Ba for det ufødte liv

Pave Benedikt XVI oppfordret politikere og andre verdensledere til å vise respekt for de tidligste stadier av menneskelivet da han lørdag i Peterskirken holdt en bønnevigilie for det ufødte liv. Vigilien - som markerte starten på adventstiden - kom etter initiativ fra paven selv, og ble markert over hele den katolske verden, inkludert St. Hallvard kirke i Oslo.

Under følger en engelsk oversettelse av pave Benedikts bønn for det ufødte liv:

Lord Jesus, You who faithfully visit and fulfil with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life; We adore and bless you. Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you. Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life, make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb the miraculous work of the Creator, open our hearts to generously welcoming every child that comes into life. Bless all families, sanctify the union of spouses, render fruitful their love. Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies with the light of your Spirit, so that peoples and nations may recognise and respect the sacred nature of life, of ever human life. Guide the work of scientists and doctors, so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person, and no-one endures suppression or injustice. Gift creative charity to administrators and economists, so they may realise and promote sufficient conditions so that young families can serenely embrace the birth of new children Console the married couples who suffer because they are unable to have children and in Your goodness provide for them. Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children, so they may experience the warmth of your Charity, the consolation of your divine Heart. Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer, in whose womb you took on our human nature, we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Saviour, the strength to love and serve life, in anticipation of living forever in You, in communion with the Blessed Trinity.

Vatikanradioen, Andreas Dingstad; mt (27. november 2010)

av Webmaster publisert 29.11.2010, sist endret 19.01.2011 - 15:59