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.
Mary, Queen of Knights… Pray for us.
Venerable Father McGivney … Pray for us.