Respect life: national days of prayer

Nationwide Prayer Vigil – January 19-20
Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, Jan. 19 – Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, to pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. “The National Prayer Vigil is a time to praise God for the great gift of the recent Supreme Court Dobbs decision, overturning the tragic Roe v. Wade decision made almost a half-century ago.

National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children – January 22
In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or Jan. 23, when Jan. 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.