Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Praying for Life Year-Round: August 2015

Praying for Life Year-Round
August 2015

May our world leaders work humbly and resolutely for peace and the protection of all human life. 
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be 
If you turn on a TV, open an internet browser, or read the newspaper, you are bound to see a flurry of war, crime, and other acts of violence towards people--especially the most vulnerable in society. It is vital that we turn to God and ask for his love and mercy to fill the hearts of all those involved. May our Lord inspire all world leaders to work diligently to protect all human life.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • Make an act of faith, hope, or love every day this week.

  • Don't push the snooze button tomorrow. Get right out of bed and offer your day in prayer to God.
  • Make a "quiet hour" today or sometime this week, turning off all electronic devices (cell phone, iPod, computer, television, radio, video game system), and retreat to your room. Spend some time in prayer or prayerful reading.
One Step Further 

If the Planned Parenthood news coverage has caused anyone to experience revived trauma from their own involvement in abortion, be assured that any and all persons will be welcomed with compassion and assistance through the Church's post-abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel. If you or someone you know would like confidential, nonjudgmental help, please visit

- July 29, 2015, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap, Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities (full statement)
Image: A mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe decorates a side altar in the Church of Santa Maria della Famiglia at the Vatican. Dec. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

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