DAY 17: Prayer outside an abortion clinic is never boring!
40 days for life London Autumn 2011
Praying outside an abortion clinic is NEVER a boring place.
It can lead to incredible encounters where lives are changed, hearts transformed and amazing blessings and graces are encountered!
See Catholic Herald article here and blog post here. The streets are also our media where many people can be reached to build a growing consciousness of the humanity of the unborn child!
Please FERVENTLY pray and fast during this campaign to help save lives and inspire others with a positive and upbeat message to build a culture of life!
Day 17 - October 14
May all understand more deeply that the pro-life message is rooted in the two basic truths of life:
There is a God;
He isn't me
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
-- Genesis 2:7
From the beginning of the Bible until the end, the theme is echoed that God alone has dominion over human life. He made it; shared it; died to save it; will raise it up forever. The act of creation described in Genesis 2:7, and earlier in Genesis 1:26-27, is a sovereign act. God did not have to do it, and would have been happy forever without us. Yet without our asking for it or earning it, God brought us out of nothingness and into life, and sustains our existence at every moment. And He does so in Christ. "For by Him all things were created...in Him all things exist" (Colossians 1:16-17).
"You are not your own," Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 6. God alone owns us. While He entrusts us to the care of one another, He does not allow any human being to own another. A Southern California abortionist, James McMahon, once explained how he justified killing children after 20 weeks gestation by partial-birth abortion. He did not deny that this was a child, but rather asked, "Who owns the child? It's got to be the mother." The struggle over abortion is really a struggle over the dominion of God. The Christian individual, and the Christian Church, cannot sit idly by when others declare that God is not God.
Lord, we are yours. Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life. Thank you for claiming us as your own. May our words and actions in defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices. We pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
Pro life quote of the day:
"The world is in dire need of creative extremists." (Martin Luther King Jr).