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Thursday 23rd May to Friday 31st May
(Feast of the Visitation)

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The Pray for Life Novena is an invitation to join thousands of people across Ireland to pray for the protection of human life.

Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life in Ireland.

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This is an initiative of the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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Day 1

May every expectant mother receive compassionate care and support as she nurtures the life in her womb.

Day 2

May expectant fathers lovingly support the mothers of their children in welcoming new life.

Day 3

May the practice of abortion end.

Day 4

May all unborn children be protected in law and welcomed in love.

Day 5

May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope and healing in Christ.

Day 6

May expectant mothers choosing adoption receive grace and support in embracing this loving option.

Day 7

May civic leaders work for the protection of all human life, in every stage and circumstance.

Day 8

May all who support or participate in abortion experience a conversion of heart to seek and receive the Lord’s boundless mercy.

Day 9

May all who defend life find strength and renewal in the Holy Spirit.

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