We are excited to announce that the next novena we will pray is the Christmas Novena!
This was the very first novena we ever prayed through Pray More Novenas — and that was three years ago. At the time, we didn’t have very many people subscribed to pray with us… And now, there are more than 76,000 people praying with us!
We have prayed for the same general intention each year that we pray this novena, and that’s for an end to abortion.
There is no better time than to reflect on the most vulnerable of this world than during Advent and Christmas when we prepare for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, who comes to us as a small baby.
As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said a few Christmases ago:
“The Son himself is the Word, the Logos; the eternal Word became small — small enough to fit into a manger. He came a child, so that the Word could be grasped by us. In this way God teaches us to love the little ones. In this way he teaches us to love the weak. In this way he teaches us to respect children.
“The child of Bethlehem directs our gaze towards all children who suffer and are abused in the world, the born and unborn. Towards children who are placed as soldiers in a violent world; towards children who have to beg; towards children who suffer deprivation and hunger; towards children who are unloved. In all of these it is the Child of Bethlehem who is crying out to us; it is God who has become small who appeals to us.
“Let us pray that the brightness of God’s love may enfold all these children. Let us ask God to help us do our part so that the dignity of children may be respected. May they all experience the light of love, which mankind needs so much more than the material necessities of life.”
We will pray for an end to abortion, for greater respect for the dignity of human life, and for the Gospel of Life — the heart of Jesus’ message — to become greater and more alive in all of our hearts.
We hope you will join us in praying this Christmas Novena, and that you will share it with all of your friends & family!
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