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
because it is created
in your image and likeness.
Help us to teach by word
and the example of our lives
occupies the first place,
that human life
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
in all its aspects.
Give us the grace...
When the sacredness of life
before birth is attacked,
to stand up and proclaim
that no one ever has the authority
to destroy unborn life.
When a child is described as a burden
or is looked upon only as a means
to satisfy an emotional need,
to stand up
and insist that every child is a unique
and unrepeatable gift of God,
a gift of God
with a right
to a loving
and united family.
When the institution of marriage
is abandoned to human selfishness
or reduced to a temporary conditional arrangement
that can easily be terminated,
to stand up and affirm
the indissolubility of the marriage bond.
When the value of the family
because of social and economic pressure,
to stand up and reaffirm
that the family
not only for the private good
of every person,
but also for the common good
of every society,
nation and state.
When freedom is used to dominate the weak,
to squander natural resources and energy,
to deny basic necessities to people,
to stand up and affirm
the demands of justice
and social love.
give us courage to proclaim the supreme dignity
of all human life
and to demand
itself give its protection.
We ask this in your name,
through the redemptive act
of your Son and in the Holy Spirit.
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