"For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" Eph 6:12
"Without me you can do nothing" John 15:5
"Unless the Lord builds the house those who build it labor in vain" Psalm 127:1

Prayer is the foundation of the prolife movement. While not everyone's state in life allows them to be a full-time foot soldier in the battle, ALL are called take part in the battle against this evil.  Below is a small sampling of pro-life prayers. Please consider becoming a member of Defend Life's Prayer Warriors.


Saint Pio called the Rosary "The Weapon".  The faithful praying the Rosary were instrumental in the victory at the Battle of Lepanto.  To read more about victories attributed to the Rosary.

Priest for Life Prolife Meditations: Joyful Luminous Sorrowful  Glorious
Prolife prayers that can be used for any mystery:
page1, page2 (PDF)

Join the
National Rosary Crusade and the Lepanto 2008 National Rosary Crusade

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Click here for how to pray the Chaplet

Pro-Life connection with Divine Mercy


Spend some time before Our Lord in reparation for the sins of abortion and asking for his mercy and conversion of all those involved. Here's a list of parishes that offer adoration. If none are close by just vist Our Lord in the Tabernacle of any Catholic Church.

Bishop Fulton Sheen's Spiritual Adoption of Unborn baby (download)

Jesus, Mary ,and Joseph,
I love you very much.
I beg you to save the life of the unborn baby
that I have spiritually adopted,
and is in danger
of abortion.

Mary, our Mother in Heaven,
pray for us,
and especially for your little ones
in danger of abortion!   

Father Frank Pavone's "Spiritual Adoption" of Abortion Clinic (download)

Father, all life is in Your care.
You have entrusted us to one another,
that we may show our brothers and sisters
the same love You have for us.
We pray, then, for the least among us,
the children in the womb.
Protect them from the violence of abortion.
We pray for those that are scheduled to die at [
fill in name of abortion mill]
Save them from death.
Give new hope to their parents,
that they may turn away from the
desperate act of abortion.
Grant conversion to the abortionist and to the staff.
Show us how we are to respond to the bloodshed in our midst,
And lead us to the day when this place of death
Will be transformed into a haven of life.
Guard us with your joy and your peace,
For in You, life is victorious.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

John Paul II's Closing prayer of Evangelium vitae (download)

O Mary,
bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life
Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers
of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.

God Our Father, Giver of life,
we entrust the United States of America
to Your loving care.
You are the rock
on which this nation was founded.
You alone are the true source
of our cherished rights
to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Reclaim this land for Your glory
and dwell among Your people.

Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts
of our nation's leaders.
Open their minds
to the great worth of human life
and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Remind Your people that true happiness
is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.

Through the intercession of
Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land,
grant us the courage to reject
the "culture of death."
Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


A Pray Warrior pledges to do the following daily:

  1. Pray for Defend Life and all pro-lfe organizations. That God will bless their efforts and the Holy Spirit will fill them with the gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and Fortitude. A sample of prayers is listed above.
  2. Spiritually adopt an unborn child in danger of abortion. See prayer above.
  3. Spirtiually adopt the abortion mill  See prayer above.
  4. Pray for that month's designated receipent of our prayers.  This person, or group, could need our prayers for strength to continue battling the Culture of Death, or for the repentance and conversion of a promoter of the Culture of Death.  Near the end of the month prayer warriors will receive an email designating the next month's prayer recepient. The recepient will also be listed here as well.
  5. Also, if possible, try to participate in at least one prolife event each month. This could be praying at an abortion mill, working at a prolife table at a fair or helping Defend Life. Here is a great story, from a local prolifer, about the fruits of praying outside an abortion mill.

    February Prayer Recepient:   For the conversion of Barabara Mikulski.

To join, just send us an email.  Note this is a separate email listing than the general Defend Life emails.  This will only be used to send out our monthly notice.