From the 40 Days for Life – St. Louis Prayer Team:
October 27th – 31st
Day 36: Wednesday, October 27th
1 Peter 2:15:
For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people.
We are called as Christ’s ambassadors to do all we can to display God’s love and compassion to all involved in this horror of abortion. The story was told of how a prolife worker hugged an abortion mill owner… what power is displayed in such an act. However we are called to be his ambassadors in this crazy situation we protest, we have need to make sure that our actions ‘may silence the ignorance of foolish people.’
Day 37: Thursday, October 28th
1 Peter 2:16:
Be free, yet without using freedom as a pretext for evil, but as slaves of God.
Freedom is given to be able to choose the good. However if our love of God and our choice for God is to be truly free, true freedom must then allow for the possibility of evil. But just because we have the freedom to choose evil does not mean we should choose it. And just because men have given us freedom of law to kill children in the womb, does not mean that it is rational to do so. Just because men have given us freedom of law to murder does not mean it is sanctioned by God.
Day 38: October 29th
Thou shalt not murder/kill.
What more is to be said?
Day 39: Saturday, October 30th
Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name; your walls are ever before me.
Too many by far are the women and men who believe that they can forget their children, erase them from memory by abortion. Sacred Scripture tells us that it is rare that a mother can forget the child that took refuge in their womb. It takes love and compassion to help a mother through the hurt after they realize their mistake. And we must make it clear to these broken mothers that God still loves them and could no more forget them than they will forget their child. For their names are written in love on the Palms of the Crucified Christ, who died to redeem them.
Day 40: Sunday, October 31st
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
By the power of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, may we too, using the power of God, throw back the stone of death to the soul that is abortion, and sit on it in victory, with all of our brothers and sisters believing in the uncompromising sanctity of life. By the power of God, may we throw back the stone of death and experimentation of the unborn caused by a lack of respect, and sit on it in victory seeing the unborn as known by God before being formed in the womb, and dedicated by God before birth [see Jeremiah 1].
Amen, Amen, come Lord Jesus! May you always be victorious!
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.