“I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Dt. 30:19-20).
Lord, we rejoice in Your commands!
You give us the opportunity to freely choose You and serve You!
Your gift of freedom puts our destiny in our own hands.
Lord, to choose life is to choose blessing,
And to choose death is to choose curses.
We have the power to choose either one,
But not the power to change the consequences.
You give us the command
To freely love the children entrusted to our care
And to respect their right to life.
You warn us that to choose abortion
Means to bring devastation not only on them,
But on us.
Your command to choose life
Is a choice of You, Your covenant,
The way of Your commands, Your love, Your peace
And Your gift of salvation and life eternal.
Lord, we choose life today
And we pray that all will do so!
Lord, give us individuals and families who choose life!
Give us a nation that chooses life!
Give us a world that chooses life!
We pray through the One who isv
The Way, the Truth and the Life,
The Resurrection and the Life,
The Bread of Life,
The Author of Life and the Conqueror of Death,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life