Prayer of Reparation for the Murder and Abuse of Unborn Children

Shenan J. Boquet
May 25, 2021
Reproduced with Permission
Human Life International


Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, You are the unique and indivisible principle of the creation of human life.

From the first moment, each human soul bears Your image. In the eyes of Your Divine Majesty, humanity today is burdened with the unspeakable guilt of the genocide of the unborn, instigated by Satan. "A murderer from the beginning," the evil one is not satisfied alone with destroying nascent human life but inflicts additional indignities by exploiting and commercializing the cells and body parts of murdered unborn children, expanding the culture of death by unimaginable proportions.

Compassionate God, whom we have so grievously offended, help us amend our ways through acts of penance and reparation for the manifold crimes against life. Help us change hearts, minds, and laws to respect, love, defend, and serve human dignity. Help us end the industrial murder of unborn children whose bodies are abused, treated as commodities, scavenged, and denied the respect due to any person. Help us courageously witness to the incomparable worth and sanctity of each unborn child.

Through the hands of Mary, Mother of God, and the intercession of St. Elizabeth and St. John the Baptist, in union with the inexhaustible expiating power of Christ's redemptive sacrifice, I offer to Your Majesty this act of reparation. With a contrite heart and humble spirit, I come before You, O God, and offer You acts of penance and reparation for these sins that cry out to heaven. Humbly hear my supplication and have mercy. Amen.

(Letter from Father Shenan James Boquet)

Dear HLI Family .

I pray you and your loved ones are doing well. Know that you and your intentions are remembered in my prayers during daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. I am truly grateful for all you offer and sacrifice in the service of the Gospel of Life and HLI's mission. May the Lord bless the work of your hands.

As we are keenly aware, the assault on human dignity and the sacredness of human life continues to escalate around the world. The anti-life industry exhausts tremendous resources and propaganda to deny the humanity of the unborn child and hide the truth from the light. A gruesome macabre industry has developed because of abortion - medical and pharmaceutical research and experimentation and the development of consumer products. It is the utilitarian use of people in a sophisticated enterprise, not visible to the human eye, that we must also expose, denounce, and end.

To shatter the lies created by the culture of death, which deny the value, dignity, and rights of a person, particularly the unborn, we must alert the complacent to the inherent value of human life, inform consciences to the truth about human dignity, and activate - recruit - people into the "campaign in support of human life."

We also know that a human force alone will not cast out the darkness of abortion and its repulsive industry and sever the grip of the culture of death. To defeat evil and counteract the culture of death, we need to bend our knees in prayer, do penance, and offer reparation.

After much prayer and reflection and desire to bring greater attention to the plight of the unborn, HLI is inaugurating "A Day of Prayer and Reparation for the Murder and Abuse of Unborn Children." This event will be held annually on the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady, May 31. I humbly ask you and all of HLI's global family to unite in prayer and participate in the Day of Reparation.

Attached is a link to the website announcing the event. It includes the prayer in various languages, as well as my Spirit and Life column that announces the Day of Reparation. Please spread the prayer, inviting as many as possible to join, especially your pastors. If you translate the prayer into your language, we will gladly add it to the website. Please send it as a Word document. The prayer is in PDF format, so that it can be printed and shared. I recommend you visit the website periodically to see any updates and additional languages.

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I will offer Holy Mass on Monday, May 31 at 10:30am in HLI's chapel, keeping these intentions.

Let us pray many will join us. We have notified Catholic news agencies (print, radio, and tv). We have also communicated with many prelates, who have pledged to support the Day of Reparation and prayer.

Again, thank you for your faithful service to the Gospel of Life. I pray very soon that I will be able to once again join you in the vineyard of the Lord, serving life and family.

In Christ,
Father Boquet

Rev. Father Shenan James Boquet
President of Human Life International
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Front Royal, VA 22630
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