You have revealed yourself as the Father of all peoples,
And have taught us that we are all of one family,
United by an equal human dignity.
We come before you today
Deeply aware of the wounds that have been inflicted
On our brothers and sisters in the Black community.
We pray for healing of the long historical mistreatment
That this community has endured, A
nd we pray for protection today
From the efforts of the abortion industry
To continue that mistreatment.
Lord, enable your people to rise up
And resist the efforts of those who would promise advancement
At the cost of the lives of our children.
Strengthen our families,
Deepen our resolve to say Yes to life,
And heal the wounds abortion has brought to our families.
Grant that the Black Community, and all communities,
May enjoy the freedom that comes
When every human life is respected and protected.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone