Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life
you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us.
Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life
in our universe.
Gracious God, I pray that with your grace, I and all people will
reverence, protect, and promote all life
and that we will
be especially sensitive to the life
of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly. I pray, too, that all who make decisions about life
in any form will
do so with wisdom, love, and courage.
Living God, I praise and glorify you as Father, Source of all life, as Son, Savior of our lives, and as Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives.
Margaret Johanning, S.S.N.D.
Nihil Obstat: Joseph
Imprimatur: Anthony Cardinal
Archbishop of Philadelphia, June 1994
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Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
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