Friday, March 20, 2015

Evangelium Vitae Novena Day 6 - For Legislators

It's been 41 long years since to misbegotten Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions gave our country legal permission to kill tens of millions of unborn children. When a false 'right' is instituted while legislators and judges look the other way, it's time for prolife advocates to pray and put their faith into action. Please join us in praying for all those who represent 'we the people', may they have a godly change of heart in favor of our youngest citizens.

Daily prayer: Pope Saint John Paul II's Prayer to our Lady

O Mary

bright dawn of the new world,

Mother of the living,

to you do we entrust the cause

Look down, O Mother,

upon the vast numbers

of babies not allowed to be born,

of the poor whose lives are made difficult,

of men and women

who are victims of brutal violence,

of the elderly and the sick killed

by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in your Son

may proclaim the Gospel of Life

with honesty and love

to the people of our time.

Obtain for them the grace

to accept that Gospel

as a gift ever new,

the joy of celebrating it with gratitude

throughout their lives

and the courage to bear witness to it

resolutely, in order to build,

together with all people of good will,

the civilisation of truth and love,

to the praise and glory of God,

the Creator and lover of life.

Day 6: March 21 - For Legislators.

In the encyclical Pacem in Terris, John XXIII pointed out that " it is generally accepted today that the common good is best safeguarded when personal rights and duties are guaranteed. The chief concern of civil authorities must therefore be to ensure that these rights are recognized, respected, coordinated, defended and promoted, and that each individual is enabled to perform his duties more easily. EV 71.

Heavenly Father, many today are disillusioned by legislators whose promises come to little once they gain a position of power. Please grant fortitude to legislators that they may maintain their convictions once elected, and the wisdom speak the truth in love to uphold your unchanging laws. Grant them the extraordinary grace to begin to reverse laws which fail to protect the basic right to life of unborn children, the disabled and the elderly. AMEN!