Why do I have to go out to the abortion facility to pray
for an end to abortion? Can’t I pray at home? The Lordhears us wherever we pray.
That’s true! We do need to pray as much as possible – wherever we are – for an end to abortion. But there are specific reasons why your prayers ... and the visible sign of your witness when you pray at the place where the love of God is so desperately needed ... are vitally important.
Showing up matters! That’s why feeding the poor and conducting medical missions cannot be done from home. Where we take our prayers makes a difference ... especially for the unborn, who have no voice but yours.
Dr. Willke was the president of the Life Issues Institute and had once led the National Right to Life Committee. He had set aside his medical practice to devote all of his time and energy to the pro-life cause. He died at his home in Cincinnati Friday at the age of 89.
Brother Paul, the superior of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, was a founder of Pro-Life Action Ministries and, among other things, served as board chairman of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network. He died in his sleep Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of 55.
We are thankful to God for the service both of these good men offered to the least of their brothers and sisters. We pray for their families and all who will miss them ... and most especially that the Lord will welcome them to their eternal home.
Day 7 intention
Pray that the abortionists and all workers in abortion facilities would be troubled in their souls regarding their work and would seek truth.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.
— Ephesians 4:31-32
Reflection by Carmen Pate
We see the evil and oppression in the world, the arrogance of those who mock God, the millions of innocent lives destroyed because of the greed of a few.
Our flesh tells us that we should take justice in our own hands, but instead of vengeance, the Lord calls us to love our enemy, to forgive others as we have been forgiven.
God loves the abortionist and the Planned Parenthood advocate just as much as He loves you.
It breaks His heart to see them in bondage to sin and He is giving you this opportunity to introduce them to the Savior who sets the captive free.
Though you may not experience direct interaction with these souls, your presence will not go unnoticed. Your non-verbal communications speak volumes about the God you serve.
Forgiveness is an act of obedience to God (Colossians 3:13). Forgiveness is not condoning or overlooking the wrong behavior of others, but rather it is freeing ourselves so that God can work mightily through us to touch their hearts for Him.
Let's join our hearts with His in recognizing that those in the abortion industry are not the enemy, but rather they are blinded by the enemy.
God desires that we bring them the message of truth and hope found in Christ, but the messengers He will use are those willing to forgive.
Dearest God, You tell us in Proverbs that the foolish and the wicked lack wisdom and understanding. I pray you will trouble the souls of those in the abortion industry so that they hunger for truth and cry out for freedom.
I pray that my life would reflect my redemption so others may see it and trust in You. In obedience to You, and by your grace, I choose to forgive others as you have forgiven me. In the name of Christ my Redeemer I pray, Amen.
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