Hello everyone. Today is Saturday, the day of the week which traditionally, we as Catholics honor Mary, our Blessed Mother. Today, I am posting a prayer in her honor composed by Blessed Pope John Paul II. His prayer beseeches her intercession to bring about the end of abortion and the culture of death. This Monday, hundreds of thousands of Pro-Life advocates – everyone from statesmen and businessmen to stay-at-home parents and young people – will gather at Washington D.C. to protest Roe vs. Wade and petition the government respect all Human Life for the moment of natural conception to the moment of natural death. Let us, together with Blessed Pope John Paul II, petition Holy Mary for the bringing about of the Culture of Life and that the efforts of all who work to do this will be successful.
Prayer for Life
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: 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 civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.
– Blessed Pope John Paul II Evangelium Vitae, 1995
Thank you for praying with me, to honor our Blessed Mother and please do not forget to offer up little acts of love to her on this her special day.