A PRAYER AGAINST ABORTION: REPENTANCE FOR HAVING DESTROYED LIFE.

Heavenly Father, Almighty God.
I humble myself before your Presence.

Father of life,
Father of all spirits.
I have sinned against You,
I have broken your commandment that says “You shall not kill.”

I repent of my crime,
I admit my guilt
and I ask you to forgive me.
You have said an eye for an eye,
a tooth for a tooth
and a life for a life [Leviticus 24:17-21];
if You look at my iniquities,
I will be lost forever,
but with You is found mercy and love [Psalm 130:2-3].

Lord have mercy on me, a sinner.

Lord you have appointed repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
You have given power to Your Church to forgive sins.
I promise to confess my sins to a Catholic priest **
and I beg you to heal the wounds of my soul.

Heal me O Lord,
purify me from all my iniquities.
Precious Blood of Jesus cover me,
I have shed human blood,
I have destroyed life
and you are life,
now I beg you Lord by the power of your Precious Blood
that You forgive me
and deliver me from my iniquities.

Blessed Mother Mary,
Virgin mother of all the living,
mother of life,
I am your child,
forgive me my sins
and pray for me,
take me into the refuge of your Immaculate Heart
and help me to live God’s commandments.

Mother Mary, you are the mother of that human being that I rejected.
I entrust it to you
and to Your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God,
that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Amen.

** Note: According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, those involved
in abortion are automatically excommunicated. As such, they cannot confess
their sins until such time as their excommunication has been lifted. They
cannot confess to a priest unless the Bishop gave him the faculty to lift an
excommunication that is reserved to a Bishop.

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