By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager
This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Prayer.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...” -Jeremiah 1:5
On Saturday, January 22nd, people worldwide will come together to observe the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.
This annual observance, which also marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is known “as
a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” (1)
With all of the national conversations and media attention focused on the right to life occurring today, now more than ever, we all need to pray for the unborn.
A Prayer Affirming Life (2) God, you are Creator of Life. You have blessed men and women with the privilege of bringing new life into the world. You have imparted in our hearts the desire to nurture and protect life at all its stages. I accept these gifts as a sacred trust. Through the power of the Holy Spirit help me to affirm the value of life. Grant me the wisdom and courage to speak out and defend human life. Give me compassion so that I may lovingly counsel those who would reject the gift of life, which is the reflection of Your image and likeness. Amen.