At the Closing of the Spring Richmond 40 Days for Life Vigil, we all stood under umbrellas in the pouring rain to pray the prayers sent out over the 40 Days by co-founder/National Director David Bereit. We placed flowers from my mom’s garden on the street side of the grounds and each said a private prayer before leaving. It reminded me of a man who used to come to pray at the vigil in past years who would always come with a bouquet of flowers and place it at the side porch of the clinic, as if he were laying it on the grave of a loved one.
Lord, help us to be sensitive to and therefore able to pray for and change the culture of death around us, not just during the gray days of Lent, but all year long. Amen.