“The Family That Prays Together Stays Together” is a popular message of Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, the founder of Holy Cross Family Ministries who was best known as the “Rosary Priest.” Praying the daily Rosary together as a family whenever possible is a wonderful practise.
A Canadian Eucharistic bishop coined this message: “The Family That Adores Together Is Happy Together.” This is so true. All families are invited to make holy hours and visits before the Blessed Sacrament together and individually. One adoration chapel has an extended family covering many of the daily hours of Eucharistic adoration.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Mother of Life and the protectress of precious unborn children. She can also be invoked for the protection of precious unborn adoration sites that are in the mind of God already. She appeared miraculously on the coat of St. Juan Diego in Mexico, that has been preserved to this day.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe is pregnant. Our most pure Blessed Mother, conceived without original sin, was the First Tabernacle and the First Monstrance of the Word made Flesh, Jesus. God chose to remain and truly dwells with us in the Blessed Sacrament on earth in every Catholic Church in Canada and throughout the world.
For pro-life, pro-family, pro-chastity/purity, pro-modesty efforts to be successful and effective, they need to be grounded in and supported by intense and unceasing prayer.
Fr. Jim Whalen of Priests for Life Canada started a perpetual adoration chapel in his parish. He wrote this article “Adoration: Radical Life Transformation” for the Priests for Life newsletter on building a Eucharistic Culture of Life:
Vigils of prayer and days for Life can also take place in our churches. God has the power to convert hearts and minds to become pro-life and stop murdering and doing evil. God will defeat anti-life principalities and powers of darkness and send them back and into hell. Many would rather pray on the front lines in adoration in a safe church. Even pro-lifers who do like or feel called to stand on street corners, should pray before they set out in order to be protected from all the evil that is out there. This can be done at any parish or one with an existing adoration chapel. Ask the pastor to allow a vigil with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and have the pro-lifers Sign-Up for specific hours of prayer.
As souls fall into error and sin, spiritual activism is needed to build a Eucharistic Culture of Life. Let us pray that Our Heavenly Father will protect all from being led into temptations against Life and Love: “Lead us not into temptation”. We pray that all will be open to life and uphold the 5th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Murder.
Jesus told St. Faustina that every time a soul goes before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, an increase of God’s goodness, grace, love and mercy is poured out upon every soul. Tremendous power is released through Eucharistic Adoration to touch hearts and enlighten minds to respect, protect and defend life from it’s beginning at the moment of conception until natural death. Life, Love, Family and marital relations are sacred.
“A Holy Hour for Life: Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament for the Gospel of Life” by the US Bishops:
“Sisters of Life Increasing Eucharistic Adoration”:
A Eucharistic Siege of Jericho can take place before the Monstrance or Tabernacle. The Battle of Lepanto was won through praying the Rosary. Mary’s Immaculate Heart, perpetually united with and in the Heart of Jesus, will triumph. We can get on our knees for a while if possible, and pray in adoration for the protection of the unborn, the elderly, those tempted to commit suicide and the vulnerable.
A weekly international holy hour for life that can be listened to Online:
Above is a photo of an huge annual outdoor Eucharistic Procession in the streets of Quebec, led by a local bishop. Required city permits, police involvement where applicable etc. would be arranged in accordance with government legislation.
For success in pro-life endeavours, vigils with the following have been done: Eucharistic Adoration and processions with the Blessed Sacrament; celebrate and have Masses offered; use sacramentals; exorcism where necessary; display images of Our Lady of Guadalupe; pray the Rosary, novenas, chaplets; recitation of deliverance prayers and fasting. See our “Request Masses” page to have Masses offered for pro-life and family intentions.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:
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 power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on us!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada, Foster Father of Jesus Christ, Terror of demons, Most Chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Perpetual Adorer, Pray for us!
All ye Holy Angels and Saints, watch over us and protect us!