Monday, 1 November 2010

Prayers please - for a 16 year old planning to have an abortion!

I am posting this today which I spotted on the Apostolate of the Laity Blog which asks:

Prayers please - for a 16 year old planning to have an abortion on Wednesday 3rd November


I thought it was far more important than anything I could possibly blog today.  

Almighty God, our Father,
you who have given us life 
and intended us to have it forever, 
grant us your blessings. 
Enlighten our minds to an awareness 
and to a renewed conviction 
that all human life is sacred 
because it is created 
in your image and likeness.  
Help us to teach by word 
and the example of our lives 
that life occupies the first place, 
that human life is precious 
because it is the gift of God 
whose love is infinite.  
Give us the strength to defend human life 
against every influence 
or action that threatens or weakens it, 
as well as the strength 
to make every life more human 
in all its aspects.... 


(Adapted from Pope John Paul II's homily of October 7, 1979.)

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