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iLearn Prayer Service

  1. 1. Prayer Service on Abortion <br />
  2. 2. We begin with the Sign of Our Faith…<br />In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit <br /> Amen. <br />
  3. 3. Opening Prayer<br />Ortenc:Eternal God, you have revealed yourself as the Father of all Life. We praise you for the Fatherly care which you extend to all creation, and especially to us, made in your image and likeness. O God of beginnings, you are the creator of all life. <br />Class: Be near us as we unite with our pre-born brothers and sisters who are scheduled for death. Father, extend your hand of protection to those threatened by abortion, and save them from its destructive power. Give your strength to all women, that they may never give in to the fears that may tempt them to facilitate abortions. <br />Ortenc: May you by your Holy Spirit and by the voice of your church lead your people to rescue from death the innocent children threatened by abortion. God, bring those who participate in their death to true repentance that they may taste your goodness and mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless our families and bless our land, that we may have the joy of welcoming and nurturing the life of which you are the source and the Eternal Father of. <br />Amen. <br /> <br />
  4. 4. Scriptural Passage<br />PSALMS 139:13-16<br />A reading from the book of Psalms… <br /> Ortenc + Class: 13 For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are wonderful,    I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you    when I was made in the secret place,    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;    all the days ordained for me were written in your book    before one of them came to be. <br />The Word of the Lord… <br />Thanks be to God <br /> <br />
  5. 5. General Intercessions <br />Ortenc: We pray for those who are tempted by abortion, that God may plant in their hearts a love for the treasure of life and the strength to protect it, and sway them away from the idea of killing an innocent baby; we pray to the Lord… <br />Lord, hear our prayer <br />Class: We pray for each child aborted from their mother's womb, that they find love and peace, and that from their place in heaven they might intercede for their mothers and fathers’ peace, healing, and the gift of true repentance; we pray to the Lord… <br />Lord, Hear our Prayer <br />Ortenc +Class: We pray for parents overwhelmed by grief and remorse at the loss of their child to abortion, that Jesus the shepherd, so rich in mercy and compassion, might heal their broken hearts; we pray to the Lord… <br />Lord, Hear Our Prayer <br />
  6. 6. Papa Don’t Preach-Madonna<br />Papa, I know you’re going to be upset <br />‘Cause I was always your little girl <br />You should know by now, <br />I’m not a baby <br />You always taught me right from wrong <br />I need your help Daddy, please be strong <br />I may be young at heart, <br />But I know what I’m saying <br />The one you warned me all about <br />The one you said I could do without <br />We’re in an awful mess, and I don’t mean maybe-please<br />
  7. 7. Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep <br />Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep <br />But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby, <br />Oh, I’m gonna keep my baby, mmm… <br />
  8. 8. He says that he’s going to marry me <br />We can raise a little family <br />Maybe we’ll be all right <br />It’s a sacrifice <br />But my friends keep me telling me to give it up <br />Saying I’m too young, I ought to live it up <br />What I need right now is some good <br />advice, please <br />
  9. 9. Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep <br />Papa don’t preach , I’ve been losing sleep <br />But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby <br />Oh, I’m gonna keep my baby, ooh, oh---<br />
  10. 10. Daddy, daddy if you could only see <br />Just how good he’s been treating me <br />You’d give us your blessing right now <br />‘Cause we are in love, we are in love, so please <br />
  11. 11. Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep <br />Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep <br />But I made up my mind. I’m keeping my baby <br />Oh, I’m gonna keep my baby, ooh, oh--- <br />Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep <br />Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep <br />Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep <br />Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep <br />Oh, I’m gonna keep my baby, ooh <br />Don’t you stop loving me daddy <br />I know, I’m keeping my baby<br />
  12. 12. Closing Prayer <br /> Ortenc: Dear God, our Lord, we thank you for bringing us all here today to rejoice in the importance of life. We also thank you today for the gift of life, and for the lives of all our brothers and sisters. We know there is nothing that destroys life more than abortion, yet we rejoice that you have conquered death by the “Resurrection of Your Son.” <br />Ortenc + Class: We ask that you give us and others the strength to do our part in ending abortion and choosing pro-life. We ask that we are not silent or passive and that we are never forgetful, but respectful of the innocent, unborn children even when it may be hard. Give us the potency and courage to be active in the pro-life movement, and to never stop defending life until all our brothers and sisters are protected, and our fallen secular world once again becomes a world with liberty and justice, not for some, but for all people, born or unborn. <br />We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord… <br />Amen. <br />
  13. 13. We End with the Sign of Our Faith…<br />In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit <br /> Amen. <br />

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