WASHINGTON, D.C. — The month of January marks 40 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision, and the national prayer service to mark the occasion has been announced. The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers promises to be the largest interdenominational prayer service being held in conjunction with this commemoration.
A larger venue was chosen this year to accommodate what is anticipated will be the biggest turnout ever for the service.
“This prayer service always re-energize and re-focuses our pro-life movement,” said Father Frank Pavone, president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, which is organizing the event along with Priests for Life, the National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill, and Faith and Action. Fr. Pavone will deliver the sermon at the service.
The National Memorial will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 25, at Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St.). This is the same day as this year’s March for Life, which will begin a few hours after the service.
“After 40 years of legal abortion, and the misery it has brought to untold millions of American women, men and families, we want to have one of the largest expressions ever of communal repentance and fervent intercession for an end to abortion in our nation,” said Father Pavone. “Everyone in D.C. for the March should make an effort to attend this service.”
A host committee of key religious leaders has been assembled, and more information about the service can be found at NationalPrayerService.com.
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.