Day 39 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/30/21)

Matthew 11: 28-29

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.

Let Us Pray

Father, do not let us forget those women and men who are burdened with regret and sadness for having aborted their children.  We do not know what was in their hearts or their life circumstances at the time the decision was made.  Give them peace and compassion, lift their burden and most importantly, lead them to healing thru organizations such as Rachel’s Vineyard. Please bless them and heal them and let them know the comfort you always offer us, your children.

Day 38 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/29/21)

Romans 12: 6

“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them.”

Let Us Pray

Lord, let the faithful know their talents and how best to use them for your good, and in particular to fight abortion. Guide our hands and hearts to do what is needed, when it is needed. Let us know what to say to expectant mothers who are seeking counsel. Let us know what to say to our local politicians who support abortion.   Let us learn from each other and then follow in the footsteps of those that have come before us who have fought tirelessly to preserve the womb as a place of safety and peace. Help us collectively do your work. Amen.

Anita Flynn

Day 37 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/28/21)

Gen 4:8-10

Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” 

Let Us Pray

Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our “brother’s keeper.” When, due to selfish motives, we try to cast off this responsibility, please call to us to account. We would be pleasing to you and to our “brother.” Through the help and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Rev. Rob Schenck

Day 36 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/27/21)

Matthew 1:24

“When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.”

Let Us Pray

Joseph stood steadfastly beside Mary when she was found with child from the Holy Spirit.  He must have been confused and unsure until the Angel of the Lord guided him to his path as Jesus’ earthly father.  He did not leave Mary on her own or ignore the angel’s message.  He supported Mary and the child Jesus in what were very trying circumstances, especially giving birth in a manger. Lord God, please enter the hearts of the fathers of these babies who are scheduled for abortion.  Let them speak up and provide stability and support for the mothers of  their children.  It is not only women who can be scarred from aborting their own children, but men also who had hopes of fatherhood that may never be realized. We pray for all of them as a family.

Anita Flynn

Day 35 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/26/21)

Psalm 23:1-2

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.

Let Us Pray

David’s Psalm 23 imagines a tranquil setting where we will want for nothing and will be enveloped in the peace of God’s love. Dear Lord, we pray that our unborn children will all know the peace of a mother’s womb where it is quiet and restful and each receives comfort from the beat of the other’s heart.  Please remove all brutality from our world, but, in particular, that place where a child should be most safe.  We ask that you put an end to the violent deaths our children suffer through abortion, and instead let them experience the peace you have offered all the world.

Anita Flynn

Day 34 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/25/21)

Matthew 9: 37-38

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”

Let Us Pray

Lord, hear our prayers to grow the pro-life movement so that our voice can be heard powerful and strong throughout all nations.  At times it seems there are so few of us against the voices of modern society who proclaim that we want only to control women and do not want to care for their children once they are born. Let our numbers grow so our proclamations of love and assistance for these women and their families is heard loud and clear instead of being swept away in the cacophony of popular opinion.

Anita Flynn

Day 33 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/24/21)

Jeremiah, 6:15

“They are odious; they have done abominable things, yet they are not at all ashamed, they know not how to blush.  Hence, they shall be among those who fall; in their time of punishment, they shall go down, says the Lord.”

Let Us Pray

Father, please listen to our prayers for our government officials around the globe that foster abortion as a right, and a valid solution to a problem but at no time speak of the child in the womb.  We realize we are not the judge of their actions – that is your responsibility alone. But it is difficult for those of us fighting for the most vulnerable to view these men and women as God’s children too. So, we ask you to teach us how to pray for them so their minds and hearts will acknowledge all life in the womb before it is too late for their souls in eternity.

Anita Flynn

Day 32 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/23/21)

Proverbs 22:6

“Train a boy in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not swerve from it.”

Let us Pray

God, Our Father, inspire current generations to teach future generations the value of life.  Perhaps if they learn the sanctity of life when they are young, we will see abortion disappear from our landscape.   And let us, the faithful, insist with strong voices that our church hierarchies return to teaching the moral obligation of protecting these young lives in the womb, both within our classrooms and from the pulpit. How many people just do not know because they were never taught?  And bless messengers such as our Generation Life organization and all religious educators who seek to spread the word of morality to our youth.

Anita Flynn

Day 31 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/22/21)

Proverbs 31: 9

“Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the needy and poor.”

Let Us Pray

Lord, let us willingly shoulder the responsibility to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves in proclaiming their right to life.  By doing so we will be declaring that which is just and doing justice to the most vulnerable among us – our pre-born children in the womb.

Anita Flynn

Day 30 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (10/21/21)

Matthew 25:31-46

The King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

Let Us Pray

Gracious and merciful Father, we gladly embrace your Word, that counsels us to care for the least of your children, and we renew our dedication to defending the unborn and all whose right to life is compromised by our godless society’s selfish lack of concern. Free us from our own failures and sins so that we will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.

 Rev. Ben Sheldon