Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Novena for Life: Day Three

God, + come to my assistance.
--Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
--As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

John 6:35

Jesus said to the crowd, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."


Imagine never being hungry ever again. No hunger of the stomach. No more hunger of the heart. No more hunger of the soul. Only in Jesus, in eating his Body and drinking his Blood, can we find such food. Let us pray today for all mothers and fathers of little babies, still in the womb. May they be nourished with the Body and Blood of Jesus, so that the little life within them may share in the gift that removes all hunger and meets every human need.

On all new mothers,
--Lord, have mercy.
On mothers who are alone,
--Lord, have mercy.
On mothers unemployed,
--Lord, have mercy.
On mothers addicted,
--Lord, have mercy.
On mothers who are abusive,
--Lord, have mercy.
On young mothers who are afraid,
--Lord, have mercy.
On mothers who are in pain,
--Lord, have mercy.

God our loving Father,.
grant wisdom to those who govern us,
compassion and courage
to those who work to defend human life,
and safety and care to every human being.
For you alone who formed us in our mother's wombs,
and who call us home to heaven,
are God, for ever and ever.

Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street NE, Washington DC 20017-1194
Phone 202.541.3070
Copyright 2001 by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


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