In an effort to promote prayer as a response to the abortion problem in this country, The Interim is considering a plan to reproduce different pro-life prayers in upcoming issues.
The purpose of the prayer initiative is simple. In order to come up with a solution to the evil of abortion, we should look to a power higher than our own. While the efforts of activists, political organizers, lobbyists, counsellors, educators and pro-life community shouldn’t look exclusively for a man made solution to the abortion question. This is not to suggest that we downplay the political and social arena in the struggle against abortion. For believers, however, we have a valued weapon at our disposal in prayer. It’s best that believers take advantage of this source of inspiration and comfort in working for positive changes.
Several leaders from all faith groups have indicated the importance of prayer in promoting respect for life and the protection of innocent unborn children. While Campaign Life Coalition emphasizes prayer as part of its daily struggle against abortion, it’s an ideal time to encourage the wider community to do likewise.
The first pro-life prayer in this series comes from the respect Life Program of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario. Consider reciting this prayer as one-way of bringing an eventual end of the great problem of abortion in our society.
Prayer for Reverence for Life
Almighty God, giver of all that is good, we thank you for the precious gift of human life; for life in the womb, coming from Your creative power, for the life of children, making us glad with their freshness and promise, for the life of young people, hoping for a better world, for the life of people who are disabled, teaching us that every life has value, for the life of the elderly, witnessing to the ageless values of patience and wisdom.
Like Blessed Mary, may we always say “YES” to Your gift. May we defend it and promise it from conception to its natural end. And bring to us at last, O father, to the fullness of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.