The purpose of the 40 Days for Life campaign is to pray to end abortion. But how? Those people you see down by Route 59 — what exactly are they praying for?
In his commentary accompanying this intention, Fr. Terry Gensemer, National Director, Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life, suggests that the closest we can come to describing how God feels about us is to contemplate the thoughts of a mother as she gazes for the first time at her newborn child.
Intention: May we absorb the truth that God is paying attention to us, and to each human life, personally and individually.
Prayer: Lord, you are the creator of all things. Guide my thoughts to consider your creation in all of its majesty, beauty and holiness. Guide my heart especially to your creation of precious human life. Help me to comprehend how essential life is in your own heart. Teach me to appreciate, love and protect all human life through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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