For a respect life Mass, an excellent option for an opening prayer is the
alternate opening prayer for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time:
Let us pray
[for the faith to recognize God's presence in our world]
God our Father,
open our eyes to see your hand at work
in the splendor of creation,
in the beauty of human life.
Touched by your hand our world is holy.
Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us,
to share your blessings with our brothers and sisters,
and to experience the joy of life in your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
We also recommend the texts of the following Masses in the section of the
Sacramentary "Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, in the
subsection "For Civil Needs":
For the Progress of Peoples
For Peace and Justice
Commissioning of the Respect Life