Right now, I don't have the words to express my sadness or to adequately debate the issue, so I'm turning off my computer today and spending the day in prayer instead. My prayers are for unborn children, for women considering abortion, for men and women that carry the pain of past abortions, and for our society at large to accept the sacredness of life. Whether you feel called to silence today or not, please join me in this prayer:
Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us.
Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe.
Gracious God, I pray that with your grace, I and all people will reverence, protect, and promote all life and that we will be especially sensitive to the life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly.
I pray, too, that all who make decisions about life in any form will do so with wisdom, love, and courage.
Living God, I praise and glorify you as Father, Source of all life, as Son, Savior of our lives, and as Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives. Amen .