Prayer for Life
Eternal Father, Source of Life, strengthen us with your Holy Spirit to receive the abundance of life You have promised. Open our hearts to see and desire the beauty of Your plan for life and love. Make our love generous and self-giving so that we may be blessed with joy.
Grant us great trust in Your mercy. Forgive us for not receiving Your gift of life and heal us from the effects of the culture of death.
Instill in us and all people reverence for every human life. Inspire and protect our efforts on behalf of those most vulnerable, especially the unborn, the sick and the elderly.
We ask this in the Name of Jesus, who by His Cross makes all things new. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Moved by profound concern for the destiny of every man and woman … 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. Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11).
Pope John Paul II