Prayer for Albuquerque and its Children
God of Compassion and Life,
You created all people for your glory
And you promise us life in its fullness.
Yet we live in the shadow of death and injustice
As children throughout America are dismembered each day
In painful abortion procedures
Performed throughout pregnancy.
Today, Lord, you give us the opportunity
To bring an end to this violence
Through measures that would prohibit these late, painful abortions
And bring protection to many children in the womb.
In particular, we ask your blessing on the people of Albuquerque
As they go to the polls on Tuesday
To decide whether children in the womb who can feel pain
Should be protected.
Lord, there is only one right way to vote in this situation.
The only legitimate purpose of government is the protection of life,
And not its destruction.
Protect your people from indifference and error,
And from the lies of the abortion industry.
Give them grace to rise up and say "No!" to child-killing in their city.
Grant protection to these children.
And may the victory of the Culture of Life in Albuquerque
Spread to every city and state throughout America,
That the violence of abortion may cease
And all your children may live, to the honor and glory of your Name.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.