A Prayer for Life
we recognize all life as a gift from you.
Open our hearts to your Holy Spirit
and assist us in having a deep respect for all life:
the family, the unborn, youth, the adult,
the sick, the handicapped, the imprisoned, the aged, the dying.
May we be true witnesses to the fact
that all life is precious and has sublime dignity.
Lead our nation and our world to this understanding
so that we may be a people dedicated to the protection
of all your sons and daughters.
We ask this through your Son,
the Word who became flesh and lived among us.