Praying along with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and millions all over the world this morning:::
Heavenly Father, thank You for the precious gift of life.
Help us to cherish and protect this gift, even in the midst of fear, pain, and suffering.
Give us love for all people, especially the most vulnerable, and help us bear witness to the truth that ever life is worth living.
Grant us the humility to accept help when we are in need, and teach us to be merciful to all.
Through our words and actions, may others encounter the outstretched hands of Your mercy.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen