From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team:

Daily Mediations
September 29th – October 5th

Day 8: Wednesday, September 29th
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Galatians 1:8-9:
If we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!

Veritatis Splendor: we are taught early on that people are naturally drawn to the Truth – the Gospel, and the beauty of the Gospel, and the joy of the Gospel, and so the souls we long to draw to Christ and away from the horror of abortion should see us ‘Thank God now and forever continue to thank him every day; praise him with song’, that they may see our Christian joy and be drawn to Jesus Christ.

Day 9: Thursday, September 30
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Revelation 1:
4a-6: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever (and ever). Amen.

Even in the book of Revelation that speaks of the chastisement of sinners, God’s mercy and desire that all men and women shine through.  May we always see the abortion provider, the men and women who promote and seek this violation of human dignity, as our brother and sister.  May we remember it is God’s greatest wish that they be safely brought into His Kingdom.

Day 10: Friday, October 1
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Exodus 23:20-22:
See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. Be attentive to him and heed his voice. Do not rebel against him, for he will not forgive your sin. My authority resides in him. If you heed his voice and carry out all I tell you, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.

Angels are often used by God as instruments of the Holy Spirit, and as messengers.  May we be attentive to the various inspirations and messages of God through the Holy Spirit, and His holy angels, heeding God that we may lovingly bring His merciful message of Life to those who are slaves to the Culture of Death.

Day 11: Saturday, October 2
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Acts 5:17a, 18-20:
Then the high priest rose up…, laid hands upon the apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.”

Many are resistant to the message of Life, and are willing to do much that we might lose hope.  May we realize that our ministry is protected by the Angels, who they themselves fight in the heavens for us, and thus be ready like the Apostles to go out and proclaim the Gospel of Life.

Day 12: Sunday, October 3
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Acts 12:7:
Suddenly the angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, “Get up quickly.” The chains fell from his wrists. The angel said to him, “Put on your belt and your sandals.”

Through the intercessory ministry of Angels and our prayer, may the souls of abortion workers, mothers, and fathers be released from the shackles of the Culture of Death, and brought into the life-filled, love-filled, mercy-filled Kingdom of God.

Day 13: Monday, October 4
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Acts 10:3b-5:
saw plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him, “Cornelius.” He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, “What is it, sir?” He said to him, “Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God. Now send some men to Joppa and summon one Simon who is called Peter.

Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons in our ministry to save souls.  Should God open the heart of a worker, or a mother, or a father, may we be gentle shepherds like St. Peter, and bring these men and women to Christ.

Day 14: Tuesday, October 5
From the Feast of Guardian Angels

Revelation 8:3-4:
Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a gold censer. He was given a great quantity of incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the holy ones, on the gold altar that was before the throne. The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel.

Consider the great roll of intercessory prayer throughout the History of Christendom.  If all the people in this world who claim they were proLife prayed for an end to this sorrow that kills children and kills the souls of abortion workers, mothers, and fathers who commit it, God would end this scourge to our humanity would end.  Let us, along with the angels, pray constantly that the smoke of our prayers moves our God to open the hearts of all who believe in abortion.

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