This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.100).
Reflection: Prayer is the opposite dynamic of “pro-choice” or “choice to die,” because those erroneous ideas assert the primacy of the individual, while prayer acknowledges the primacy of God. Prayer for life, moreover, does not simply ask God to end the culture of death, but commits us to be active in fighting for the vulnerable.
Prayer: Lord, unite Your people in prayer, in praise and thanksgiving for life, in repentance for taking it, and in supplication for protecting it. Amen.