Prayer for The Gabriel Project

Dear Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn

You left your Heavenly image on the tilma of Juan Diego with a timeless message of life for all the world.  You carry the baby Jesus in your womb in a graceful posture of loving motherhood— your greatest gift to humanity.  Through your image, wondrous prodigies have flowed—the greatest of which was an end to human sacrifice and the conversion of hearts to God.

Once again, the threat to human life through abortion in these critical times cries out for your motherly intervention.  We consecrate to you and to your son, Jesus, the mission of The Gabriel Project.  Bless and revitalize this life-saving work that seeks to reach every pregnant mother whose fears prevent her from bringing her precious child into this world.  Send us your Spouse, the Holy Spirit, to inspire us, to guide us and to inflame us with the zeal to defend the unborn in a world that has become hostile to life.

Let the conversions we seek begin with each one of us so that by radiating Christ, we may reverse the culture of death into a culture of life, so that we may transform this nation one baby, one mother, and one family at a time.  Allow the words that you spoke to Juan Diego resonate in the hearts of troubled pregnant mothers so they may find in your words the courage to bring their babies into this world:

“Do not fear any illness, anxiety or pain.  Am I not here who am your mother? Am I not your fountain of life?  Are you not in the folds of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms?  Is there anything else you need?”

We thank you, dear Mother, for being with us in a special way today.

Composed by Patsy Gonzalez, Counselor at St. Juan Diego Society Women‘s Center in San Jose, California and Auxiliary Angel for The Gabriel Project of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Patsy’s prayer was composed for the Gabriel Project Conference, which was conducted at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco on September 12,  2009. Below is a photo of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was present during the conference.

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