A Sad Day In Our Nation's History


This day in 1973 is the day when this country legalized the brutal killing of its children through abortion. Since then hundreds of thousands of faithful Catholics of all ages have made the trip to Washington DC to show their love and support in the March For Life.
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.

There is always hope. For all of the steps back we seem to take in the cause for life, there also many steps forward. More post~abortive men and women are holding themselves accountable for what they have done and are seeking healing, more of our young people realize the seriousness of this situation and are becoming more and more pro~life and less and less pro~choice. They are the future of our country. More parishes seem to be holding Holy Hours for life. These are just to name a very few.
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 Life
Father 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. 
Amen 


Prayer For Mothers
Father 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. 




Comments

Anne said…
God bless you Karinann. You are beautiful! You are an inspiration and a joy, I am tremendously blessed to know you!
Karinann said…
Anne,
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad God led us to each others' blogs. I too am blessed to know you.
Paul in the GNW said…
Karinann,

Thanks for posting these. And a special prayer for you today. God Bless
Karinann said…
Thanks for the prayer, Paul; good to hear from you.