Monday, May 10, 2010

Archbishop Naumann, Bishop Finn Lead Mother's Day Rosary at Planned Parenthood

20100508_4781 For the third year in a row, Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Kansas City – St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn joined hundreds to pray the Rosary outside the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Overland Park, Kansas. About 400 people prayed all 20 Mysteries of the Rosary led by the two bishops on May 8.

The Planned Parenthood facility is a large and busy clinic close to the border with Missouri. There are no surgical abortion clinics on the Missouri side of the Kansas City Metro.

This year, a specific prayer for the closing of the clinic was recited after the Rosary. You can pray it too:

PRAYER FOR CLOSING
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF OVERLAND PARK, KS

20100508_4795 Father, all life is in Your care.
You have entrusted us to one another,
that we may show our brothers and sisters
The same love You have for us.

We pray, then, for the least among us,
The children in the womb.
Protect them from the violence of abortion.
We pray for those that are scheduled to die
at Planned Parenthood in Overland Park, Kansas.
Save them from death.

Give new hope to their parents,
That they may turn away
From the desperate act of abortion.
Grant conversion to the abortionist
And to the staff.

Show us how we are to respond
To the bloodshed in our midst,
And lead us to the day when this place of death
Will be transformed into a haven of life.

Guard us with your joy and your peace.
For in you, life is victorious.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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20100508_4803 (Photos by Sean and Jack Smith)