Novena for Life - Let us Pray with Popes Francis and St. John Paul II - begins Sun
3 STEPS: READ DAY'S QUOTE; PRAY A DECADE; CLOSING PRAYER BY JPII
Sunday, Oct. 4th - "Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation."
Monday, Oct. 5th - "Human life is sacred and inviolable, and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes must be strongly discouraged."
Tuesday, Oct. 6th - "It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother's womb."
Wednesday, Oct. 7th - "Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ..."
Thursday, October 8th - "The Church cannot be expected to change her position on this question...It is not 'progressive' to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life."
Friday, October 9th - "Our defense of the innocent unborn...needs to be clear, firm, and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life..."
Saturday, October 10th - "Equally sacred...are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly..."
Sunday, October 11th - "All too often...people do not accept the 'Gospel of Life' but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life..."
Monday, October 12th - "Unborn children are always to be welcomed; life is always to be protected and loved, from conception to its natural end."
AFTER REFLECTING ON THE DAY'S QUOTE,
PRAY A DECADE OF THE ROSARY AND
CONCLUDE WITH THIS PRAYER:
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 number 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 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 live Amen.
--St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae