A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President-Elect and Public Officials


From the Desk of James J. Pinto, Jr., M.E.V.


January 19, 2009

Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life,

The time is near for the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States and a variety of memorial observances for the 36th anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision. Wherever the next few days find us as these momentous events occur, I trust that we will be united in earnest and faith-filled prayer.

During our annual March for Life here in Birmingham, Alabama, our diocesan bishop, Robert J. Baker, prayed a prayer with participants that I hope you and many others in our nation will pray:

A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President-Elect and Public Officials

Lord, God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life, move the hearts of all public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care.

Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society.

Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents.

You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the value of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.

Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Imprimatur: November 14, 2008 + Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama