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9 Days for Life Novena, Day 1

Jan 17, 2015

Intercession

logoFor the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion.

Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection

Today’s Gospel reading from Mark (Mk 2:13-17) recounts Jesus dining with tax collectors and sinners. When the Pharisees question Jesus about this, he responds, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”* In a society where millions of people have fallen prey to the false promises of the culture of death, let us witness to the mercy of Jesus and invite all who’ve been wounded to experience his abundant love and healing.

Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • Go to an abortion clinic and pray, or set aside an hour today to pray for those who are struggling with a decision of life or death for their unborn child.
  • Spend some time reflecting upon today’s Gospel passage.
  • Use Facebook or another form of social media to post something that builds up the culture of life.
One Step Further

Women’s health, women’s equality, and women’s marriage prospects have suffered from over 40 years of nationally legal abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy. Learn how in “Life Matters: Roe Plus 40.” (Visit www.bit.ly/RoePlus40 to access the full article).

A printable version of this document is available at http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/upload/2015-Nine-Days-Day-1.pdf.