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The following is from “Day 4″ of the Nine Days Of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage to end abortion and heal those who are involved [prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)]:

Let us pray with conviction and hope that in this Year of Faith we may be renewed in our fight to defend all human life so that abortion may no longer be a reality in our world.

Intercessions:

For the doctors, nurses and counselors who now know they were wrong in cooperating with abortion: may God grant them the courage to renounce their involvement in the abortion industry and open their hearts to doing His will from now on.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst women and blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst women and blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst women and blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Reflection:

Today, on this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we consider the past four decades in which our society has legally permitted abortion, wandering far from God.

Instead of accepting children in joy and hope, our culture is lost in a barren place marked by rejection of others, sorrow and despair.

Yet, like Abraham, whom we hear about in today’s first reading, Christians must “hold fast to the hope that lies before us,” trusting in faith that Christ makes all things new. With Mary’s intercession, let us pray that our nation becomes a place where every child is welcomed with joy, as an irreplaceable gift from our Creator.

Acts of Reparation (Choose one or more to do today):

•      Go to an abortion clinic [or Memorial to Aborted Children or to a Catholic Cemetery] and pray, or set aside an hour today to pray for those who are struggling with a decision of life or death for their unborn child.

•    Pray the Rosary today for someone who has hurt or disappointed you, and ask for the grace to forgive that person.

• Instead of donating “old clothes,” offer to buy a new piece of clothing or item a charity is seeking.

Did You Know? ‘Planned Parenthood’ personnel have aborted over 5,300,000 children since 1970. That’s equal to the entire population of Colorado. In 2009, 97.6 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “services” for pregnant women involved killing their children, and only 2.4 percent involved prenatal care or adoption referral. See this article for more details –> American Thinker Article On Planned Parenthood by Susan E. Wills; 10 April 2011.

St. Vincent (martyr), Pray For Us!

Dear Jesus, Thank You for all the graces Thou hast bestowed upon St. Vincent and on all of Thy martyrs. Give us the grace to be morally courageous and to always ‘do the right thing’, even when it is most difficult. But, not my will but Thy Will be done. Amen.

And remember, to recite the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary every day for the intentions: to end abortions, to increase religious vocations (especially to the Priesthood), for the conversion of poor sinners and for the strengthening of the ‘family unit.’

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