May 172009


Today is Defending Conscience and Protecting Life Sunday.

The following prayer is Published by the Respect Life Office

Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Please join us in prayer ….

Heavenly Father, Source of all life,

we know that even in our darkest moments

you are with us.

We pray that you will give us

new life and renewed courage

so people of life will continue to grow in love.

Awaken in us all

a new reverence and respect for all life,

especially for those yet to be born into the world.

Help us to encourage and support

all Mothers and Fathers,

particularly those facing difficult pregnancies.

Move the hearts of all our politicians to protect

the weakest and most defenceless entrusted

to their care, especially unborn children.

Guide and protect all those in the caring professions;

grant them your wisdom and peace

as we work together with all people of good will

to build a new civilisation of truth and love.

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