Oratio Imperata for the Respect of All Human Life
God, our loving Father, Creator and lover of all life,
You fashioned in your own image and likeness1 every human person.
We thank you for this gift and the freedom to appreciate it.
Grants us intense eagerness to recognize your image in every person so that respect for all human life becomes our way of life.
Give us also the strength and courage to defend and protect the right of all to live as you ordained, from conception to natural death.
We pray for your divine healing, comfort and peace for all affected by past abortions.
Grant them strength and the consolation of your presence.
Help us serve actively in alleviating the sufferings and troubles of all women with pregnancy problems.
Let your Spirit enlighten the minds and open the hearts of those who do not yet fully respect all human life according to your will.
We pray for all our leaders and legislators who must deliberate assiduously on this critical present issue.
May they be guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit to act responsibly for the good and well-being of all.
May their competence be always steered by humility and fear of the Lord. Mary, our loving Mother, to you we entrust the cause of life.
Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life with honesty and love to the people of our time.
We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.