Parishioners from Christ the Savior joined hundreds of Pro-Lifers at the "Life is WINNING" Rally in Seaford, Delaware, protesting the opening of a new regional abortion center by Planned Parenthood.
Again we pray that Thou wilt grant to the people of this nation the will to do good, to flee from evil, and to practice all righteousness, making us respectful of life and sharers of Thy blessings, caring for one another in mercy and truth.
Again we pray that Thou wilt banish all evil from our hearts and wickedness from our laws, enabling us to be servants of Thy holy will and performers of Thy Love.
Again we pray that Thou wilt kindle in our hearts the will to care for the needy, to show kindness to the poor, to aid the homeless, and to help the helpless.
O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son, Who art in the bosom of the Father, True God, Source of life and immortality, Light of Light, Who came into the world to enlighten it: Thou wast pleased to be conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary for the salvation of our souls by the power of Thine All-Holy Spirit.
Yes, O Master, Thou didst come that we might have life and have it more abundantly, we ask Thee to enlighten the minds and hearts of those blinded to the truth that life begins at conception and that the unborn in the womb are already adorned with Thine image and likeness; enable us to guard, cherish and protect the lives of all those who are unable to care for themselves. For Thou art the Giver of Life, bringing each person from non-being into being, sealing each person with divine and infinite love. Be Merciful, O Lord, to those who, through ignorance or willfulness, affront Thy divine goodness and providence through the evil act of abortion. May they, and all of us, come to the light of Thy Truth and glorify Thee, the Giver of Life, together with Thine Eternal Father, and Thine All-Holy, Good, and Life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
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Berlin, MD 21811