"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

National Prayer Vigil For Life, 2019

17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer. – Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 100


The National Prayer Vigil for Life is an all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. Over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 17, through Friday morning, January 18, 2019.

  • The Opening Mass begins Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m.
  • The National Rosary for Life begins at 8:00 p.m.
  • Night Prayer (Byzantine Rite) begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Holy Hours begin at 11:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18.
  • The Closing Mass begins Friday at 7:30 a.m.

National Prayer Vigil for Life website


Other National Pro-Life Prayer Efforts In January 2019