Prayer for the Victory of Life and Freedom in HHS Mandate Cases
You are the Author of Life and Freedom.
In your Spirit, we have the freedom of the
children of God,
And in your Name, we promote the freedom of all
To seek, embrace, and live the truth of your Word.
In that freedom, Lord, we your people stand
with Life and for Life.
We reject whatever destroys life,
And we refuse to cooperate in what is evil.
At this moment, therefore, when our
government has decided
To force us to cooperate in evil,
We pray for the grace to be faithful to you
And to oppose the unjust laws and mandates
That have been imposed upon us and our institutions.
We pray for the conversion of those in civil authority
Who fail to appreciate the demands of conscience.
We pray for the complete reversal of all policies
That permit the destruction of life
Or coerce the cooperation of your people
In practices that are wrong.
In particular we pray that the cases which challenge
the HHS mandate
May be decided rightly,
And thereby protect the religious freedom of all.
Father, may Your Kingdom come,
And let your people rejoice in the victory of life
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life