12 Jan Sat, 12 Jan (1 John 5:14)
We have this confidence in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14
Devotion snippets: “We have this confidence because we believe that God loves us. Without this, prayer would make no sense at all. How do we know that our prayer is in accordance with His will? (see Luke 22:41-42)” by Fr. Ken Grabner
Defending the Unborn: Joe Hourigan and I prayed the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy with 31 other Christians in front of the local abortion clinic this morning (occurs every Saturday). On the way to the clinic, we were strengthened by the song, “Word of God Speak” by Kutless (google the lyrics). As evil is often disguised, we drove right by the abortion clinic (no big neon sign stating that children were being killed). However, when 33 Christians were praying in front of the building, the clinic stood out, as several passing cars either cheered or cursed us. This is powerfully analogous to our call to bring light to the darkness. My heart hurt to see two moms bring their young daughters to the clinic to kill their grandchildren. We prayed for them, aware of the serious consequences of abortion. The Right to Life ministry affords us opportunities to help save physical and spiritual lives. A pro-life rally is happening at 1:30 PM, Sat, 19 Jan at the Denver capitol steps, followed by a march. Project Rachel is a ministry that offers healing and hope to those grieving after abortion (www.hopeafterabortion.com/). Please take a look at the many suggestions that Focus on the Family provides on how to “be a voice for life” (http://www.heartlink.org/beavoice/). If we all pray and do even something small, we will become a big voice! Please reply or use the blog to comment on this devotion, regarding your own experiences defending the unborn.
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Through Christ Our Lord,