Prayer for the Month: The Dignity of Life
‘Human life is sacred,' we read in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God, and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.' The Catechism then continues, ‘God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning to its end. No one can, under any circumstances, claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.'
In keeping with this vision of a loving God and his beloved creation, the Church calls on all those who, by reason of their vocation and position in society can exercise a positive influence in this area, to ensure that, in the family and in society, due respect is accorded to life and love. It calls on those responsible for the formation of consciences and of public opinion - scientists and medical professionals, jurists and politicians - to uphold the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to the moment of death.
Your Daily Prayer
Father in heaven, I ask you to send me your Holy Spirit to be with me all during this day. May all my intentions, everything I do, all I say and think, be for your greater glory and praise. Unite me with your Son, Jesus Christ, who came to serve and not to be served,
offering his life for people everywhere.
I pray with Mary and the whole Church
For the Pope's intentions this month.
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"Reflection for the Month" on the Pope's intention is taken from a calendar/booklet called "Living Prayer" published by Messenger of the Sacred Heart
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