Prayer for One about to Share His/Her Testimony
by Fr. Frank Pavone
Lord God of Peace,
Thank you for forgiving and healing me.
Once again I entrust myself and my child(ren)
Your mercy is infinitely greater than my sins,
And your healing greater than my pain.
Lord, You speak to your people
Through the word of testimony.
Your Son Jesus Christ is the Eternal Testimony of you, our Father.
The apostles gave testimony to his Resurrection.
Believers through the ages have testified to the power of your grace.
And we your people continue that testimony today.
Lord, as I share with others
My experience of despair and pain, of healing and redemption,
May those who hear me be blessed.
I pray that those tempted to abortion may find
the strength to say No,
And that those who think abortion helps may see that it does not.
May others who have lost children to abortion find new hope
And through my testimony, may they draw closer to you,
The source of their healing.
May all who fight against abortion
Find new strength to continue that important mission.
May all who are in despair because of any sin,
Know that they too can repent and be healed.
And may I, your child and your servant,
Grow closer to you,
As I proclaim through my testimony
That we have a Savior,
In whom is all our hope, our joy and our life,
In whom is the victory over death and the hope of Resurrection,
And that his name is Jesus!