Novena for Ireland’s unborn starts May 16. Join in!


Country will vote May 25 on its Amendment protecting life

On May 25, the Irish will vote on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment, which prohibits abortion and protects life from conception.

Let us pray for the people of Ireland, especially mothers and babies, with this Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Knock.

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Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life.
Help us to see in each child the marvelous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift.

Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives. May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected.

Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death. Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all.

Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature, help us to choose life in every decision we take.
We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity.

Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.
All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us.

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