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Life Promise Prayer

 

In the name of the One God, ever living and life giving,
faithful and true, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

I accept God's gift of life to me
     in the circumstances
     of my conception and birth,
     of my parents, of my family,
of all whosoever care for me or did me   
harm in all the years that began the journey         
of my life.
God who calls by name works all together for my good.
     I choose life.

I accept God's gift of life around me,
     the sacred treasure of each human life
     whether sister, brother, friend or stranger;
     however whole or broken, small or great,
     saint or sinner,
     rich or poor, ill or well, ally or enemy, or
     indifferent.

Each is crafted in God's image, to each is offered
Christ's redemption, in each moves the spirits blessing.
      I choose life.

I accept God's gift of life in my times,
     in infant's cry, in childhood's wonder
     in trails of teen years and embrace of youth,
     in maturity's accomplishments and failures,
     in waning day's and night's negotiations.
Among the creatures with the breath of life within them,
God has placed the timeless in the human heart,
but not the reach to grasp or measure it.
     I choose life.

I accept God's gift of life in my dying,
     in God's hands the shaping of the manner
     by God's clock the counting of the hour.

May God who lays me down uphold me.
May Christ along the way companion me.
May spirit lift, and light billow me into the Resurrection.

     God is life, and this I choose.

In the name of the One God, ever living and life giving,
faithful and true, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

By Fr. Richard Meredith, Diocese of Owensboro

Life Promise Prayer © 2010 Parish Social Ministry Department of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Owensboro. Used with permission


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