That nations may heed the call of the Holy Father to use means other than
capital punishment to protect society from crime, we pray to the Lord…
That God may bless the mission and resources of the thousands of pregnancy
assistance centers in our nation that provide alternatives to abortion, we pray
to the Lord…
That the Spirit of Wisdom may fill all those who counsel parents who are
tempted to abort their children or who have already done so, we pray to the
That by our presence and care for the sick and dying, we may bear witness
that every life has value and that no life is worthless, we pray to the Lord.
That the sick who are tempted to depression may experience the care of the
Christian community and the courage to find God in their suffering, we pray to