View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Archbishop Dolan, Knights, Sisters start National Prayer Campaign for Life a

N.Y. Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, along the Knights of Columbus and the Sisters of Life, have launched a National Prayer Campaign for Life.

The Campaign was announced at a Mass May 3, the tenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal John O'Conner, a staunch supporter of pro-life activities.

The campaign calls for people to recite the following prayer on a daily basis:

Eternal Father, Source of Life,
strengthen us with your Holy Spirit
to receive the abundance of life you have promised.
Open our hearts to see and desire

the beauty of your plan for life and love.
Make our love generous and self-giving so that we may be blessed with joy.

Grant us great trust in your mercy.
Forgive us for not receiving your gift of life

and heal us from the effects of the culture of death.

Instill in us and all people reverence for every human life.
Inspire and protect our efforts on behalf of those most vulnerable

especially the unborn, the sick and the elderly.

We ask this in the Name of Jesus,who by His Cross makes all things new. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

For more information, go to the campaign site.

There are some folks who can march, hold vigils, lobby, and so on for life. But there are also many good people who can't do so. This gives them another powerful - the most powerful, really - way to work for life.

I believe in the power of prayer. Only through God's power and grace can the hearts and minds of those trapped by the Culture of Death be changed.


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