Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 11-24-2011 – by James – This Thanksgiving the women, children, families, and pro-lifers of Rockford have a lot to be thankful for. Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess 5:18
Below are just a few of the gifts and graces God has so graciously bestowed on the people of our city:
The countless babies who have been saved through the grace of God and by pro-life efforts for over 25 years.
That the Rockford abortion mill, which has been killing children for over 25 years, has finally been held accountable for at least a small portion of the crimes they commit.
The lives saved during this shutdown of the mill.
The faithful and wonderful pro-life Christians of Rockford who have persevered for so long.
That God used the vicious evil and bigotry of the abortion mill landlord to open the eyes of so many people to the sick nature of abortion.
The women and men who have been healed of abortion and now defend Christ and life.
The mobile ultrasound clinic that played a major part in saving at least 14 lives. And for the Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center that has helped countless mothers.
For every person who has stood in prayer and love in the cold, rain, snow, or heat outside of Rockford’s killing center.
That if or when the mill is allowed to reopen the Rockford pro-life community will be stronger than ever in offering love and help to mothers in need and to fight the scourge of abortion.
Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage; our food and shelter; our health; the love we have for one another; our family and friends. Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing throughout the coming year. This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen.