A society can be judged by how it cares for its most vulnerable:
the aged, the infirm, the disabled, and the unborn.
the aged, the infirm, the disabled, and the unborn.
Lord God, thank you for creating human life in your image. Thank you for my life and the lives of those I love. Thank you for teaching us through scripture the value you place on life. Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and community. Give me the strength to stand up to those forces that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm, and the elderly. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life. I commit myself to protecting and defending...read more
DAY ONE O most merciful, all gracious and compassionate Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, Son of God: we entreat Thee, most gracious Master: look with compassion upon Thy children who have been condemned to death by the unjust judgment of men. And as Thou hast promised to bestow the Heavenly kingdom on them born of water and the Spirit, and who in blamelessness of life have been translated unto Thee; and Who said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven”—we humbly pray, according to Thy unfailing promise:...read more
Dear God, You give life to all things. Help the delegates to (voters on) ______ keep your commandments without stain or reproach as they await the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the name of him who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, we pray. Amen. (1 Timothy 6:13-15) Father, You called your servant Jesus from the womb. From the body of his mother Mary you named him. You chose him to be a light of the nations so that your salvation may reach to the end of the Earth. Your son Jesus calls your own...read more
Gracious Father, thank you for the mercy you have shown in forgiving my sins and for the peace that comes from being reconciled with you and with your church. O God, you are faithful, and you never abandon those who hope in you. I know that my redemption from sin and death has been purchased at the cost of your Son’s blood. In return for this priceless gift, I resolve today to renew my trust in your unfailing mercy. In times of doubt, when painful memories of past sins threaten to destroy the peace you have given, let the power of your...read more
Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of unborn children, we implore your intercession for every child at risk of abortion. Help expectant parents to welcome from God the priceless gift of their child’s life. Console parents who have lost that gift through abortion, and lead them to forgiveness and healing through the Divine Mercy of your Son. Teach us to cherish and to care for family and friends until God calls them home. Help us never to see others as burdens. Guide our public officials to defend each and every human life through just laws....read more
Father God, My heart is torn apart. I do not understand why this happened to me. I have no strength left in me. I have no consolation in my heart and I cry to you for help, Father. The Bible says that the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Comfort me Lord, because all my dreams are shattered. My hope is lost and I find total darkness in front of me. Lord, help me to bear this agony and the mental stress due to this ordeal and restore to me your joy and peace of mind. I know that your ways...read more
Almighty Father, we come today to this place dedicated to the memory of those precious unborn babies whose lives were cut short because our nation failed to recognize their value and to protect them. We thank you for the beautiful words Our Lord Jesus spoke in His Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” And so we do mourn the loss of so many unborn lives. And yet we find comfort in your love and compassion and in our conviction that Jesus loves the little children. We pray that these victims of...read more
O most merciful, all gracious and compassionate Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, Son of God: We entreat Thee, most gracious Master: look with compassion upon Thy children who have been condemned to death by the unjust judgment of men. And as Thou hast promised to bestow the heavenly kingdom on them born of water and the Spirit, and who in blamelessness of life have been translated unto Thee; and Who said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven”—we humbly pray, according to Thy unfailing...read more
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once...read more
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...read more
For those who are tempted by abortion, that God may plant in their hearts a love for the treasure of life and the strength to protect it; we pray to the Lord. For all doctors, that inspired by their oath to protect life, they may know the grace of repentance, serving others as true disciples of the Gospel of Life; we pray to the Lord. For all nurses, that inspired by the gentle compassion of Mary, the mother of God, they might serve as guardians of life in every moment of its existence; we pray to the Lord. For all hospital administrators,...read more
O God, the Father, bless them. O God the Son, bless them. O God, the Holy Ghost, bless them. O Holy Mother of God, nurture them. O Blessed Saint Joseph, protect them. For all children conceived this day, we thank you and ask your blessing. For all children born this day, we thank you and ask your blessing. For all children baptized this day, we thank you and ask your blessing. For all children confirmed this day, we thank you and ask your blessing. For all children entering school, we thank you and ask your blessing. For all children enrolled...read more