Sunday, January 22, 2006

Abortion: Reflection and Prayer

From The New York Times:

"ON THIS DAY -On Jan. 22, 1973, in its Roe vs. Wade decision, the Supreme Court legalized abortions, using a trimester approach. "

Thirty-three years later, perhaps forty million abortions later, we stand as a nation guilty before a holy and Almighty God. We are guilty of neglecting and even killing "the least of these," the most vulnerable among us. May God have mercy on us and may God bring restorative justice to the land. May Christians, the people who are taught to believe that all humans bear the image of God (Genesis 1:26), rise to the challenge by teaching and preaching the truth about abortion. May we rise to the challenge to pray that Judge Samuel Alito may be confirmed to the Supreme Court, since his philosophy of law (is constitutional and) would thus likely turn back Roe vs. Wade if given a chance. May be counsel people to honor and protect unborn life. May be give our time and money to that great end. And may we offer forgiveness through our loving Savior for those who have performed and had unnecessary abortion performed on them. May they repent, be forgiven, and be restored to newness of life in Jesus Christ. Amen

1 comment:

BJS said...

A solemn Amen to your prayer.

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Here are some sobering facts to remember on this most sorrowful of anniversaries:

-- 1 out of every 4 deaths in America is an American Abortion.

-- Half of the deaths in the world are from abortions.

-- Abortion is the leading cause of death in the world. It kills as many people as ALL of the other causes of death combined.

-- We have lost more Americans through abortions (64 times more) than we did in all of our wars (12 wars) combined.

I echo your prayer for God's mercy upon us. How have we let this happen? We pray for justice and mercy.