Dave (Login dpeirce) Moderator Posted Jun 24, 2012 4:38 PM
The US government is going to force nearly all employers to fund abortions as part of their "health insurance" benefit - even when those employers or institutions oppose abortion for reasons of faith. Join with those who plead with God our Father for grace with which to oppose this oppression of religious freedom and persecution of His Church.
O God our Creator,
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us
this great land will always be "one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."