WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PROGRAM?
Spiritual Adoption is a precious opportunity for a prayer warrior to allow God to use you to save the life of one of God's beloved children. Participants in the Spiritual Adoption Program pledge to pray for nine months for a baby in danger of abortion. While this child will remain unknown to his or her 'spiritual parent', God knows who the child is. Many people have found that naming 'their child' helps to keep them focused on the reality that their prayers are helping to save a particular baby from the harm of abortion.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
On January 22, 1973, the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision was rendered which legalized abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy. Since that time, more than 50 million babies have died by surgical abortion in the United States alone. Did you know a baby dies by surgical abortion about every 20 seconds in the US?
Spiritual Adoption is one of the forms of opposition to this terrible homicide that we are witnessing.
HOW TO JOIN SPIRITUAL ADOPTION?
Joining Spiritual Adoption is very simple. All you need is to commit to pray a simple daily prayer for nine months for a baby in danger of abortion (you can find the daily prayer below).
Please register using the form below. After the registration we will send you an email with further details. You will also receive a monthly email for 9 months with inspirational information about the development of your adopted child.
HOW TO PRAY?
Begin today by praying the following pledge:
"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Loving God, you see my desire to spiritually adopt an unborn child at risk of abortion. Please help me remain faithful to the daily prayers for the life of this child and his parents. Come Holy Spirit and fill my heart with love for this child. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I offer you this child and ask for special care over him. Amen"
And then continue for 9 months with this simple, daily prayer inspired by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph I love you very much. I beg you to spare a life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion"
(We also recommend offering one decade of the rosary for this intention. If you are already praying the rosary daily, you can simply add the intention to one of the decades.)
For your convenience we have created the "Spiritual Adoption prayer card", which you can download, print and use for daily prayer (click the image on the right side to download).
Also, please consider inviting others to join the program. Print more copies of the card and share with them.