Father of Life and Source of Wisdom,
You care for your sons and daughters
Throughout the generations.
You forgive the sins
And guide the paths
Of all your people.
You give parents the special calling
To give life to their children
And to bring them up in the ways of your Law.
We ask you today to hold close to yourself
All those who have a son or daughter
Who has been involved in an abortion.
Give repentance and forgiveness to those
Who in any way consented to the taking of the life
Of their grandchild.
Give comfort to those who tried to save the life
Of their grandchild
And to those who lost a grandchild Without knowing it.
Give to all grandparents the joy of life,
The Wisdom that comes with the passing of the years,
And the gratitude and trust
That marks your children.
And bring us all to the joys of life eternal.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone