Roe v Wade Anniversary
January 22 is the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision which legalized abortion in the United States. It is designated as the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”. It is a day of prayer and penance.
The March for Life is also usually held on this day. This video explains that you cannot be pro-life without being pro-woman. And you cannot be pro-women without being pro-life. To be pro-life means to fight for the protection of all lives, including women and to stand up for the people brave enough to bring life into the world. To be pro-woman means to value the dignity and worth of each and every woman, from conception to natural death.
Pray for the a conversion of hearts in our nation to value the dignity of each human life in our nation. Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the pro-life cause, pray for us! Help us reverse the Roe v Wade decision.
Resources for the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
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Every life counts: from the beginning to the end, from conception to natural death.Pope Francis
Gift of Life Pro-Life Prayer
Share this traditional pro-life prayer in graphic format to pray for all of those who protect the gift of life, including the unborn, the marginalized, the prisoner, the poor, the immigrant, and all who need defense.
God of all goodness, You have entrusted us with the gift of life. Help us to appreciate the gift that life is. Send your strength to all those who defend life. May Your Holy Spirit touch the hearts of those who are tempted to choose the way of death rather than life. Grant that Your people may always be a sign of love in the world. Amen.
Many people might think the March for Life, held annually on the Roe v Wade anniversary, and the Women’s March have to be in opposition to each other. This video explains that Catholics are both pro-life and pro-woman.
In this prayer, we as the the Holy Spirit to help us reject the Culture of Death and to be committed to promoting a Culture of Life in our nation.
This is prayer is appropriate for anyone impacted by an abortion. Don’t despair! God is still there. He is waiting for you and patiently allows each of us to grieve in our own way.
This prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe is attributed to St. John Paul II. He had a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He first prayed this prayer in 1979 when visiting her basilica in Mexico.
Most Catholic youth are familiar with the rosary, but the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is less well known. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a devotion which reminds us that God is merciful and that we too must show mercy. Pray for mercy on the anniversary of Roe v Wade.