Bidding Prayers – 2020

On this Day for Life, we pray for the lives lost as a result of abortion. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Lord, instil in us and in all people an understanding of the sacredness of every human life. Inspire our efforts to protect and care for the most vulnerable; especially women who are pregnant and their unborn children, the sick, and the elderly. Lord hear us.

We pray for pregnant women who feel they are faced with a difficult decision. We ask that they may be given hope, filled with the love of God, and guided away from a course of despair and onto one of love and acceptance of the gift of life. Lord hear us.

We pray for the women and men living with the emotional and spiritual scars of abortion. We ask that they, with sincere hearts, be reconciled with themselves, with their lost child, and with the God who has never stopped loving them. Lord hear us.

Lord, give us the courage to offer friendship to people in distress, remembering your example of the good Samaritan. Help us to know that prayers and actions must work hand in hand to bring about change. Lord hear us.

On this Day for Life, we pray for all lives, that they may be treated with respect and have their God-given dignity acknowledged from conception to natural death, as well as throughout life.