This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day…” (Order of the Mass)
Reflection: Peace is a fragile gift, and a key characteristic of the culture of life. We pray for peace in the midst of every Eucharist, and we work to remove the obstacles to receiving peace. The Lord declared that the peacemakers are blessed. Reverence for life opens the way to peace; truth and justice provide its foundation; relationships of mutual love preserve it.
Prayer: Grant us peace, Lord, as well as the courage to defend life. May government leaders and their citizens rejoice in your peace.