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Responding to Election Results, Evangelist Alveda King asks: “What’s Next?”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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Staten Island, New York – “O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” Psalm 47:1

Amidst shouts of “we did it” in the victory of Mr. Donald Trump and others elected last night; and for some tears of frustration that some not so favorite candidates won and their favorites lost in the presidential, senate, house and gubernatorial bids, there is a voice calling from Heaven’s courts: “Come together in Agape Love for as the “One Blood” of Acts 17:26.”

“Shout to the LORD, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the LORD, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice and the nations with fairness.” Psalm 97

Let’s remember that God has the final say in who ascends to seats of power and who does not. God has decided the outcome. “We the People” have voted in 2016, advancing a shift for the sanctity of life, family and community. The election is over. Now what?

“Everyone must submit to governing authorities; for all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.” Romans 13:1-2

For “in spirit and in truth” Christians what happens moving ahead is our focus. Yesterday is now history.

At the turn of the century, America faced a crossroads. What would the new millennium bring to us? In many ways, for the first decade and subsequent years, until yesterday, America was embroiled in civil unrest. Infractions on moral values were strained past a point of endurance. Economic upheaval threatened to topple our economy. Racial tensions mounted. War loomed over our nation, threatening our very existence. That too is now history. Right now today, it is time to appeal to God for the healing of our nation. Men and women in leadership and all of the people in this nation and around the world do not have the power to accomplish this feat alone. Yet: “With God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

The spiritual community must now keep praying, listening to and following, and obeying God. No matter what humans say, God has allowed Mr. Trump to rise thus far. What happens next is up to God.

“Don’t be misled [deceived] –you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest [reap] what you [sow] plant.” Galatians 6:7

Finally, we must always remember that no human can save America or the world. Only the God of John 3:16 can do that! More will be revealed in the days ahead. During this shift of power, please pray for a peaceful transition among the governing branches of America and the world. Please pray that the people of faith in the God of Heaven and Earth become more committed in prayer and obedience to God.

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Viewing the Election from a Prophetic Vantage Point

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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While Christian leaders are still taking sides in the current elections there is yet a non-partisan place in the spirit where we can speak justice and mercy to all, including to all candidates.

Open letters are useful from various vantage points. I’ve signed a few myself.

We need help.

Speaking prophetically:

Consider Vashti and Esther:
Two women, living in a system of female oppression in a harem. When married to the king, they responded to a crisis from two vantage points. We learn from Vashti that indignation without prayer ends in short-circuited justice. Vashti responded with emotions. Esther prayed and sought divine solutions, and won justice for herself and her people.

Consider Sarah and Hagar:
A wife and concubine in competition started the longest family feud in history. While both of their sons by Abraham received God’s blessing, the battle over being the bloodline for the earthly entry of the Messiah has caused a rift that needs the healing power of Agape.

A Civil Rights Lens:

Consider Michelle and Hillary:

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As the daughter of former slaves and a daughter of former slave owners, they embrace the pro- abortion agenda. It’s no coincidence that they are married to two of America’s most powerful icons.

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” MLK (sons and daughters/humanhood – One Blood/Acts 17:26)

Yet how can the dream survive if we murder the children? As we connect the dots, racism, reproductive genocide, poverty and sexual perversion are common enemies that must be defeated.

In this election cycle we are coming full circle, facing a deep wound in the wombs of the women of America. The Barren and Post-Abortive Woman, Vashti and Hagar must be healed; and Queen Esther and Sarah must fast and pray as America returns to God.

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. – Isaiah 54

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called… Isaiah 54

The struggle now is to rise above the emotional fray and pray according to this excerpt from Charisma Magazine:

[We as] “Christians are not given the option of letting their [our] disagreement with their [our] political leaders prevent [us] them from praying for those leaders. The apostle Peter wrote that believers are to “submit yourselves to every human authority for the Lord’s sake, whether it be to the king, as supreme, or to governors, as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and to praise those who do right. … Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king” (1 Pet. 2:13-14, 17).

Similarly, Paul wrote to Timothy, “Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Tim. 2:1-3).

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Easter 4:14

Where are the prophetic voices that rise above politics? The generations now and ahead are hanging in the balance:

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you.” Isaiah 54

The struggle continues. With repentance; forgiveness one to another and for ourselves; and faith, Agape Love, we shall overcome. Pray for America.

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An urgent Election message from Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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Don’t vote for sin!

“Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced [leaders] men, and I will appoint them as your heads.” Deuteronomy 1:13

Dear Brothers and Sisters, you are in our prayers at Civil Rights For The Unborn. In regards to your many inquiries regarding your important choice for voting this year, here are some links for your attention. There’s more information available at Priests for Life and Civil Rights for the Unborn. Please review and sign our open letter!

As you know, it’s so important that we always embrace the sanctity of life. One way to do that is to vote Prolife in every election.

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“Give us the ballot and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights …
“Give us the ballot and we will no longer plead to the federal government for passage of an anti-lynching law …
“Give us the ballot and we will fill our legislative halls with men of good will …
“Give us the ballot and we will place judges on the benches of the South who will do justly and love mercy …
“Give us the ballot and we will quietly and nonviolently, without rancor or bitterness, implement the Supreme Court’s decision of May 17, 1954.” — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We Have The Ballot. Now what? Pray for America and let’s Vote For Life!

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19

God bless you in the days ahead.

Evangelist Alveda King

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Priests for Life Supports International Week of Prayer and Fasting October 2-10

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Date: October 3, 2016

Contact: Leslie Palma
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Priests for Life is once again pleased to support and promote the International Week of Prayer and Fasting, taking place from October 2-10, 2016. This event implores the Lord, especially through the Rosary, for the conversion of all nations, the building of a culture of life, and for peace and mercy upon the world.

Father Stephen Imbarrato, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, will speak at the all-day Eucharistic Prayer Vigil on Monday, Oct. 10 that will be the culmination of the week. The vigil will take place in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located at 400 Michigan Ave. NE.

“No protest will be successful without prayer, so I am grateful to be speaking at this Eucharistic Vigil,” said Father Imbarrato, whose bishop gave him permission to do full-time pro-life work with Priests for Life in 2015. “Prayer is the cornerstone of the pro-life movement.”

Maureen Flynn, chairwoman of the organizing coalition, came up with the idea for a day of prayer when she saw a television news story about grandmothers who brought their grandchildren to a pro-abortion event. She spoke with a friend, John Down, who said a day of prayer wouldn’t be enough to counter the culture of death – a week of prayer and fasting would be necessary. The first event took place in 1989.

Priests for Life National Director Father Frank Pavone has been involved in the week since he was first invited to speak in 1996.

“This week of prayer and fasting – when we pray for our nation and our world and a culture of life – is particularly vital this year as we prepare to elect a new president,” Father Pavone said. “This election will deeply impact our pro-life efforts, so we must pray that all Americans vote, and vote correctly.”

Among the other speakers at the Eucharistic Vigil will include New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, who is a pro-life champion in Congress and with whom Priests for Life has collaborated on many projects. Marie Smith, his wife, is a member of the Pastoral Team of Priests for Life and heads up the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, working with legislators worldwide to advance the culture of life.

For more information on this week’s events, visit www.iwopf.org

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Priests for Life’s Fr. Imbarrato to speak at Oct. 7 National Rosary Rally

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Date: September 27, 2016

Contact: Leslie Palma
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — At ElectionPrayer.com, Priests for Life has enlisted the nation’s pro-life believers in a campaign to pray for the nation as we prepare to elect a new president.

“In just a few weeks we will choose a new president, and that person will determine the course of the United States for generations to come,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “Praying together as a community of believers is one of the most important things we can do as we prepare for Election Day.”

In a related prayer campaign, Priests for Life Pastoral Associate Father Stephen Imbarrato will lead the Joyful Mysteries during a National Rosary Rally beginning at noon on Oct. 7 at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool.

The rally is the culmination of the 54 Day Novena for Our Nation that began Aug. 15.

Father Imbarrato has been an organizer of the novena and rally. As a full-time member of the Priests for Life team, he is one of the nation’s most outspoken advocates for the unborn. Prior to joining Priests for Life in 2015, he founded several pro-life organizations in Albuquerque, where he continues to live and which he describes as “the late-term abortion capital of the United States.”

Also known as the “protest priest,” Father Imbarrato knows the importance of prayer. He wrote a special prayer for the event, and during the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, he will pray for intentions that include that mothers and fathers will stop aborting their pre-born children; that our government and fellow citizens will come to recognize the personhood of the child in the womb; that laws will be enacted to protect the unborn, the elderly and the weak, and that government and church leaders will be emboldened to speak out on behalf of the culture of life.

“These prayer efforts — the 54 Day Novena for Our Nation, the National Rosary Rally, and ElectionPrayer.com, come at a critical time of crisis in our country,” Father Imbarrato said. “I cannot think of a more powerful response on the part of Catholics than to pray, fast and come together for the conversion of our nation.”

For more information on the Rosary Rally, go to www.NovenaForOurNation.com. The U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool is at 3rd St. SW, between Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive NW.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Candidates and Viewers Need Prayer Prep for Tonight’s Debate

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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Today, as the first round of the U. S. general election presidential debates approaches, two parties will be represented on stage tonight. Which party will champion all human life from the womb to the tomb?

As the candidates go through their preparation regiments for tonight’s battle, we need to prepare to listen without having our feelings prevent us from hearing truth.

This cannot be a personality contest or an emotional who owes us an apology exercise. We can’t afford to be distracted by division.

We, the Acts 17:26 “One Blood, One Human Race” family must unite in prayer so that God will heal our nation!

“We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is now time to consider the platforms. Which candidate will promote justice, safety, and human dignity for all Americans, in the womb, after birth and throughout their lives?

Please join and support this urgent prayer appeal by praying with us the Election Prayer for Life.

Also, please agree with me in prayer at https://youtu.be/52KilPf3q3M and sign this Open Letter, YOU NEED TO VOTE.

Also, since the African American community is in the spotlight during this election cycle, you might find this Town Hall Meeting of interest.

Finally, as we prepare to view tonight’s debate, pray for the candidates and continue to support us as we PRAY FOR AMERICA.

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Alveda King, Naomi King: De-sanctification of Human Life at Core of America’s Crime Crisis

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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Mrs. Naomi King, wife of Rev. A.D. King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and mother of Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn with Priests for Life, was recently vandalized at her senior citizens’ residence in Atlanta, GA. Along with Mrs. Naomi King’s, cars of other residents were vandalized, with windows bashed in, and possessions rifled in the car. On October 9, 2015 Mrs. King experienced a similar attack where a teenager approached her car, demanded her keys, and punched her in the face repeatedly when she refused to get out of the car or give up the vehicle.

Mrs. King is a voice for civil rights and justice. She loves Jesus Christ. Today, she and her daughter Alveda are advocates for the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. They agree that a disregard for the sanctity of human life is at the core of America’s violent crime crisis.

Quoting Saint Mother Teresa, Alveda explains: “What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”

In 1951 Mrs. Naomi was faced with an unexpected pregnancy. She was offered a “choice” by the then “Birth Control League” that would become “Planned Parenthood.” The offer was for a “procedure for a mysterious female ailment,” a D&C which would have eliminated everything in Naomi’s womb.

Naomi went to her future father-in-law, Martin Luther King, Sr., who prophetically described the baby he’d seen in a dream three years prior. Naomi didn’t abort that baby; Alveda. As a result, Evangelist Alveda King is a voice for life today.

Paraphrasing words from her brother-in-law, Mrs. Naomi says: “When we do not value the human personality then our society is in trouble.” She also urges in an open letter: “Our God, who is loving and merciful gave you life and gifts. Are you thankful?”

Naomi’s love of God, grace and beauty, earned for her the title “The Butterfly Queen. “I’m so glad I chose life for my angel daughter Alveda,” she said.

Evangelist Alveda loves her mother and is grateful for her life. She prays for a “cease fire” in America’s abortions, crime and violence; and concludes urging everyone: “Pray for America and vote pro-life.

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Priests for Life Launches Nine-Week Election Novena Today

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced that today begins a nine-week novena that focuses on the 2016 elections.

“For nine weeks before Election Day” Father Pavone said, “Priests for Life calls upon believers to participate in an Election Novena. In this prayer campaign, we pray that we will choose wisely and that God’s people may not vote simply according to party loyalty or self interest, but rather, according to principle and the Word of God.”

The novena prayer can be found at www.ElectionPrayer.com. “The prayer is both nonpartisan and nondenominational.”

“When God judges nations,” Father Pavone said, “he does not necessarily send down fire and brimstone. Rather, he simply leaves us to endure the consequences of our own choices.”

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While All Not Endorsing, We Should All Be Praying and Voting

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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In 2007, during the Presidential elections of the United States, I endorsed my last candidate, Governor Sam Brownback. When he left the campaign, I was about to endorse another candidate, Governor Mike Huckabee. Just as I was about to press the “send” button on the release, I was impressed to read my Bible. During those moments, it was as if God was speaking to my heart. “Stop endorsing, and start praying.”

Having been elected to office in the Georgia House of Representatives during the 1970’s and 1980’s, I understood the importance of political endorsements. I still do. So, for many years, especially since the time that God impressed me to pray for all candidates, and vote for the platforms that are closest to my heart and His Word, I have been voting prolife and pro-America. Messages like the sanctity of life, reconciliation of the one blood, the one human race; the sanctity of procreative monogamous; social economic justice; equal education rights; constitutional rights, and so much more continues to resonate in my heart as I prepare to vote.

This year, during this important election, with a clear conscience, I am honoring my commitment to God to spend more time in prayer, rather than endorsing any candidates. Some are texting and posting that this is lack of courage. Believe me, it takes quite a bit of courage to stand up to the pressure of not endorsing, even to the point of being called a coward. However, I still love everyone, and I still love America.

I encourage you to view the video of Pastor Will Bates of Living Faith Christian Church in Baton Rouge, and my video at Fox Business News.

Pastor Bates and I have something in common; he took his daughter to her first protest, my daddy Rev. A. D. King took me to mine; The Children’s March in Birmingham, Alabama. I have been peacefully protesting every since.

I pledge allegiance to the Kingdom of God, with a burning desire to be that city/nation on a hill, shining light to the world. I sing our National Anthem with gratitude, believing for that day when we can truly be one nation under God. May God bless us all!

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Priests for Life leading prayer efforts in advance of Election Day

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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Date: August 10, 2016

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NEW YORK — With less than 100 days to go before the presidential election, Priests for Life is leading and participating in numerous prayer efforts to beg God’s help in steering the United States off its pro-death trajectory.

Priests for Life founded the Vote Pro-Life Coalition, a wide-ranging group of national ministries working together to advance non-partisan activities to help pro-life voters engage the electoral process in an informed and responsible way.
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, also has written “An Election Prayer for Life” (www.ElectionPrayer.com) and is asking people to pray it daily between now and Nov. 8, Election Day.

“To believers, prayer campaigns aren’t seen as passive activities that likely won’t bear fruit,” Father Pavone said. “Prayer is the foundation of everything we do in the pro-life movement, and we will not be successful in turning our nation around without it.”

Priests for Life also supports the first-ever Novena for Our Nation, a 54-day prayer event that will begin Aug. 15 and culminate with a Rosary Rally in Washington, D.C., on October 7. Priests for Life Pastoral Associate Father Stephen Imbarrato – the “Protest Priest” — is on the organizing committee for this initiative and will speak at the closing day Rosary Rally in front of the U.S. Capitol.

“We just witnessed a political convention where a woman was cheered for saying she had an abortion, and the most abortion-friendly political platform in our history was adopted,” Father Imbarrato said. “Clearly we are a nation in need of healing.”

Priests for Life is also asking believers to join the organization in praying an Assumption Novena that began Aug. 7 and concludes Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption.

“The world needs the Assumption,” Father Pavone said. “Mary’s share in Christ’s victory, body and soul, over death, is a sign of the ultimate victory of life in which we are all called to share.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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