“Lord, what is man that you care for him, mortal man that you keep him in mind?... With glory and honor you crowned him, giving him power over the works of your hands” (Ps. 8:5-7).
Lord, we come before You,
Amazed at Your love for us.
You make human life in Your image
And therefore it is sacred.
Human life comes from You,
It belongs to You,
And it returns to You.
As human beings,
We are capable of a relationship with You
By which we know You, love You and serve You,
And will be united with You forever.
O Lord, “You have been my guide since I was first formed,
from my mother’s womb you are my God” (Ps 22:10-11).
The life of each of us,
And of each baby in the womb,
Reveals to the world
Your love and Your glory.
Lord, may we never lose our amazement
At the gift of human life.
May we never lose our reverence
For every life that intersects with our own.
And may we never lose our readiness
To sacrifice ourselves to save the lives of others.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life