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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, June 27th, 2014

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“They lead my people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash” (Ezekiel 13:10).

Reflection: Late-term abortionist George Tiller tells couples who come to him to abort, “The hard part is saying goodbye to the hopes, dreams and relationships that you have with your baby.” He explains that patients may speak directly to their baby, and even has a chaplain who conducts spiritual services and baptisms for the children who are killed.

Prayer: Lord, have mercy. Move to repentance those who misuse the faith of others to justify wrongdoing, and heal all those who turn to you. Amen.

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Prayer of Thanks for our Nation’s Independence

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

​As the United States of America approaches the Fourth of July Independence Day celebration, we invite all believers to join us in saying the following prayer each day from June 26 through July 4.

God our Father, your Son Jesus spoke to us a message
of peace and taught us to live as brothers and sisters.

His message took form in the vision of our
Founding Fathers, as they fashioned a nation where all
people might live as one.

This message lives on in our midst as a task for us today
and a promise for tomorrow.

We thank you, Father, for your blessings in the past,
and for all that, with your help, we must yet achieve.

Bless our nation and bless each of us. As we thank you for
our independence, may we extend its blessings to our
youngest brothers and sisters, the children in the womb.

Hasten the day when our nation will be a
nation with liberty and justice, not just for
some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?” (Job 6:11)

Reflection: Studies have shown that those who aborted their first pregnancy were four times more likely to engage in subsequent drug or alcohol abuse than those who never had an abortion. Sometimes this behavior is aimed at dulling the pain abortion brings, or it is done because the mother feels unworthy of living any more, unworthy of being protected, safe, and healthy.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for those who are in pain and who feel unworthy of life. Reach down from heaven, heal their spirits, and give them new hope. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment” – John 16:8

Reflection: Here is the reaction of a ‘pro-choice’ person upon seeing what abortion is:  “I have looked at the pictures on this site on aborted babies and I started to cry. I have always believed in freedom of choice but after seeing this, I have to say this is just murder.”

Prayer: Lord, as you promised, your Holy Spirit teaches us about you, and helps us to see the full truth about what is right and wrong. May that Spirit reveal to our world its sin and its salvation. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“God intended it for good to accomplish … the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20).

Reflection: One of the simplest ways to stop abortions is to go to the facilities where the abortions happen and talk to the women who are walking in. This is called “sidewalk counseling.” It is legal in every state, and has saved countless lives. Training is available from pro-life organizations.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for all sidewalk counselors who are pleading for the lives of the unborn. Give them grace and wisdom, patience and perseverance. Save many lives and souls through their loving intervention, and call many others to join their ranks. Amen.

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From my Family to Yours – with Father Frank Pavone: How to Roast a Marshmallow

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Deacons for Life To Provide Networking and Encouragement

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

New York City — Deacons for Life, a national ministry which is part of the Gospel of Life/Priests for Life Family of ministries, has announced a renewed launch of its efforts to network, equip and encourage deacons in their role as heralds and servants of the Gospel of Life.

A renewed website, at DeaconsForLife.org, enables deacons to obtain resources for prayer and preaching, as well as connect with national pro-life action items. Some of the projects on the horizon include:

• National Voter Registration Sundays June 29 and July 6, to help voters prepare for the mid-term elections;
• “Turning the Hearts of Fathers,” an effort to assist Churches to proclaim healing to men affected by abortion;
• A call to the US Senate to schedule a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act;
• Preparation for the National Day of Remembrance, an observance in September by which simultaneous memorial services are held at the gravesites of aborted children.

Assisting in the leadership of this effort, along with Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, are the following deacons:

Deacon Keith Fournier
Diocese of Richmond

Deacon Dominick Pastore
Archdiocese of Detroit

Deacon Tim Kennedy
Archdiocese of Newark

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Archdiocese of Portland

For more information, see DeaconsForLife.org.

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Fr. Frank Pavone Praises New Florida Law that Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 23, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

NEW YORK, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act into law.

“This legislation is a common-sense step forward in building a culture of life, and is supported by most Americans and reflected also in federal law,” said Fr. Pavone. “The value of a child does not change depending on his or her age or size.”

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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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses” (Exodus 2:10).

Reflection: Many couples are eager to adopt children, but unable to do so, either because of burdensome laws, or because the children have been killed by abortion. The pro-life movement promotes adoption; the pro-abortion movement does everything it can to discourage it. After all, for them, every adoption is lost business in the killing centers.

Prayer: Lord, look with love on all those who seek to adopt a child. Bless them for their generous desire to give a child a loving home. Give them patience and trust in You. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Bloodshed follows bloodshed” – Hosea 4:2

Reflection: If a mother has the right to choose to kill her innocent, unwanted child, why doesn’t the child have the right to kill her innocent, unwanted mother? The deadly “logic” of putting choice above life endangers everyone. The “right to die” movement has nothing to do with people wanting to die. It has everything to do with people wanting to kill others whom they believe would be better off dead.

Prayer: Lord, I affirm today the primacy of life over choice. May every choice be guided and guarded by the immeasurable value of life. Amen.

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