Prayer in Preparation for the Birthday of Mary

Mary, we honor you today,
As we prepare to celebrate your birth.
You were chosen by God
Who brought you into this world
To be his Mother.

The baby conceived in your womb
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
Is indeed Almighty God,
Begotten, not made,
Consubstantial with the Father.

What better reminder is there
That a mother does not own her child
But rather is entrusted with a precious gift
And is answerable to God
For how they receive and care for that gift.

Convert the minds and hearts of all who think
That the decision for the life or death of their child
Belongs to them.

Bring them the light of Christ,
Who alone is Lord of human life.

And bless and encourage, Oh Mother of God,
All those who are afraid to be mothers.
Bless and encourage all those
Who are afraid to be fathers.
Bless and encourage all those
Who are afraid to be grandparents.

Grant, through your motherly intercession,
That all of them may strongly resist
Any temptation to abortion that may come their way.

Thwart the efforts of those in our culture
Who seek to destroy motherhood
And who sell abortion as though it were something good.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

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