Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Praying to End Abortion ~ #9DaysforLife

Praying to End Abortion ~ #9DaysforLife
The U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade & Doe v. Bolton made abortion on demand the law of the land 44 years ago on January 22, 1973.

We mark that anniversary with sadness, but also with renewed resolve to pray & work for the protection of life ... from conception to natural death.

Watch the U.S. bishops' invitation to #9DaysforLife!
Taken from the loft at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington_ DC.
Thousands of pilgrims pray for the protection of human life.
National Prayer Vigil for Life
& Other Roe v. Wade Events
 >> Please note the dates this year! <<

Due to the presidential inauguration, events marking the Roe anniversary are a few days later than usual...

#9DaysforLife: A Digital PilgrimageSaturday (1/21) ~ Sunday (1/29)
Join thousands of "virtual" pilgrims
in prayer and action cherishing life!

There are FOUR ways to get the daily novena prayers & suggested actions (English or Spanish):
1.  Smartphone app: Android & iPhone
2.  Send 9DAYS or 9DIAS to 55000 to get texts {opt-in terms}.
3.  Subscribe to e-mails.
4.  Follow along on social media: our People of Life Facebook event / Twitter @USCCB Instagram @USCCB
Read & share Anne McGuire's column for even more ideas on how to participate this year:

Talk it over: How do you & your family/friends plan to join?
Once you decide, share it with others!
Hope & Healing After Abortion

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

For those who have been involved in an abortion, Roe v. Wade events can bring to mind painful memories. Consider incorporating intercessory prayers for them in your personal devotions & local events. 

Project Rachel is ready to care for those who are hurting. To contact a local Project Rachel Ministry, visit the "Find Help" map & click on your state. Or call the nationwide toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673).