I thank you, Lord, for the precious gift of my body.
Whatever its strengths or limitations; whatever it brings me in terms of joy or suffering, help me always to see it as your gift.
As I run the race of life, help me to have a healthy attitude to my body and a reverence for its part in my eternal future.
Help me to give glory to you by treating my body and the body of others, with care and respect.
As I marvel at the wonder of all your Creation,
may the whole human family work together to protect creation
and especially the precious gift of human life,
from conception to natural death.
Enable us by your grace to promote the well-being and dignity of every person, serving you and the Gospel of life in a spirit of generosity, faith and love,
through Christ Jesus Our Lord.