This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“He will free them from oppression and violence, for their blood is precious in his sight” (Psalm 72:14).
Reflection: This psalm foretells the Messiah and describes the effects of his coming. The Messiah holds the blood of human lives as precious, and therefore he brings an end to oppression and violence. He is on the side of the helpless.
Prayer: Lord, as the blood of all my brothers and sisters, especially the oppressed, is precious to you, so let it be precious to me. May we praise you, the God who sets us free from violence, and cooperate with your grace to free the oppressed. Amen.