I received the following email from Priests for Life:
The Catholic bishops of the United States have designated January 22 as a special day of prayer and penance in reparation for the massive killing that has resulted from the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision (handed down January 22, 1973) which permitted abortion throughout pregnancy.
Therefore, I invite you to prepare spiritually for that day by joining a Novena that starts on January 14th and concludes on January 22nd. Please say the prayer below each of those days, and to let me know that you have committed to say it each day.
This would be a great way for entire schools or parishes to pray together for life.
With that in mind, I would like to send prayer cards free of charge for your entire Parish or school (with your Pastor's or Principal's permission). Just call us at 1-888-735-3448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call today as the Novena begins on the 14th.
I hope you will be attending national pro-life events this month or pro-life events in your own area. It would be great if you could join me in Washington, DC for the March for Life or in San Francisco for the West Coast Walk for Life. See www.priestsforlife.org/marchforlife for more information.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
Prayer of Reparation
God and Father of Life,
You have created every human person,
And have opened the way for each to have eternal life.
We live in the shadow of death.
Tens of millions of your children have been killed
because of the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.
Father, have mercy on us.
Heal our land
And accept our offering of prayer and penance.
In your love for us,
Turn back the scourge of abortion.
May each of us exult in hearts full of hope
And hands full of mercy
And work together to build a culture of life.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Tomorrow is January 14....the first day of the Novena. I hope everyone reading this post will join us.