Mary, the new eve
Sanctity of pre-born life
Just as you know not how the breath of life fashions the human frame in the mother's womb, so you know not the work of God which he is accomplishing in the universe. Eccl 11:5
Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully wonderfully made.
"Rejoice O highly favored daughter! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women." She was deeply troubled by his words. Luke 1:28
"Mary said I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say." Luke 1:36
Wait for the Lord, act courageously; let your heart be strong and uphold the Lord.
Loving Father, help all mothers to follow the example of Mary in doing your will. Aid them in seeing human life as a precious gift from You. Give them a generous spirit.