Good Friday is one of the holiest days for on the Christian calendar. It’s the day that Jesus Christ gave His life to ransom us from sin and condemnation. When we repent of our sins and accept Him as Savior, we inherit the gift of eternal life. “For God so loved the world that He have His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
For over two decades, the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition organized a Good Friday observance to reflect and pray upon the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Warminster Planned Parenthood. We gathered in front of Planned Parenthood in large numbers. 2020 is the first year that Gov. Wolf’s executive order limited our gathering to 10 participants.
Below is a statement from Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition. It concerns Gov. Wolf’s executive order restricting the number of Christians at events and worship services.
“Christians have always observed Good Friday as one of our high holy days. By no means should our religious liberty be infringed upon by government, social or secular interests.”
Each year, as we stand in solemn prayer and contemplation of Jesus’ crucifixion and death on the cross, we also remember the lives of unborn babies who were killed at the Warminster abortion site. We pray for their moms left with deep regret and suffer in silence and those involved in abortion. There’s no sin that His blood cannot cleanse and forgive. His Resurrection conquered death. He transforms lives of those who believe in Him.
The following is a recap of Good Friday’s Prayer Service at Planned Parenthood, Warminster PA.
It was cold and windy on Good Friday morning at Warminster Planned Parenthood. The wind gusts were so strong, many struggled to stand upright. A seminary student volunteered to hold the cross during our prayer service.
Twenty pro-life prayer warriors came to join in the solemn Good Friday prayer service. Ten stood in front of Planned Parenthood and the remaining pilgrims took their places on the other side of Louis Drive.
Participants took turns in reading the stations of the cross. Rev. George Xenophontos, Pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church read scriptures from the Gospel of John and shared a pro-life message about the passion of Jesus.
The Good Friday service ended with a Prayer to End Abortion followed by the hymn “Were you there When They Crucified My Lord”
Prayer to End Abortion
Father Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
“Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9