Novena to Mary, Mother of Life

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Novena to Mary, Mother of Life 2016-12-16T01:07:11+00:00

                             Mary, Mary, Mary, Mother of Life  
                             Mary, Mary, Mary, Mother of Life
                             Mary, Mary, Mary, Mother of Life

                                       We come before you
                                    To Honor and praise you
                                   To thank you for giving us
                                           Jesus the Lord
                                       We come before you
                                    To honor and praise you
                               To thank you for Jesus the Lord *

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.

Meditations
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called
Nazareth to a virgin…And the virgin’s name was Mary.”  (Luke 1:26-27)

Mary, you responded to God’s startling message, delivered to you by Gabriel, with
obedience and abandonment to become the mother of the Messiah.

Mary, help me to follow your example of obedience to the Will of God.

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will cover you
with its shadow.”  (Luke 1:35)

The Spirit of the Eternal love descended upon you as you offered yourself to God.
In the fruit of your womb, Jesus, all wombs are blessed with new life through Him
and become sacred and safe places.

Mary, help me to thank Jesus for the gift of new life.

“And Mary went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered
the house of Zechariah.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting the child leaped in
her womb.”  (Luke 1:39-41)

Mary, you believed the sign of the pregnancy of your cousin, Elizabeth, as God’s
affirmation of His promises to you.  The presence of the Incarnate Word in your
womb prompted the giving of 
sanctifying grace to John the Baptist six months into
the pregnancy of Elizabeth, his mother.

Mary, help me to share Jesus with everyone I meet.

“And she brought forth her only begotten Son.”  (Luke 2:7)

Mary, your grace-filled pregnancy advanced through the various stages until,
with great passionate joy, you gave birth to Jesus the Christ in Bethlehem.

Mary, help me to wait patiently on the Will of God in my life.

“When the time came for her purification according to the law of Moses, they
brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord.”  (Luke 2:27)

Mary and Joseph with total obedience to the law of God, had Jesus circumcised.
Simeon prophesized that a sword would pierce your heart when you surrendered
your Son to the culture of death.

Mary, help me to take up my cross and follow Jesus.

“They found him in the Temple seated among the teachers…”  (Luke 2:46)

Mary, Mother of Life, you carefully nourished the Son of God, your Son until the
time came for Him to fulfill the Will of the Father and declare Himself Messiah.

Mary, help me to be obedient to you, as Jesus was at Nazareth.

The Magnificat
My soul glorifies the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.
He looks on His servant in her lowliness,

Henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy is His name.

His mercy is from age to age,
On those who fear Him.
He puts forth His arm in strength
And scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
And raises the lowly.

He fills the starving with good things,
Sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, His servant,
Remembering His mercy,
The mercy promised to our fathers,
To Abraham and his sons forever.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, 
as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever.
Amen.

The Holy Rosary
Pray five decades of the Holy Rosary for an end to abortion in our country
and in every culture and society throughout the world.  Choose from the
Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious mysteries.

Litany
Mary, Immaculate Conception                      Pray for us
Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate             Pray for us
Mary, Mother at Calvary                                Pray for us
Mary, Mother of John                                    Pray for us
Mary, Mother of mankind                              Pray for us
Mary, Mediatrix of all graces                         Pray for us
Mary, Co-Redeemer with Jesus                    Pray for us
Mary, Mother at Pentecost                            Pray for us
Mary, Mother of the Church                          Pray for us
Mary, Perfect disciple of Jesus                      Pray for us
Mary, Forever alive in Jesus                          Pray for us
Mary, Mother of revelation                             Pray for us
Mary, Mother of the poor                               Pray for us
Mary, Mother of the meek                              Pray for us
Mary, Mother of justice                                   Pray for us
Mary, Mother of the sorrowing                       Pray for us
Mary, Mother of peacemakers                       Pray for us
Mary, Mother of those persecuted for truth     Pray for us
Mary, Mother of Faith                                     Pray for us
Mary, Mother of Hope                                     Pray for us
Mary, Mother of (love) Charity                        Pray for us
Mary, Mother of all virtues                              Pray for us
Mary, Mother of all, born and preborn            Pray for us
Mary, Mother of life in Christ                           Pray for us
Mary, Mother of purity                                     Pray for us
Mary, Mother of chastity                                  Pray for us
Mary, Protector of families                               Pray for us
Mary, Mother of children                                  Pray for us
Mary Mother of youth                                       Pray for us

For those suffering the loss of a child
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For all aborted babies
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

That youth will learn to respect life
Mary, Mother of life, hear our prayer.

For women tempted to abort babies
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For those suffering the trauma of abortion
 Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For the conversion of pro-choice activists
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For the conversion of doctors and nurses who commit abortions
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For the conversion of those who assist in procuring abortions
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For legislators who support and mandate abortions
 Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

That lawmakers will see the truth that a baby in the womb has the right to life
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For legislators to enact laws to protect the dignity of every person from the womb to the tomb
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For men and women of good will to continue to pray and sacrifice for an end to the culture of death
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

That ordained men of God will preach fearlessly against the evil of abortion
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

For the strength within ourselves to defend God’s gift of life no matter the personal consequences
Mary, Mother of Life, hear our prayer.

Let us pray

Mary, Mother of Life, we beseech you to come to our aid, to help us in our hour of need.
You suffered with your Son, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, through His passion.
Now we ask you to be with us, to intercede for us in our efforts to restore a culture of
life and love.  We ask these things through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Pledge
Group Prayer
Mary, Mother of Life, take the merits and graces of the good I do in my life.  Apply it through
the Passion of Jesus to change hearts of death into hearts of love for life.  This gift of my
spiritual and natural talents I give to you to do with as you will, now and eternally, without
conditions or compromises.

I am all yours, my Queen and my Mother, and all that I have is Yours.
Amen.

Individual Prayer
(to be used if the novena is being said privately)
Oh Mary, my Mother, I offer myself entirely to you.  And to prove my filial affection this day,
I offer to you my eyes, my ears, my tongue, my heart, in short, my whole being.
And now, my good Mother, as I am all yours, look after me and protect me as someone who
belongs to you.
Amen.

 

Used with permission from the American Life League.
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