Heal after abortion through Project Rachel

Published: August 21, 2017

Project Rachel ministers to anyone suffering from a past abortion. There is hope. Healing is possible. Sponsored by the diocesan Respect Life Office, Project Rachel offers support groups that meet for 11 consecutive weeks in September and February each year.

Small groups of six to eight meet in various places in Arkansas, depending on the need. Meeting times and locations are only shared with participants. All communications are strictly confidential. 

Call or e-mail Anne Dierks at (501) 664-0340, ext. 357 for more information in English, or Catherine Phillips at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326 for information in Spanish. To learn more about this ministry, visit the Hope After Abortion website. It offers prayers, testimonials, information on the psychological effects of abortion and other resources to help you or someone you know begin the healing process.

Prayer for Healing

The following prayer was written by Msgr. James Moroney for the Hope After Abortion website. Visit this site to find other prayers related to abortion.

"Eternal Father, source of all mercy and love, out of love for us you sent your Son, and willed that blood and water flow from his side to cleanse us of sin and restore lost innocence. Hear the cry of each woman who mourns the loss of her child to abortion. Forgive her sin, restore her to your grace, and still the terror of her heart with a peace beyond all understanding. Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of all tenderness and our mother, strengthen her faith in you. Give her the consolation to believe that her child is now living in the Lord. We ask this through Christ our Lord, who conquered sin and death, and who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."