Father of Life,
You have created each person
By your eternal choice.
It was not we who chose you;
It was you who chose us.
You entrust us
To the care of one another,
That the strong may help the weak
And we may serve one another in Your Name.
You call us to rejoice with those who rejoice,
And to weep with those who weep.
Lord, you call us to speak a word of hope
Into the lives of those who are in such despair
That they are tempted to abort their own children.
We pray today for all mothers, fathers, grandparents
And others who experience that temptation,
Not because of “freedom of choice,”
But because they feel they have no freedom and no choice.
Give them the hope and the courage to choose life.
Lord, grant to all your people
The grace to serve these women and men,
And to show them how to love the children God has entrusted to them.
Bless the work of this Center,
That it may be a beacon of hope
And a welcome haven
From the pressures and confusion of the world.
Bless all who will work here,
All who will volunteer,
And all who will support this Center through their generosity.
Bless all who will call or visit this place
Seeking help for themselves and their babies.
Even now, Lord God, give them all the graces they will need to choose life.
Protect this facility from all evil,
Both physical and spiritual.
Send your angels here to bring us the comfort of your presence
And the joy of your Spirit.
And through the work of thousands of centers just like this,
And through the voices of those who make them known,
Transform our society
From a culture of death
To a culture of Life.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.