Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you.
Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the fit of life.
Touch with pity the hearts of those women pregnant in our world today who are not thinking of motherhood.
Help them to see that the child they carry is made in Your image - as well as theirs - made for eternal life.
Dispel their fear and selfishness and give them true womanly hearts to love their babies and give them birth and all the needed care that a mother alone can give.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.