Father in heaven,
You have entrusted us to the care of one another.
Our lives are in Your hands,
And you call us to do our best
To protect one another.
Receive, Lord, my pain and grief
Over my friend’s abortion.
Console her, and console me.
Accept my efforts, although they did not save that life,
And receive that child into your everlasting embrace.
Enable my friend to find the healing and forgiveness you promise
To all those who turn to You in faith.
And enable me, Lord, to be present to my friend,
To provide a sign of your presence
And a channel of your peace.
Make me alert, Lord, to the future opportunities I will have
To save lives from abortion,
And to heal those who are wounded by abortion.
I ask all this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone