Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Prayer for Life!

As we grow closer to the election it is so important that we continue to pray! Let's pray in a particular way for a culture of life to flourish in our Nation! Let's pray that God continues to bless us and our families with a nation that is just and good. Here is a prayer from Pope John Paul II:

How precious is Your love, O God!…
For with You is the fountain of life,
and in Your light we see light.

Psalm 36:8, 10

Jesus proclaims that life finds it center, its meaning and its fulfillment when it is given up … We too are called to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters, and thus to realize in the fullness of truth the meaning and destiny of our existence.

We shall be able to do this because You, O Lord, have given us the example and have bestowed on us the power of Your Spirit. We shall be able to do this if every day, with You and like You, we are obedient to the Father and do His will.

Grant, therefore, that we may listen with open and generous hearts to every word which proceeds from the mouth of God. Thus shall we learn not only to obey the commandment not to kill human life, but also to revere life, to love it, and to foster it.

[Evangelium Vitae, n. 51]

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