The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance for abortion, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children."Full relevant section from the GIRM:
Prayer is the foundation of all that we do in defense of human life. Say a short prayer orblessing. Meditate or ask God'sintercession. Devote some time to pray aHoly Hour, or commit to a novena or Stations of the Cross. Special prayers are called for those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, abortion or other cause.
The U.S. Bishops called for pro-life petitions at every Mass in the "Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities." Our Word of Life series is an easy way to do this.
Every January, thousands of pilgrims travel to Washington to pray together for an end to abortion at the National Prayer Vigil for Life. If you can't join us, consider holding your own vigil for the unborn.
There's even a new "Mass For Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life" in the new Roman Missal that can be used on the annual day of penance on January 22.
Everyone can find a way to praise and thank God for the gift of life and to ask for protection for each sacred human life.
Prayer For the Unborn child
Heavenly Father, in Your love for us,
protect against the wickedness of the devil,
those helpless little ones
to whom You have given the gift of life.
Touch with pity the hearts of
those women pregnant in our world today
who are not thinking of motherhood.
Help them to see that the child they carry
is made in Your image,
as well as theirs, made for eternal life.
Dispel their fear and selfishness
and give them true womanly hearts
to love their babies and give them birth
and all the needed care that a mother alone can give.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever,