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Prayer for an End to the Death Penalty


Merciful Father, we ask your blessing on all  we do to build a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by the  death penalty.

We pray for all people, that their lives and  dignity as children of a loving God may be respected and protected in all  stages and circumstances.  

We pray for victims of violence and their  families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in  your compassion and in the promise of eternal life.

We pray for those on death row, that their  lives may be spared, that the innocent may be freed and that the guilty may  come to acknowledge their faults and seek reconciliation with you.  

We pray for the families of those who are  facing execution, that they may be comforted by your love and compassion.

We pray for civic leaders, that they may  commit themselves to respecting every human life and ending the use of the  death penalty in our land.  

Compassionate Father, give us wisdom and  hearts filled with your love. Guide us as we work to end the use of the death  penalty and to build a society that truly “chooses life” in all situations.

We  ask this Father through your Son Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with the  Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.    


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