Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Terri's Day

Five years ago on this day, Terri Schindler Schiavo was the victim of a court ordered murder, starved and dehydrated to death by the culture of death that pervades our society.  Her murder was finally completed on Easter Thursday.  She suffered as the Church meditated on the sufferings of Christ, and died as the Church celebrated His resurrection. 

We can be confident that she shared in Jesus' victory over death.  But, the culture of death still pervades our society.  We, as people of God, cannot allow this to happen.  It's time to fall to our knees in prayer.

Let us pray for the defeat of the culture of death and the victory of the culture of life, for Terri and all who are the victims of the culture of death.

Prayer to Defeat the Culture of Death
Lord Jesus Christ, throughout this Lenten Season we meditate on your Passion and death on the Cross for our redemption.  By the merits of your Passion and suffering, we pray for the defeat of the culture of death in our society.  So many innocent of unborn have been murdered in the womb, and on this day an innocent woman's suffering and starvation came to an end by court-sanctioned murder.  By the merits of the suffering by which they shared in your Passion, have mercy on those who promote the culture of death and bring them to repentance.  O Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning with love for all mankind, have mercy on them.

Blessed Mary, Mother of God, pray for those who promote the culture of death in our society.  By your intercession drive back the scourge of abortion and make our society one that celebrates all life, from birth until natural death, for your Son will not refuse a request from you.

All martyrs and saints in heaven, pray for the end to the culture of death!

We ask this through our Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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