Father of life,
You are the origin of every family
And you are the healer
Of every wound.
We know that there is nothing
That destroys the family more than abortion.
It is the greatest destroyer
Of love and peace.
Today we pray for all families,
And in particular for those
Who experience the deep wounds of abortion,
And the division that it brings.
We pray for those whose marriages
Have been broken due to an abortion,
And for those alienated
From parents, siblings, or other relatives.
We pray for those
Who today are alone
Because abortion has taken others
Out of their lives
And out of their families.
Lord, bring hope into their despair
And bring light into their darkness.
Show them the path to healing,
And set them on the road to peace.
And even if their family
Can never be one again here on earth,
Fill them with the hope
Of all who look forward to the world to come,
Where there will be no more death,
No more crying out or pain,
And where you, Lord God of Life,
Will make all things new.
We pray in the Name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone