Eternal God, You have revealed Yourself as the Father of all Life.
We praise You for the Fatherly care which You extend to all creation
and especially to us,
made in Your image and likeness.
Father, extend Your hand of protection to those threatened by abortion,
and save them from its destructive power.
Protect also those children who survive abortion
And yet still face the dangers of a heartless abortion industry
That would kill them even outside the womb.
Awaken our nation to this tragedy,
And embolden our lawmakers
To take the action necessary to protect these children.
Father of Life, we take refuge in You.
We know that no matter how strong the forces of death may be,
We can still find in You the endless source of life.
Renew that life in each of us
And make us worthy apostles of the Culture of Life in our day!
Lord, as we proclaim you, may we find you.
As we seek to change the world, may we ourselves be changed.
And as we work to defend life, may we find life eternal.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.