Day of Prayer for the Unborn
DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN
The following text is taken from www.respectlife.org/january-22
The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”: “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”
As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
St. Andrew Church Respect Life Ministry will be observing this day by offering an invitation to join in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at 12:00 pm (Noon) on Friday, Jan 22 via Zoom. To display the Zoom Meeting ID, complete this form: