Introductory Prayer for Each Decade of A Pro-life Rosary
(Note: Priests for Life is grateful to the anonymous author of
these prayers for sharing them with us.)
The Joyful Mysteries
May all mankind respond to the grace of God. We pray we will always
accept the will of God as Mary accepted the will of God, in faith and obedience.
We ask that all pregnant mothers may feel the peace and love of Our Lord and
embrace the new life within them.
May we always respond to mothers and mothers-to-be in love and faith as
Mary did when she went to help Elizabeth, who also was with child. May our
example of love by our presence here encourage both men and women to choose
We pray that we always see the Infant Jesus in every child to be born,
and that every mother approaching an abortionist will feel Your love, Lord and,
consequently, choose life. From the time Jesus began His journey on earth to the
day He gave His life for our salvation, He showed us how to pray and love
others. May we be there for expectant mothers in their time of need with prayer
As Mary and Joseph showed obedience to Jewish law, let us be obedient to
God's law and always respect life at every stage of development from conception
until natural death. Give us the strength to speak out in defense of these small
babies about to be aborted.
The Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple
As Mary and Joseph rejoiced after finding Jesus in the Temple, let those
who have been lost to God be found. Lord, even as a small boy, You showed us
that we too must be about Our Father's business. We pray we will always be
willing to help those who have become lost.
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The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
"Could you not watch one hour with Me?" Our Lord asked of his apostles in
the garden. Give us the strength to watch and pray one hour for those about to
die. Let our presence here give mothers the strength to choose God, and choose
The Scourging at the Pillar
As Christ was scourged, His skin was torn. The pain was like a thousand
knives. How like the pain of an abortion. By Your suffering, Lord, we ask that
these babies be saved from a terrible death. Let all mothers feel the love You
have for each of them.
The Crowning with Thorns
As the soldiers mocked You and crowned You with thorns, You loved them.
Give us the strength and wisdom, Lord, to follow Your example. Let us not fear
what others say. Let us follow only Your word. Let us love and care for all
people. We ask for an increase of the gifts of humility and spiritual courage.
The Carrying of the Cross
May all mothers know that no matter how heavy their cross seems to be,
that You are there Lord, helping them carry it. May every mother knows that as
You fell three times, You are there for them, when they fall. You will lift them
into Your arms. You are there with each child carried in the womb.
Lord, we ask to always remember Your words: "Father, forgive them for
they know not what they do." Give us the grace to pray for those who reject You.
Let us never turn away from those in the abortion industry. Let us be Your
disciples and pray for their conversion as well as our own.
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The Glorious Mysteries
Our Lady, Queen of all Saints, we pray that Our Lord will bless and take
to heaven the souls of the slaughtered unborn infants, that after their terrible
suffering, they may see the wondrous face of your Son there awaiting them.
As we follow the example of Our Lord each day, we hear His words: "Know
that I am with you always, even to the end of the world." We pray that we will
always have the courage to be disciples of Jesus and show His love for all
people by standing here in defense of life. We pray that all mothers feel the
presence and strength of Our Lord each day.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Give us strength and courage, O Holy Spirit, to follow the example of the
apostles. Though they were fearful, You filled them with faith and courage.
Jesus, through Mary, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, we pray for a New Pentecost
today, that all mothers will be filled with the fire of Your love and the faith
to accept Your Will.
Most chaste and gentle Mother, be always our model for purity and
humility. Mary, most pure and gentle virgin, let us desire only the will of the
Father. Help us not to seek rewards on this earth, for Heaven is the greatest
reward. We seek only to dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of our life.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, we pray that all will come to
honor your request to make daily reparation for the sin of abortion which so
greatly offends your Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart of your Divine Son.