Lord, help us to show respect for all life. Help us to have compassion for the elderly, for the unborn children and their mothers, for persons with disabilities, and for all those who are unable to protect themselves.
Remind us that all human beings are sacred to You and that You love each of us.
Give us the courage and the strength to protect those who cannot protect themselves and to support leaders who also value and respect all life.
Ever hopeful that our nation will be more caring towards those who cannot speak for themselves, let our light shine now to illuminate the darkness of ignorance and prejudice so that in the future we will be known as a nation which respects all life.