Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 1: Prepare your hearts
The biggest 40 Days for Life campaign yet is finally here ...
… and we need YOU to step forward in faith to pray and fast for an end to abortion!
40 Days for Life begins TODAY -- and continues through November 5 -- in
more than 375 locations across the United States and 24 other countries
... including multiple locations in nations such as Canada, Colombia,
Croatia, Mexico, Romania and the United Kingdom!
It's important to prepare your heart for the campaign -- this is, after
all, a spiritual battle we are entering -- so that's the topic of this
week 's edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast:
It is because of your prayers that God has provided so many blessings --
with 13,305 lives that have been saved from abortion ... 154 abortion
workers who've experienced conversions and left their jobs ... and 90
abortion centers that have closed forever after 40 Days for Life vigils
outside their doors.
Greenland, New Hampshire
We're used to seeing pictures of snow at the 40 Days for Life vigil in
Greenland. But Jackie in Greenland says this campaign kicked off "on a
sweltering, humid sunny day with temperatures rising to unseasonable
So … folks gravitated towards "the bit of shade we could find."
The rally focused on assistance available to women in unplanned
pregnancies -- "many options available free of charge in our local
pregnancy resource centers," Jackie said.
"We added the abortion pill reversal hotline to our list of resources,"
she said, and an upcoming post-abortion healing retreat was highlighted.
"The majority of cars passing buy gave positive waves and thumbs up signs," Jackie added, "which is always encouraging!"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
"We are off to a good start!" said Michele in Colorado Springs, which is beginning its 18th 40 Days for Life campaign.
"At our kickoff, we were in competition with a cement mixer that was
pouring a new sidewalk," she said. "We had a bullhorn, so we prevailed
over the noise."
On the way home, one rally participant saw a pregnant woman with a sign
asking for help. The volunteer told the woman about the local pregnancy
center and other forms of assistance that are available locally.
"It is a reminder to be aware at all times of people who are in need of help," Michele said. "Perhaps the best help isn
't giving them money, but leading them to a place in the community where they can receive ongoing support."
the trumpet in Zion! Proclaim a fast, call an assembly. Gather the
people, notify the congregation. Assemble the elders; gather the
children and the
infants at the breast … Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord,
weep and say, "Spare, O Lord, your people."
we ask for the strength, courage, wisdom, determination and stamina to
carry out this mission according to Your will. Guide us, we pray, as we
go forth and proclaim Your truth.