Respect for Life


God our Father, 

inspire us with a great respect 

for all human life 

from the time of the child 

growing in the womb 

to the point of death. 


May that respect lead us 

to grow in a sense of responsibility

 for all our brothers and sisters

 throughout the world, 

knowing that, where one person suffers 

and is degraded,

 all of humanity is belittled and abused. 


May we grow in a sense of love and care 

for those less fortunate than ourselves, 

and lead us to do something 

about the troubles in our world.