Father of life,
How marvelous is your care for us.
You have made us little less than the angels,
And have given us the call to eternal life.
We cry out to you as a wounded people,
Daily carrying the scars
That abortion has unleashed upon us.
We pray in particular for those who have lost siblings to abortion.
We ask you today
To ease any anxiety or sense of guilt they may have.
Lift their minds and hearts to you
And let them know that
You welcome and protect them
With infinite and unconditional love.
Give them the freedom to talk about their loss
And to grieve it with confidence in your healing power.
Strengthen their love for their parents
And unite their families in service to your Kingdom.
Show these sons and daughters of yours
That your love is stronger than death.
Reveal to them your plan for their lives
And strengthen them to live their calling
With faith, eagerness, and perseverance.
May we be witnesses to them
Of the care and welcome you provide for all your people.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone