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40 Days For Life - Why We Do It! - A Reflection

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: Reflections, 40DaysForLife, ProLife

40 Days For Life - Why We Do It! - A Reflection

WHY WE PRAY - A REFLECTION

Here we are

Peacefully praying and fasting for 40 Days - for Life!

Started by some college students - young people - that knew "taking life" was wrong.

Young people who started this prayer vigil to pray and fast for what is right and stand up against what is evil,

Answering a call from God to defend the innocent unborn and build a better world.

Here we are

In the greatest nation in the world and we have so many thinking they know better than God.

So many who justify that it’s okay to do whatever they want,

Indifferent to the moral teachings of Christ,

Who have no regard for innocent human life.

 

We are here

Because of how sacred LIFE is.

Babies, human beings inside their mother’s wombs who belong to God.

Our Lord who forms them and knits them together with his own hands,

Who gazes on them and knows them because he made them, and already sees in them - the adults of tomorrow!

 

We are here

Peacefully joined together in prayer to promote a culture of life and love.

Prayers for Life that rise up throughout the world!

Jesus himself showed us that prayer and fasting are the most effective forces against evil, teaching his disciples that some demons cannot be driven out except in this way.

And I recall again how those college students knew what was wrong and were inspired by the Spirit to begin this peaceful program of prayer and fasting and call it 40 Days for Life.

 

We are simply here

All together to pray to soften hearts.

The secret is to change hearts and then there won’t be any interest or need.

 

40 days.  Praying to save lives.  One baby at a time.

For more information visit NorwichDiocese.org/40DaysforLife 

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