Thirty-five years. Today I will pray for my birth parents, that chose life over death. I will pray for my adoptive parents that opened their hearts to me. I will pray for every pregnant woman, no matter what her situation, that she is shown compassion, support, and the infinite power of God’s gifts of grace and mercy. I will pray for fathers-to-be, that they come to realize and embrace the awesome and holy responsibility of fatherhood. I will pray for abortion providers, that their hearts be turned to truly providing help and care to the mothers and babies that come to them, rather than violence and death. I will pray that as a country we will stand up and admit that for thirty-five years we have given murder a name and legal status, and that we can admit that we we’re gravely wrong, repent, and change our ways.
“For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”