A Sad Day In Our Nation's History
Many who have committed this sin and have repented will express their regret publicly; these brave men and women speak for all of us who have received God's healing and mercy.
The Church calls for this day to be a Day of Penance, and so it should be. Those of us who work for life need to make reparation for those who do not.
Make no mistake; our country is in serious trouble on many levels. God is not pleased with us as a nation! We need to beg for His mercy and pray and fast for the conversion of this country.
So as we mourn the loss of so many of our children, let us not lose hope, but continue to pray, fast and speak out for life wherever and whenever we can.
Twenty~one years ago when I took the life of my own child, I never thought I would regret that decision. By God's grace I do. I am living proof of how God can change a heart and a life and there are many more just like me.
Pray for the end of abortion, pray for those who will contemplate abortion, and pray for those still in need of healing.
*Fr.Richard John Neuhaus' speech, We Shall Not Weary,We Shall Not Rest can be read at First Things. Father gave this speech at the National Right To Life Convention 6 months before he died.
Prayer to the Author of LifeFather of us all, Author of all life,
I thank you for my life and the appreciation of it. Please help me to always respect the lives of all your children, from conception to natural death. Let your Spirit enlighten the minds and open the hearts of those who do not fully respect all human life according to your will. Where there is remorse, grant peace to all women and everyone affected by past abortions. Lighten the burdens of all women with problem pregnancies. Bring adoption of a Human Life Amendment soon. Thank you, Father.
Prayer For MothersFather in Heaven,
We thank you for the gift of life.
Grant that all mothers who give birth may welcome their babies with love.
But if some mothers feel they are unable to raise their babies, grant that they may be compassionate toward the life which You have given and not destroy it before birth.
To those children who have been wantonly deprived of earthly life grant whatever happiness to which they are entitled, and to the mothers who have denied them life in this world, grant Your merciful grace of repentance and reconciliation with our Savior so that they may obtain eternal life in the next!
With ecclesiastical approval
Most Rev. Romeo R. Blanchette, D.D.