Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

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Date(s) - 01/23/2017
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DAY THREE:  January 23, 2017*
*Because January 22, 2017 falls on a Sunday, the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” is observed Monday, January 23 in 2017.
May all people embrace the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift, and is worth living.

PrayersOur Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Our culture is obsessed with perfection—a superficial perfection. Photos are airbrushed, and social media sites depict seemingly perfect lives. God calls us to seek perfection, too. He does not call us, however, to perfection of appearance or abilities, but to perfection in love.

In “A Perfect Gift,” one parent shares about the experience of raising a child with Down syndrome, contrasting it with what onlookers might perceive: “It’s like looking at a stained-glass window from the outside: The colors look dark, and you can’t quite make out the figures. From the inside, however, with the sun shining through it, the effect can be brilliant. From inside our family, love illuminates our life with Charlie.* What may seem dreary to others, perhaps even unbearable, is actually filled with beauty and color.”

May each of us experience the power of God’s transforming love, that our eyes may be opened to the incredible beauty of the people the Lord places in our lives.

Acts of Reparation (choose one)

·         Say a prayer for your parish priest. Without our priests, we could not have the

Mass or the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

·         Pray for your deceased relatives or for someone who has no one to pray for them.

·         Spend quality time with a family member or friend.