“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! My very self you knew; my bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, fashioned as in the depths of the earth” (Ps. 139: 13-15).
Holy Spirit, Creator Blest,
At the dawn of Creation,
You breathed over the waters and brought forth
Order out of chaos, and life out of emptiness.
You likewise gave me the breath of life at conception,
And fashioned me in secret,
Hovering over the waters of the womb
And creating every part of my body.
Spirit of Life,
Your wisdom and beauty
Are reflected in the wondrous and unique details
Of every child in the womb.
As you create them,
As you bestow order and life
On every bodily organ and system,v
As you provide oxygen and nutrition in their blood,
And inspire movement long before Mom can feel it,
So keep them safe in Your Mighty Hand.
Protect them, now and always
From any deadly poison or destructive instrument
Of the abortionist.
Holy Spirit, these children belong to You,
And You entrust them to our care.
As modern technology enables us
to see them more clearly than ever in history,
And to even give them medical diagnosis and treatment.
So fill us with an ever greater determination
To keep them safe,
That they too may join us in praising You
For the wonder of their being.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life