Prayer is one of the most important ways you can help us build a Culture of Life in Austin. Please consider becoming a prayer partner for The John Paul II Life Center. Add a prayer of your own to our Prayer Book or pray one of the prayers below. You are also invited to visit our chapel to pray. Thank for your support!
Prayers for Life
O God, our Creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. Help us to cherish our children and to reverence the awesome privilege of our share in creation. May all people live and die in dignity and love. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who fail to love, and give them peace. Let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity and morality. Amen.
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life. Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives, and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.
–Excerpt from Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae (Gospel of Life) 1995
Our Lady of Guadalupe, we turn to you, the protectress of unborn children, and ask that you intercede for us, so that we may more firmly resolve to join you in protecting all human life. Let our prayers be united to your perpetual motherly intercession on behalf of those whose lives are threatened, be they in the womb of their mother, on the bed of infirmity, or in the latter years of their life. May our prayers also be coupled with peaceful action, which witnesses to those who are fearful and bring light to those who are blinded by sin. Encourage those who work to build a Culture of Life; help them to walk closely with God and to give voice to the cry of the oppressed, in order to remind our nation of its commitment of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people. O Virgin Mother of God, present our petitions to your Son and ask Him to bless us with abundant life. Amen.
Pro-life Rosary Prayers
Novena for the Protection of the Unborn
Novena to St. Gianna Molla