Let's Pray for, Encourage, and Work With our New Congress!
January 3, 2017
Today is an historic day.
The US House and Senate convene in Washington, DC for the first day of the 115th Congress!
Many of these men and women have been elected through your hard work…
… and especially because you want to see them help to protect children in the womb from the violence of abortion.
So as they begin their work today, we want to do something very simple:
We want to tell every member of Congress that we are praying for them and will work with them!
At the end of this email you'll be able to sign on to a message that we will deliver to the offices of the US House and US Senate.
I will show you a special prayer I've composed for our elected officials that you can begin using today. It is available both in English and Spanish.
Remember, this is not an "us-them" adversarial relationship.
Rather, it is a "we" collaborative relationship.
Those whom we have elected have a job to do, but so do we. We don’t just sit back and watch to see if they will fulfill their promises.
We work with them to advance our common commitment to the unborn.
And when they refuse to do that, we respectfully and effectively challenge them!
That is why today is just the first step. We are pledging to pray for them and work with them.
But then we will need to stay active (and these action alerts are one way to do that) to encourage them to vote for the right legislation.
And there will be a lot of it, starting with things like
- Defunding Planned Parenthood
- Confirming Pro-life Judges to the federal courts, including the Supreme Court
- Ending all taxpayer funding of abortion
- Passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
At 8:45 this morning there was an interfaith service that members of Congress took part in on Capitol Hill.
At noon, the House will convene, the Speaker will be elected, and will then swear in all the Members simultaneously.
In the Senate, meanwhile, the Vice-President will swear in the Senators.
And then they will all begin the important work of governing.
Remember, their work does not replace ours. Leading this nation is the task of us all, and our top priority is protecting the unborn and eradicating abortion! Thank you for your commitment to this cause!
Click here to sign on to the message of encouragement for the members of the House and Senate.
And please pass this alert along to everyone you can, so that they can do the same!
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
P.S. This is the type of action that Priests for Life can take nationwide as we mobilize our movement. To help make it possible for Priests for Life to conduct campaigns such as this one, please click here and be as generous as you can.