A Novena for Life


#1

Having approximately the right number of days before FOCA goes before Congress, our priest asked us at mass today to start a Novena of Masses, Rosaries, fasting, or Holy Hours in Eucharistic adoration to Our Lady of Guadalupe beginning today, Jan. 11th that, by God’s Mercy, this legislation may not pass and that the President may have a change of heart.

I encourage you to join us.


#2

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I’ll pray along with you.


#3

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thank you for pointing us to Jesus your son.
The only Savior and Hope of the world
Renew our hope in him that FOCA will not pass into law
So the life of the unborn child will be out of danger of abortion
O Holy Mother of Guadalupe
Lead us to the way when abortion will be a sad, past chapter
in our history.
Keep us close to Jesus, the life of the world
Who is Lord forever and ever.
:amen:
:crossrc: :highprayer: :highprayer: :highprayer: :gopray2:


#4

I was going to post this in a new thread until I saw your thread and it is the same thing. This is what I got in an email an I hope and Catholics and non-Catholics will all join in prayer these next nine days and in fasting to stop FOCA.

Novena request start Jan.11

If you are opposed to abortion then there is bad news on the horizon. For those of you who do not know, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is set to be signed if congress passes it on January 21-22 of 2009. The FOCA is the next sick chapter in the book of abortion. If made a law then all limitations on abortion will be lifted which will result in the following:

        1) All hospitals, including Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions upon request.   If this happens Bishops vow to close down all Catholic hospitals, more then 30% of all hospitals in the United States. 

        2) Partial birth abortions would be legal and have no limitations.

        3)  All U.S. tax payers would be funding abortions.

        4) Parental notification will no longer be required.

        5) The number of abortions will increase by a minimum of 100,000 annually.

        Perhaps most importantly, the government will now have control in the issue of abortion. This could result in a future amendment that would force women by law to have abortions in certain situations (rape, down syndrome babies, etc) and could even regulate how many children women are allowed to have.

        Needless to say this information is disturbing, but sadly true. As Catholics, as Christians, as anyone who is against the needless killing of innocent children, we must stand as one. We must stop this horrific act before it becomes a law.

The Plan :
To say a novena ( 9 days of prayer ) along with fasting starting on January 11th. For Catholics, the prayer of choice will be the rosary with intentions to stop the FOCA. For non Catholics, I encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions, also for nine consecutive days. The hope is that this will branch and blossom as to become a global effort with maximum impact. We have very little time so we all must act fast. Just do three things:

        1) Pass this letter to 5 or more people

        2) Do it in three days or less

        3) Start the novena on January 11th and pray for nine consecutive days. (please also fast for at least two days during the novena)

        **Remember that with God all things are possible and the power of prayer is undeniable.  If you are against the senseless killing of defenseless children then the time is now to do something about it!**

May God bless you all!!


#5

Jesus in the first place, please help to ensure that children are not conceived in situations where they will be endangered.
Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#6

Praying very hard for your intention!


#7

prayer said.:amen: :amen:
:gopray2: :highprayer: :highprayer: :highprayer: :crossrc:


#8

Jesus in the first place, please help to ensure that children are not conceived in situations where they will be endangered.
Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#9

Most gracious Virgin,
You who are Immaculate Purity,
You said to saint Juan Diego…
“Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."

Pray for us
You have protected us,enfolding us in your mantle.
Show us once again that you are our mother.
For the glory of God obtain for us this great grace of which we are so undeserving…
Repentant hearts
An end to the culture of death
That we will return to God
Amen
:gopray2: :highprayer: :highprayer: :highprayer: :crossrc:


#10

:highprayer: :crossrc:


#11

Jesus in the first place, please help to ensure that children are not conceived in situations where they will be endangered.
Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#12

I hope that there is another thread or more theads on prayers for Novena’s for Life or to stop FOCA for not many have signed on here.

Someone emailed me this and I just watched it on youtube. It is great. Its title is Going the Distance for Life.

youtube.com/watch?v=_cwYKnVgITs


#13

Jesus in the first place, please help to ensure that children are not conceived in situations where they will be endangered.
Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#14

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Jesus in the first place, please help to ensure that children are not conceived in situations where they will be endangered.
Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#15

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