On the 12th October 2007 all the participants of the II World-Prayer-Congress for Life unanimously reached the decision of starting the World Prayer for Life crusade. From that day, people from all over the world will pray every day, asking for God's expiation for every rejected gift of life, for the increase of respect for human life and for ensuring in the legislation of all countries unconditional right to live for every human being from the conception until natural death. World Prayer for Life was blessed by His Eminence Stanislaw Cardinal Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow and His Eminence Tadeusz Rakoczy, Bishop of Diocese of Bielsko-Zywiec, where during the II World War, Nazi German Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau existed. This initiative was blessed by also by His Excellency Archbishop Szczepan Wesoly, His Excellency Bishop Andrzej Franciszek Dziuba, Bishop of Diocese of Lowicz and His Excellency Bishop Edward Marian Frankowski.
We have received letters with blessings sent by His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, His Eminence Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, His Eminence Paul Josef Cardinal Cordes, President of the Pontificium Consilium Cor Unum , His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, His Eminence Audrys Juozas Cardinal Ba kis, Archbishop of Vilnius, His Eminence Pedro Cardinal Rubiano S enz, Archbishop of Bogot , His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Scola, Patriarch of Venice.
We are grateful for the letters containing words of approbation and congratulations sent to us by His Excellency Bishop Elio Sgreccia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, His Excellency Archbishop J zef Kowalczyk, Apostolic Nuncio to Poland and His Eminence Henryk Cardinal Gulbinowicz.
World Prayer for Life - Program
Aware of the enormous of evil that has been done around the world - millions of attempts on human life: abortions, euthanasia, genetic manipulations; noticing various modern threats to human life and trusting deeply in God's Mercy and the omnipotence of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, as well as in the intercession of the Holy Virgin Mary, we start on the 13th of October 2007, on the 90th Anniversary of the Fatima Revelation, in the World Centre of God's Mercy, Lagiewniki, Krakow (Poland) constant prayer for:
Merciful God's expiation of the rejected gift of life,
the increase of respect for every human being from conception until natural death,
ensuring in the legislation of all countries the unconditional right to life for every human being from conception until natural death.
Our every day prayers will include: the decade of Holy Rosary and The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. We will supplement our prayers - as much as is possible - with acts of mercy and the apostolate for the protection of human life. We appeal to all people of good will to join in this act of praying and help spread this appeal in your environments.
Let this prayer be our response to the words of God's servant Pope John Paul II written down in the encyclical letter "Evangelium vitae": "A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world" (EV, nr 100).
We do not set any time limitations for this prayer; let every life protector decide for himself how long he wants to participate in this act of prayer.