Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God,
We rejoice in the triumph of your Son Jesus Christ
Over the power of sin.
With you, we declare to the world,
“My spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” (Luke 1:47)
The triumph of Jesus, and the salvation he alone brings,
Is seen in the fact that he preserved you from all sin
From the first moment of your conception.
You, indeed, are “full of grace!” (Luke 1:28)
As the Apostle Paul tells us,
No matter what temptation may come to us,
God will never allow us to be tempted beyond our strength.
But will provide a way out, that we may remain faithful (cf. 1 Cor. 10).
Mary, we ask you to intercede today
For all who face the temptation of abortion.
We know that so many are filled with despair,
And that those who have abortions
Do not do so because of freedom of choice
But because they feel they have no freedom and no choice.
Mary, you know the power of God’s grace
Which overcomes all sin.
Come into their lives,
Turn their despair to hope,
And strengthen their hearts to do what is right.
May they resist the devil, so that he will take flight.
May they welcome the new life
God has entrusted to them.
And may they welcome the Word made Flesh,
Whom you presented to the world
As the source of our Life!
O Mary, conceived without sin
Pray for us, who have recourse to thee. Amen!