08 May God and Country (Ps 79:8) by Bonnie Sabin
Remember not against us the iniquities of the past; may your compassion quickly come to us, for we are brought very low. ~ Ps 79:8
Reflection: Recently we observed the annual National Day of Prayer for the United States. There has been a call to prayer and fasting many times in our country, the first in 1775 by the Continental Congress and notably in 1863 by President Lincoln. In 1983 the first annual National Day of Prayer was held in Constitution Hall. Psalm 79 expresses our nation’s position before God.
Remember not against us the iniquities of the past; may your compassion quickly come to us, for we are brought very low. Let the prisoners’ sighing come before you; with your great power free those doomed to death. Then we, your people and the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever.
We are indeed “brought very low” with the affliction of abortion. We are “prisoners” to the extent that we are slaves to sin. Let’s be the “sheep of His pasture” and let God lead us to victory over abortion.
Challenge: As Matthew Kelly says, “Take the next step” in your walk with God. Go beyond your current comfort level. Register to run or walk 5K legs of the A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life! Order red “Freedom for All” Relay shirt now, so you have it for the July 4th kickoff.
Pray to end abortion (Creed). Witness with “REMEMBER The Unborn” gear (Order). Give jerseys to Students and Missions (once or monthly). Thank You!
Inspiration: “Whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” ~ Matthew 10:38
All In Christ,
* Bonnie Sabin is at Saint Catherine Labouré Parish in St. Louis, MO. Bonnie and her husband Ed have five grown children.