Let us Pray

Dear Jesus, You are the giver of life.  From the moment we are conceived to the moment of our last breath, our time is in Your hands.  Forgive us when we try to seize control of life, whether that life is in the womb or near death.  Give us the words at the proper time to be a gentle and wise influence in our culture so that all life is cherished.  In Your name. Amen.