27 Jan Psalm 51:3 (Bloody Sunday)
“Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love; in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions.” ~ Psalm 51:3 (full readings)
Steve’s Reflections: This past Monday, LIFE Runners teammates and I took part in the annual March for Life on Capitol Hill, bringing to Light the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Nellie Gray, the founder of March for Life, implored us at the first annual Law of Life Summit and again at the mini-Rally (on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday) that as long as we accept the unjust law of Roe v. Wade, we have the blood of 53 million innocents on our hands. Each day we wake up another 3,000 die because of this unjust law. Sunday marked the 39th anniversary of that unjust law, Roe v Wade…Bloody Sunday. St. Louis Archbishop Carlson implored 1,600 youth that Monday morning to offer up the sacrifices of their pilgrimage for the unborn – “Are you hungry? Tired?”, he asked. “Good!” he exclaimed…all the more redemptive sacrifice for the unborn. We are on a pilgrimage and our country needs the mercy of God for we have 53 million transgressions growing by over 3,000 each day. May God in His merciful love and abundant compassion blot out our transgressions and end abortion in 2012.
* Today’s picture is of Pat Castle, co-founder of the LIFE Group (seen to the right in blue with hand raised), leading the March for Life mini-Rally in prayer as he shared the LIFE Runners Creed and called down the “Blood of the Lamb” as a hope-filled blessing on the White House (seen in the background). Video. Photos.
Faith Challenge: Never give up on the end to abortion…pray and make sacrifices for the unborn, their families, and the leaders of our country that one day Roe v. Wade may be struck down.
Sr. Francelle’s Devotion: Family
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now. >
Saint of the Day: St. Angela Merici (d. 1540)
Faith Quote: “The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies…If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory.” ~ Blessed Pope John Paul II
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (and family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.