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Prayer & Worship

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Help us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.

Romans 8:26

Within Sacred Scripture, God communicates the salvific reality of our salvation though His only begotten son Jesus Christ. Our lives are intimately bound by the Word made flesh which allows us to embrace the truth of Jesus Christ and the Church founded by Him. We place our trust in this distinctive reality as children of God due to our personal relationship with Him. These actions amount to an act of trust and call us to reflect on whether we truly trust in God or instead trust ourselves. The lack of trust in God can derive from the lack of knowing Him, who is always calling us to Himself. Through an active prayer and sacramental life centered on Christ, we may come to know Our Lord more intimately.

One of the simplest definitions of prayer is a conversation with God. Prayer can be done at any given moment in time and take the form of a blessing, a petition, an intercession, thanksgiving and praise.

Every joy and suffering, every event and need can become the matter for thanksgiving.

CCC 2648

The Pro-Life movement incorporates prayer to thank God for the gift of life, and we ask for His help in protecting the sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception until natural death. “Only with prayer - prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls - will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life" (Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Catholic Bishops).

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Adoration for Life

"Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the 'King of Glory,' respectful silence in the presence of the 'ever greater' God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications" (CCC 2628).

During Eucharistic Adoration, communities come together, join in prayer, and ask God to end the culture of death. If you would like to start Adoration for Life at your parish, please email .

Immaculate Conception
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Every Thursday
2255 North Bonnie Brae Street
Denton, TX 76207
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Most Blessed Sacrament
6:30 PM - First Wednesday (Monthly)
2100 N. Davis Dr.
Arlington, TX 76012
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St. Francis of Assisi
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Every Wednesday
861 Wildwood Lane
Grapevine, TX 76051
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St. Joseph
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Third Friday (Monthly)
1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76017
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St. Philip the Apostle
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Second Monday (Monthly)
5201 Cross Timbers Road
Flower Mound, TX 75022
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Rosary for Life - Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM.

Guided Hour Aid

Spiritual Adoption Campaign

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This prayer was written by Venerable Fulton Sheen to help combat the culture of death. Tasking the faithful with the Spiritual Adoption of an unborn baby, Sheen asked all to recite this simple prayer 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.

Through pairing this prayer with the weeks of an unborn baby’s gestation, parents can incorporate pro-life education and catechesis at home. To learn how to bring this campaign to your parish, please email .

Spiritual Adoption Information
Prayer Card
Spiritual Adoption Timeline
Sample Pulpit Announcement
Images of Gestation

40 Days for Life

Every Fall, for 40 days and nights, the faithful gather for a peaceful campaign, calling on God’s Mercy through prayer and fasting, to end abortion. Hundreds gather to participate and support the dignity of mother and child within their local communities. To learn more and volunteer please visit: prolifefortworth.


"Prayer and the Christian life are inseparable, for they concern the same love and the same renunciation, proceeding from love; the same filial and loving conformity with the Father's plan of love; the same transforming union in the Holy Spirit who conforms us more and more to Christ Jesus; the same love for all men, the love with which Jesus has loved us. 'Whatever you ask the Father in my name, he [will] give it to you. This I command you, to love one another'" (CCC 2745).

Rosary Devotions
Pro Life Patroness St. Gianna Molla

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Theresa Schauf
Respect Life Coordinator

Julie Kiehlbauch
Executive Assistant

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