Pray for Charlie Gard and his Family

Charlie Gard

Brothers and sisters,

Below you will find a prayer you can say for Charlie Gard, the child in England whose parents are being denied the opportunity to care for him in his terminal illness.

Please use the form below to let us know you are saying this prayer, and to leave your words of encouragement for Charlie's parents.

Below you will also find the statements of support issued by Pope Francis and by President Trump.

God bless you!

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Watch Fr. Frank's facebook message: 

Please help Charlie Gard

When courts and countries circumvent parental rights (by Fr. Frank Pavone, The Washington Examiner, July 8, 2017)

What’s Happening To Parental Rights? (by Janet Morana, The Daily Caller, July 7, 2018)

President Trump: If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so.Pope Francis: “The Holy Father is following with affection and emotion the situation of Charlie Gard, and expresses his closeness to the parents. He prays for them, wishing that their desire to accompany and care for their own child to the end will be respected.”  -- Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, July 2, 2017



As Pope Saint John Paul II proclaimed,
"Life is always a good."

Even when beset by illness,
Human life always reflects your image
And manifests your glory, O Lord.

We pray for every life,
And especially for those children
Who are most vulnerable --
First, the children yet in the womb,
And then the newborn children
Whose lives may hang in the balance.

In particular, Lord,
We pray for Charlie Gard and his family.
You have created him,
And despite his serious illness,
You continue to shower him with your love.

Protect his life
And enable us to give him the care he needs.
Defend his family,
And their right to care for him
In the way they see fit.

Bless and protect every vulnerable life,
And strengthen every family,
And bring us all to a culture of life.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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