Lord, You have given me a body
for it to help me fulfill my mission on earth and for eternity.
By baptism, it was consecrated just as was my soul.
Today I renew that consecration
and submit my body to your service.
Help me acquire over my body absolute control,
so that it will
always be an instrument, not a tyrant.
Give it strength
Help me reject whatever is harmful to it:
too much eating, drinking, smoking; abuse of drug or sex.
Help me have the will
to deprive it at times of normal pleasures
and as exercises in character
May the frequent contact with your Body in the holy Eucharist
make it sound and pure.
Lord and giver of all life,
help us to value each person, created in love by you.
In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts
to promote the dignity and value
of all human life, born and unborn.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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