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Respect Life Ministry

About our Ministry of Life
March for Life
March for Life Payment
Hope After Abortion
Calendar of Events
Mass for Life
Pregnant? Need Help?
Life Advocacy Day
Priests' Page
Life Advocacy Prayer
Ministry To and With Persons with Disablities
Pastoral Response to Mental Illness
Mental Illness in the Parish
Praying & Offering Help to those at Abortion Clinics
Voter Guides and ''Do's & Don'ts'' of Parish Political Activity
Bishop R. Daniel Conlon's Statement


Life Advocacy Prayer

Gracious and merciful God, we ask that you send your Spirit among us to guide us and direct us in order to inspire all our political leaders to advance the culture of life in their duty to uphold the common good for all the people they serve. You sent your Son Jesus to teach us how to pray, how to serve you in obedience and how to be the people you are calling us to be. You inspire us each and every day to appreciate the gifts you bestow upon us and to use them to change the hearts and minds of all people. The most precious gift you have given us is the gift of life and you call us to be good stewards of all your creation. Help us to cultivate a spirit of prayer and of reconciliation for the lack of due diligence in protecting the most vulnerable among us; the children who are forgotten, abandoned and thought of as an inconvenience to the welfare of societies. Inspire all those in public office to protect the dignity of the unborn and those who are living who are deemed unfit to receive our care. Help us to receive your wisdom so that we know how best to serve you and your people. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.