June 22, 2016

Pray the Litany of Saint Thomas More for the Conversion of Pro-Choice Politicians

St. Thomas More
St. Thomas More Defending the Liberty of the House of Commons,
Vivian Forbes, 1927, St. Stephen's Hall, Parliament, London.

St. John Paul II' s 1995 encyclical, Evangelium vitae, reiterated the Catholic Church's age-old teaching: that "lawmakers have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that contradicts humanity's fundamental right to life." Among the most ardent abortion proponents are Catholic politicians. To change their minds we must convert their hearts. Pray the Litany of St. Thomas More for the conversion of pro-choice politicians.

Litany of St. Thomas More
Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy

V. Christ, have mercy
R. Christ have mercy

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy

V. Christ hear us
R. Christ, graciously hear us

V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr,
R. Pray for us (Repeat after each invocation)
St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers
St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates
St. Thomas More, Model of Integrity and Virtue in Public and Private Life
St. Thomas More, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ
St. Thomas More, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage
St. Thomas More, Teacher of his Children in the Catholic Faith
St. Thomas More, Defender of the Weak and the Poor
St. Thomas More, Promoter of Human Life and Dignity

V.Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world
R.Spare us O Lord

V.Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world
R.Graciously hear us O Lord

V.Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world
R.Have mercy on us

Let us pray:

O Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, your life of prayer and penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood.  Intercede for our Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life - the foundation of all other human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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