02 January 2012

Spiritual Adoption

Having just celebrated the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, this is a good time to take on the "spiritual adoption" of an unborn child in danger of being aborted. Archbishop Fulton Sheen encouraged people to name in their heart an unknown child, and to pray this prayer every day for nine months:

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of [baby’s name] the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”

We know prayer makes a difference. We might not be able to know the specific fruits of our prayers, but God does hear and He always answers our petitions. If you'd like to know more about spiritual adoption, here's a helpful website.