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.
Friday, March 9, 2018
40 Days For Life: DAY 24: A few good nuns
Dear Deacon John,
There is a good reason why prayer and fasting are the foundations of 40 Days for Life – spiritual warfare.
Abortion is evil. It is a barbaric attack on both body and soul of everyone involved.
We don't talk about it often ... but we know of instances where protesters have brought satanic images – and even prayed to the devil.
After a man and woman had dropped off a friend for an abortion at Planned Parenthood in Manhattan's Margaret Sanger Square, they decided to harass vigil participants by cursing at them.
They also said they were casting a spell.
As they continued swearing ... a woman left Planned Parenthood and went straight to one of the volunteers.
"Do you have information for people who want to keep their babies?" she asked. "I’m going to keep my baby. I hate that place. I want my baby!"
Of course, the vigil participants immediately offered to help, and put the young woman in touch with the Sisters for Life, who operate houses for women keeping their babies.
"Amid all the chaos," the volunteer said, "God works."
God works indeed ... and He knew that on this day, a woman would need the help of a few good nuns.
Encouraging news from the 40 Days for Life vigil in Indianapolis!
While driving out of Planned Parenthood, a young man stopped to speak with the sidewalk counselor. He said his girlfriend was in the car behind him ... and they were not going to have the abortion.
"I'm a believer in Jesus," he said, "and I just can't do it."
"Your prayers made a difference," said Sheryl in Indianapolis. "Seeing you outside praying allowed this young man to remember his values and find the courage to support his girlfriend in choosing life."
Denver team members say their 40 Days for Life vigil takes place outside the second largest Planned Parenthood abortion center in the United States.
At the mid-point rally in Denver, "multiple carpools brought people who would not otherwise been able to join us in prayer," said one of the team leaders. "We welcomed members of many churches."
One of those churches is now planning to adopt a day to pray outside Planned Parenthood.
Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.
-- Nehemiah 1:10-11
We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.