Prayers go out to all who have lost a child – whether it be to an illness, accident, murder, suicide, natural disaster, miscarriage, or abortion. And, in a very special way, prayers go out to all mothers who have lost a child through adoption, which can feel like a death when you say goodbye to your baby, even though you made a beautiful decision and gave life to your child.
May God hold you all in the palm of His hand, and give you His love, grace, peace, forgiveness (for abortion) and comfor
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the Divine power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day.
I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.