Thursday, March 24, 2005

May God Have Mercy on Us

Well, it seems as though all judicial options for the Schidler family (Terriā€™s parents) have been exhausted, and the best thing to do right now is to pray in this time prior to our Easter weekend that we receive forgiveness not only from Terri but also from God for this nation allowing the weakest amongst us to die so cruelly.

Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us. Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe.

Gracious God, I pray that with your grace, I and all people will reverence, protect, and promote all life and that we will be especially sensitive to the life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly. I pray, too, that all who make decisions about life in any form will do so with wisdom, love, and courage.

Living God, I praise and glorify you as Father, Source of all life, as Son, Savior of our lives, and as Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives.


Sister Mary Margaret Johanning, S.S.N.D.Nihil Obstat: Joseph F. Martino Imprimatur: Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua Archbishop of Philadelphia, June 1994