16 Aug “REMEMBER The Unborn” and Their Awesome Moms
Hope everyone is having a blessed summer, running or walking during the cooler parts of the day and staying well-hydrated! We have a couple exciting races coming up, so we know many of you are currently offering up training runs for unborn children and their awesome moms, an end to abortion, and a greater respect for all human life. As we strive to build the Culture of Life every day, we thank God for the gifts of prayer, love, truth, mercy, and life!
Next on our annual race schedule is America’s Pro-Life Half Marathon/5K, co-hosted by the Vitae Foundation and LIFE Runners in Jefferson City, MO, October 24. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Pro-Life Half Marathon/5K (300 participants from 11 states), this year’s event is sure to be even bigger and more inspirational! Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to register and enjoy the beautiful race course on the Katy Trail.
As of August 15, we’re exactly three months away from our annual marathon. We had a great showing at the Air Force marathon last fall (200 LIFE Runners!), and we’re looking forward to an invigorating run and prayerful witness at the Las Vegas Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K, November 14-15. Our theme is Prayer in the Desert: “I fed you in the wilderness, in the parched land” (Hosea 13:5), with the Desert Song offering some good lyrics for reflection. See you in Vegas!
Can’t make it to Las Vegas or Jefferson City? Keep praying and running or walking for LIFE wherever you are! And save the date for the 2016 A-Cross America Relay, February 10 (Ash Wednesday) – March 20 (Palm Sunday). We’ll be running and walking north, south, east, and west – finishing in Kansas City, MO. If you can’t reach the course, you are welcome to run/walk the 5K legs remotely. It’s a real team effort to cover more than 5,500 miles in 40 days!
Have you been to the LIFE Runners gear store lately? Stock up on your REMEMBER The Unborn shirts, hats, creed cards, and more, and buy some for a friend! Shop online at the LIFE Runners gear store. Send photos of you and your friends in LIFE Runners gear to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll be posting photos on Facebook to encourage more people to sign up and REMEMBER The Unborn!
Today we pray that women will cherish the gift of motherhood, and that men will protect their families. Let us pray: “We believe in the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. We run as a Prayer, to defend children in the womb, so that they may be born and united with our Christian community. We run to build Endurance, for the race is long and we must keep our eyes fixed on You Lord. We run for Awareness, so our culture will view all human life as a reflection of Your glory Lord. We run for Charity, to provide support for mothers and fathers tempted to abort their child, and healing support for post-abortion women, men and families. We run to End abortion, for Christ died so that all may live. Guard us all, born and unborn, with Your PEACE, Lord. For in You, life is victorious. We pray and run in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen.”
Get the latest on LIFE Runners and invite your friends to join the Team at www.liferunners.org. All In Christ for Pro-Life!