USCCB Pray for Life: may 2019

Intention:

Through the intercession of Our Lady, may mothers be daily given the grace to answer their call to sacrificial love.


Prayers:

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be


Reflection:

In Mary, we find the model of motherhood. When the angel Gabriel appeared to her, Mary accepted the invitation to be the mother of God. While the path laid before Our Lady was not an easy one, she chose to give of herself in sacrificial love. As an unmarried woman, her unexpected pregnancy left her vulnerable, and Mary’s “yes” to God would ultimately lead her to suffer at the foot of the Cross.

Mothers are similarly called to give of themselves for the sake of their children. Through sleepless nights and busy days, mothers shelter their children within their hearts, constantly providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in untold ways. In boldly living out their vocation, mothers mirror the sacrificial love of Christ on a daily basis. We pray that Our Lady’s example may strengthen mothers as they labor to build holy families. And may we support all mothers as they nurture the gift of life in our Church and in our world.


Acts of Reparation:

  • Pray a decade of the Rosary for those struggling with infertility, who long to embrace the sacrificial love of motherhood.
  • Fast from sweets (or salty snacks) today.
  • Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for this month’s intention.


One Step Further:

Learn what Pope Francis had to say about mothers in Our Mother the Church and the Gift of Motherhood.


Did you know?

The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This legislation would prohibit infanticide by ensuring that a child born alive following an attempted abortion would receive the same degree of care to preserve her or his life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. Please join us in the Prayer for an End to Infanticide.

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A great prayer for life is urgently needed

 

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is an all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. Over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.



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Abortion Clinic Prayer Vigils

 A prayerful witness to end the atrocity of abortion in America. Our prayers are directed to the unborn, their mothers and fathers, all who promote and carry out abortion, and our nation who sanctions this holocaust. 

Every saturday

-10 a.m.-noon, abortion site located at: 8603 S. Dixie Highway, Kendall 1 Plaza, Suite 102, Miami.
-7-8 a.m., abortion site located at: Centro Calle 8 Shopping Center, 2742 S.W. 8 St., Miami 

First saturday of the month

-8:30-9:30 a.m., abortion site located at: 3829 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.
-8-9 a.m., abortion site located at: 6161 Miramar Parkway, Miramar. 

Second saturday of the month

 -8:45-10 a.m., abortion site located at: 7707 N. University Drive, Tamarac (Meet for 8 a.m. Mass at St. Malachy, 6200 John Horan Terrace, Tamarac).
-10 a.m. to 11 a.m., abortion site located at: 3250 S. Dixie Highway, Miami. 

Third saturday of the month

 -9-10 a.m., abortion site located at: 263 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines 

Fourth Saturday of the Month

 -9 to 10:30 a.m., abortion site located at: 3600 N.W. 79 Ave., Doral. 

Click here for Diocesan Guidelines for presence at an abortion clinic