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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pray for Families (Embracing Life)

Dear Prayer Warriors,

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read one of the front-page headlines in USA Today: “U.S. Faces Critical Adoption Shortage”.  Could it be, I thought, that as we approach the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this month that the reporter might delve deeply into the truth?  Sadly no.  Reasons addressed were that other countries are limiting or closing their doors to U.S. adoptions, the birthrate is declining, and with the acceptance of single parenthood, fewer children are being placed up for adoption.  But how did the reporter ignore the elephant in the room?  Could a major factor in the declining birthrate be that outside of contraception, approximately 3700 babies are aborted daily in the U.S.?  And since 85% of all abortions are performed on single women, it’s not just that single women are keeping their babies, it’s that many are aborting them.  That creates a baby shortage. 

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works!  
Psalm 139: 13-14

Today, I would like to pray for the dignity of each person, from conception to natural death.  Let us pray for all parents natural or adoptive, who are open to life; May they be blessed for their loving hearts.  Let us pray that all parents will trust that the Lord will walk with them and guide them throughout their journey of parenthood.  And finally, let us pray that we do not fear “new life”, but embrace it.  

For it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6

Peace, Joy, and Love,

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