UNBORN WORD of the day

October 9, 2007, 10:25 pm
Filed under: Evangelium Vitae


40 Days for Life campaign

Fr. Frank Pavone calls The Gospel of Life – written by John Paul II – the Magna Carta of the Pro – Life Movement. I think he’s right. The text is broken down into 105 sections. As he winds down towards the end of the document, John Paul II has some very inspirational words of challenge for all of us. Following are some examples and comments.

“In this mobilization for a new culture of life no one must feel excluded; everyone has an important role to play.” # 98

Thankfully, many people have stepped forward to become actively involved in promoting respect for human life and offering services to pregnant women with various needs. The numerous ministries and organizations formed throughout the world are a constant cause for encouragement and hope.

But John Paul is also speaking here to those people who are less mobile or caught up in exceptional constraints of time and scheduling, people who don’t have easy means of transportation or are limited in their activities. They too need to mobilize “for a new culture of life”, for as he says, “no one must feel excluded”!

This is where prayer comes in. An individual can mobilize his or her prayer life to support those pro – life activities that are underway in his/her own community and country.

“…a great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.” # 100

One person can mobilize him or herself to a prayer commitment for the unborn and others whose right to life is at risk or whose human dignity is being questioned. John Paul’s perspective is on a grand scale, beginning within “the heart of every believer”, a swelling tsunami of peaceful prayer “which will rise up throughout the world”.

See Catholic Fire for:

Pope John Paul II’s Prayer for Life

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I had no idea you would be writing about this today, but have posted on my blog the Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II taken from the conclusion of The Gospel of Life. I love this prayer. Also, when Fr. Frank Pavone speaks, I listen.

Great Post!

Comment by Jean M. Heimann

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