Your Word tells us that no matter what temptation may come to us,
You are faithful and never allow us to be tempted beyond our strength.
The Power of your Spirit can set us free from any temptation,
That we may avoid sin and remain faithful to You (cf. 1 Cor. 10).
Your Word teaches us that You, O God, tempt no one,
But that we are enticed by our own desires.
Your Word also declares,
“Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation,
for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life
that he promised to those who love him” (James 1).
We thank you, Father, for these promises,
And we pray today for those tempted to have abortions.
Lord, by the power of your Spirit,
Free them from the fear and despair that leads to this temptation.
Through the presence of the pro-life community,
Free them from the feeling of isolation that increases this temptation
And makes them think that the only person there to help them
Is the abortionist.
Lord, bring new strength to your people.
Bless moms and dads who are afraid to be moms and dads,
And grandparents who are afraid to be grandparents.
May your Holy Spirit give them new courage,
New insight into the beauty and adventure of welcoming life,
And new conviction that you never entrust us with a child
Without at the same time providing us with every grace necessary
To welcome, protect, and nurture that life.
Send the Holy Spirit of love,
That His own love will fill your people,
Enabling them to love, welcome, and protect the unborn,
And build a society where they are recognized as equal in dignity to everyone else.
By the power of your Spirit, Father,
Free us from temptation,
Free us from sin,
And free our whole world from the evil of abortion.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life