Your presence in us
Brings about the fruits
of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
Generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
As we fight against the forces of abortion,
And face the reality of this evil,
We feel righteous anger.
We do not ask you to remove that anger from us,
But to prevent it from controlling us.
O Holy Spirit, may we
Submit that anger to you
And allow you to guide us
To concrete, positive action on behalf of the unborn.
As we face the hatred of the other side,
And the ridicule of those who oppose us,
We ask that as we adhere to the truth without compromise,
We may always present that truth with kindness and compassion.
May our words and behavior manifest You, the Spirit of God.
May our faithfulness always live together with our gentleness.
May our generous service of the unborn
Always be filled with that peace and joy
Which only You can give,
And which nobody can take away from us.
Give us, O Holy Spirit, the fruits of your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life