Pray for the Prop 8 marriage trial

Prayers for the
Prop 8 Marriage

Closing arguments, June 16, 2010
Federal District Court, San Francisco

Let us pray

Heavenly Father, I offer my prayers, works, joys and sufferings today and unite them with those of the whole Mystical Body of Christ. Imploring the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I beg you to protect marriage as authored by You at the very time of creation.

Open the minds and hearts of the Judge Vaughn Walker to accept Your Divine plan for marriage. Inspire him to consider the delight you take in families.

Guide him with wisdom and understanding of the rights of children to know and be cared for by their father and mother. Fill him with right judgment and the courage to protect the centrality and integrity of marriage for children and society.

We beg you to send your Holy Spirit upon the attorneys to guide them in their presentations and to make their arguments compelling.

We raise up to you the plaintiffs and their attorneys that they might realize that dignity does not come from external sources, but from the fact that each is created in Your image and likeness and are manifestations of Your love, more precious to You than the entire universe. Give them peace through understanding this and help them see the consequences of their actions for humanity and the common good. Give us the grace to reflect Your love for them despite our differences.

We ask these things in Jesus’ Name.


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