Prayer For Advent
Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people’s hearts for the coming of your Son. Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins, so that I may clearly see the way to walk, the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him, our Lord Jesus Christ. God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Need For Courage!
Richard Cardinal Cushing wrote about the church’s need for courage. He said: “If all the sleeping folks will wake up, and all the lukewarm folks will fire up, and all the disgruntled folks will sweeten up, and all the discouraged folks will cheer up, and all the depressed folks will look up, and all the estranged folks will make up, and all the gossiping folks will shut up, and all the dry bones will shake up, and all the true soldiers will stand up, and all the church members will pray up, and if the Savior of all will be lifted up … then we can have the greatest renewal this world has ever known.” By Eric S. Ritz one.sermons.com
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Dear Pro-Life Friends, We are now in the forty-first year of decriminalized abortion and over a million babies have died since last year. Euthanasia has raised its ugly head and our elderly and infirm are at risk. We are being coerced into paying for abortions through the national health care plan. Our nation has deteriorated at an alarming rate since Roe v Wade was initiated in 1973. If we continue to be apathetic, more citizens, born and unborn will die and we will have to bear the burden of participating, even unwillingly, in their demise. It’s time to speak out against the evils of abortion and euthanasia. Don’t delay, join pro-life today and work and pray to end the carnage. Web: www.ProLifeCorner.com
January 5 – “We have the inescapable responsibility to be unconditionally pro-life… We must not fear being unpopular or even fear hostility and persecution when it comes, even when it comes from within our own Catholic Church.” Pope John Paul II
January 12 – “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” He sees what we do and what we do not do to help end abortion. The only voice the preborn have is our own.
January 19 – “We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in Law.” Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Co-founder of NARAL;
January 26 – It is written in Psalms: “They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters…and the land was polluted with blood…” The innocent blood of our preborn is polluting our land through decriminalized abortion.
February 2 – Christians, like all people of good will, are not to cooperate in any practices, even if permitted by civil law, which are contrary to God’s law. Each individual in fact has a moral responsibility to inform their own individual moral conscience to what is evil and how to fight against it. Abortion is evil. Pope John Paul II
February 9 – Everyone who supported slavery was free. Everyone who supports abortion was born. “Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person” – Deuteronomy. Think of politicians and all who make money from the slaughter of the preborn.
February 16 – At an abortion clinic: What if there was no one to witness here? What if there was no one to intercede on behalf of the innocent babies moments away from certain death? What if there was no one to warn the mothers of Post Abortion Syndrome? What if there was no one to bring them to repentance and conversion? We must not abandon the babies, mothers, fathers who have participated in their baby’s death.
February 23 – “I was hungry and you did not feed Me, I was thirsty and you did not give Me to drink, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.” That is His clear word from divine revelation. On the day of judgment, do you honestly think He will not add: “I was slaughtered in an abortion clinic and you did nothing to rescue Me”?
March 2 – To say you are not called to be a voice in the abolition of abortion is to deny Christ’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves. If you could not walk past a building where you knew children were being molested inside without crying out, then how can you walk past a building where children are being ripped limb from limb without crying out? Stand up; Be a voice; abolish abortion. Bryan Kemper
March 9 – The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Pray and work to end abortion and euthanasia.
March 16 – Preborn children are God-given gifts created in the image of God and are entrusted to parents for their fulfillment to be nurtured in the worship and service of God. Pray that we, as a nation, do not continue to reject these precious gifts through abortion.
March 23 – Regarding euthanasia and abortion: If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, then we’re complicit. We must all work together to end the unrelenting attack on life in America.
March 30 – If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem. As we sleep and eat with our enemies and patronize entertainment venues that fund this killing giant (Planned Parenthood), the innocent and defenseless babies pay the ultimate price with their lives. On judgment day we will have to give a full account. Join pro-life today.
April 6 – “Nothing we do to defend the human person, no matter how small, is ever unfruitful or forgotten. Our actions touch other lives and move other hearts in ways we can never fully understand in this world. Don’t ever underestimate the beauty and power of the witness you give in your pro-life work.” Archbishop Charles Chaput
April 13 – “Let me tell you why I believe abortion is the crucial issue of our age. First, because abortion, too, is about living within the truth. The right to life is the foundation of every other human right. If that right is not inviolate, then no right can be guaranteed. Or to put it more bluntly: Homicide is homicide, no matter how small the victim.” Most Reverend Charles Chaput
April 20 – “The extermination of millions of preborn children, in the name of the fight against poverty, actually constitutes the destruction of the poorest of all human beings.” Pope Benedict XVI
April 27 – “What society would continue if it declared that it is the right of citizens to kill innocent persons by majority [vote]? In the best scenario it would be converted into a tyranny, against which upright persons would have to react, according to this advice by Gandhi: ‘As soon as one understands that obeying unjust laws is contrary to his dignity as a man, no tyranny can dominate him.’” Most Reverend Francisco Gil Hellin
May 4 – “As bad as the economy is, as bad as the war is, the destruction of innocent human life, especially in the womb, is a greater evil, and correction of this grave evil must take place. Each of us has a role in making this correction in our duties as citizens.” Bishop Samuel J. Aquila
May 11 – If a baby is not safe in his/her mother’s womb, no one is safe anymore. Terror in the womb gives birth to terror in the world. Until we stop abortion, no place in America is safe; not in our homes, schools, malls, or our churches. Pray/work to end abortion now.
May 18 – “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel. This certainly applies to abortion; the only voice the preborn have is our own.
May 25 – “It (the abortion killing center) represents a place women go and are left confused because they do not hear the truth about abortion and their choices. They are in a sense abused by the medical procedures that are performed without quality medical instructions/information. It’s a tragic place “Abby Johnson,
June 1- The only REAL controversy about abortion and euthanasia is our SILENCE. Silence implies endorsement. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those of us who look on and do nothing! We must speak out against abortion and euthanasia.
June 8 – Be not afraid! Be on fire! God is calling you to do his will.” Pray and work to end abortion and euthanasia.
June 15 – Abortion on demand has got to go, or so goes the U.S. We can see the truth of this statement by just looking at what we have become since 1973. We are but a shadow of what America was just 41 years ago. Abortion on demand is at the root of our problems.
June 22 – Abortion is the “choice” of selfishness, convenience, and murder. It is never the right “choice”.
June 29 – “The fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being… If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.” - John Calvin
July 6 – The right to life is questioned or flat out denied on the basis of majority vote or the so-called rights of women to choose to kill her own child. This is the direct result of a culture of relativism when there is no consequence for bad behavior. Believing that we can do whatever we want without any negative consequence fuels every revolt against God. Pope John Paul II
July 13 – There will be over 3,800 killed in the USA today from abortion; no flags will be lowered, no presidents crying, no media hyperventilating, just a normal day. Abortion on demand has destroyed our moral values and is destroying America.
July 20 – “The real question today is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother’s body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law–the same right we have.” Ronald Reagan
July 27 – The battle rages between virtue and vice, grace and self-will, between good and evil. We are to live UP to the standards of God, not DOWN to the standards of this world. Join the pro-life movement today and help end abortion and euthanasia.
August 3 – “Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court, or kill you.” – Pope Francis. It is imperative we stand up and be counted and be watchmen who no longer remain silent; that we take a stand against all evil and moral perversity, especially abortion and euthanasia.
August 10 – Our insanity is showing: An off duty police officer shot an elk while within a residential area. He was suspended and the neighborhood saw the event as a full-blown tragedy, calling for a candlelight vigil. Yet millions of preborn babies are aborted every year and we remain silent.
August 17 – We have suffered with abortion on demand for forty-one years. We must realize that what one generation tolerates, the next generation embraces. This has proved to be so true since we continue to abort babies with little or no remorse. It is true; every day babies die from abortion and as a nation a bit more of our moral conscience dies as well.
August 24 – RU 486? R U crazy? It hurts women and kills babies! Abortion is NOT healthcare. It is the deliberate killing of a human life. It wounds the souls of all who participate in such practices. Pray and work to end abortion now.
August 31 – Would we be more horrified with the death of the preborn if they were slaughtered by guns? We would then witness the horror of the destruction of a pregnancy and not ignore it because abortion is done in secret. A dead baby is still just as dead, regardless of how they are killed.
September 7 – 3800 surgical abortions each day; that’s a 9/11 massacre every day, 365 days a year! How can believers allow this daily carnage in our midst without lifting a finger and stay silent for 41 years? It’s never too late to join pro-life.
September 14 – 41 years of decriminalized abortion is a generation, totaling 57,000,000 dead babies and is a tragic loss to the future of our nation. “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
September 21 – “We are all complicit, every one of us in the sin of abortion. Yesterday, 3,800 babies died, today 3,800 babies will die and tomorrow 3,800 babies will die. What did you do about these babies? We need to wake up every day and ask, what more can I do? Not what can I do, but what more can I do?” Fr. Stephen Imbarrato Every day is another 9/11 in the community of the preborn.
September 28 – To end abortion and euthanasia no sacrifice is too extreme. There is no price that we can attach to a precious life. We must leave this world better than we found it, even if it costs us our lives! Abortion and euthanasia must end now.
October 5 – Lives are saved when God’s faithful sacrifice an hour or two a week to stand for those who have no voice! Unless we are there, (praying at an abortion mill) that innocent child is voiceless and defenseless and moments away from certain death.
October 12 – The war on the pre-born is the only war in which America is involved where the casualties are 100%; the baby always dies. The moms, dads, and close family members suffer physical, mental, and spiritual wounds. Pray to end this holocaust.
October 19 – It’s a nation gone mad. It seems that every crackpot group with an agenda are making claims to alleged rights and are being granted their claims by the courts or by Congress. The only legitimate Constitutional right is the right to life and it is being suppressed and attacked. “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth . . . and the right of every child to be born.”
October 26 – Let us pray for all pre-born children that their parents will have the courage to nurture the gift of life within and bring their child up to know God and love Him in this world so that they can be with Him in heaven for all eternity.
November 2 – Let us pray for all women who have lost a child due to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome,) miscarriage, or abortion. May they find God’s healing peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
November 9 – A reality of war is the MIA (missing in action), those who did not return home. In the war on the pre-born, 57,000,000 human beings are missing in action as well. They, too, did not return home. Those soldiers who did not return from war, and those pre-born who died are all a great loss to our nation and weaken us as a country.
November 16 – Pray for our political leaders that they will promote the culture of life and defend the God- given constitutionally guaranteed right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
November 23 – Please pray for those in danger of abortion. May their parents be open to the new life that God has chosen to give them, no matter the circumstances of conception. Let us pray and work to end abortion
November 30 - Silence is not an option. Complacency today will result in a position of captivity tomorrow. Do your part to help end abortion and euthanasia.
December 7 – Let all of us who profess to be Christian open our hearts to God’s grace, that we will have the courage to speak out in defense of all life, the pre-born, the sick and elderly who are in danger of abortion, and euthanasia. May God have mercy on us.
December 14 – We should know by now, 3800 babies die each day from surgical abortion. But tens of thousands of babies die each day due to chemical abortions, the majority of which are caused by the so-called “pill” which is an abortifacient. Many women on the pill have an abortion early on in their pregnancy and are not even aware of this tragic event.
December 21 – As we celebrate Christ coming into the world as a child let us pray that all women who are pregnant this Christmas season will be open to God’s gift of life so that he/she can be born into this world and thus be able to know Christ and help build His kingdom here on earth.
December 28 – “The only differences between the Herod of old and the Herods of today are in the weapons used and the number of victims. Herod used swords and spears to kill the Holy Innocents. Today’s Herods use abortion, “The Pill” and other chemical weapons; whereas Herod killed a relatively small number of babies, today’s Herods have butchered literally hundreds of millions … with no end in sight!” Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbul