From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team:
October 20th – 26th
Day 29: Wednesday, October 20th
Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I go back again. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD!
Name one thing that we have that has not been given to us by God. Our life, our friends, our possessions, and indeed our children are all gifts from God. If God had not ordained these gifts, we would never have been blessed with them. Indeed, the Lord gave, who are we to take away such a gift as a life?
Day 30: Thursday, October 21st
Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have drawn a defense against your foes, to silence enemy.
A principle once asked a group of 5th graders, when a mother and father come together, can the child created be a dog or a cat or even a gorilla? Some children looked at her strange, some shook their head as in ‘no of course not’, and one answered, ‘no, it has to be a human being.’
Day 31: October 22nd
A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.
Though our Lord in His merciful love forgives all sins, the pain and sorrow of Abortion for both women and men never go away. God forgives, but we do not easily forgive ourselves. How parents must mourn over their decisions to abort their children.
Day 32: Saturday, October 23rd
Defend the lowly and fatherless; render justice to the afflicted and needy. Rescue the lowly and poor; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
What is more lowly in power than a child. And so by Divine command we are called to render justice to those who are most lowly. Justice is not just a juridical term, rather justice calls us to give those in true need what they need. Then in justice, in giving to a lowly child what they need, we are called to give them our love, and all the protection that we can afford against abortions.
And in justice we too are called to protect the mothers. Though the proponents of abortion tell us the destructive abortive procedure is safe, many is the mother that is driven ambulatory to the hospital with their lives in danger after an abortion. Justice calls us to end this heinous procedure that is so dangerous to the mother.
Day 33: Sunday, October 24th
Woman, Behold Your Son.
In these words, hear the awesome responsibility given to a parent towards a child, and of course a child towards a parent.
Day 34: Monday, October 25th
Isaiah 49: 5:
For now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb.
How many servants of God have been lost through this insidious so-called right offered by the irrational laws allowing abortion? How many children murdered? How many men and women lost because of despair believing that God cannot forgive them of this sin?
Day 35: Tuesday, October 26th
The children in Rebekah’s womb jostled each other so much that she exclaimed, “If this is to be so, what good will it do me!” She went to consult the LORD, and he answered her: “Two nations are in your womb.”
When a baby is aborted is it not just that life that is ended but the lives of all those who would have been the progeny of that child.
Consider the dignity of all men and women before God. All these souls are assigned a majestic angel to protect them in their life’s journey. These little ones conceived in the womb are given a mighty angel to safeguard them throughout life. That is how important every soul, born and unborn, is.