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.