O risen Lord,
Your body was part of Your power,
rather than You a part in its weakness.
For this reason
You could not but rise again,
if You were to die,
because Your body,
once taken by You,
never was or could be separated from You
even in the grave.
I keep Your most Holy Body before me
as the pledge of my own resurrection.
Though I die,
as I certainly shall die,
it only means that my life
for I shall rise again.
Teach me so to live as one who believes
the great dignity and sanctity
of the material frame
in which I am lodged.
Lord and giver of all life,
help us to value each person, created in love by you.
In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts
to promote the dignity and value
of all human life, born and unborn.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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