Father and maker of all, we pray for the unborn babies and born children. You adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in Your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart, reverence for the work of Your hand, and renew among Your people a readiness to serve, nurture, and sustain Your precious gifts of life. Protect the unborn/born children against the wickedness and snares of the evil one and wicked foe. We pray for the faithful Christian community to seek guidance through Your Spirit to provide assistance to parents and children. And, the unborn are carried by mothers and fathers to term and all children experience the fullness of life. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.