In an effort to bring unity on the divisive issue of abortion, I submit the following prayer: Prayer for the Reduction of Abortions Dear God, please grant us the grace to value human life in all its manifold potentials. Help pregnant mothers who are facing an uncertain future choose life. Help us encourage the birth of those children by expanding our nation’s health care programs to provide adequately for these women, even the poorest. Help us provide educational opportunities, including dormitories for the mothers-to-be, with counseling services and training so they may acquire the skills that will enable them to earn the where-withall for raising their children. In all justice may we accomplish this. May our political representatives and employers realize they owe those who work full time a living wage so they can buy food, pay rent, clothe themselves, afford daycare, and the cost of transportation to and from work. May our nation and its policies be authentically pro-life without hypocrisy. Dear God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, we ask you this in the name of our brother and Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.