Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …because of Roe vs. Wade, abortion is a settled issue.

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Roe v. Wade must be reversed” (US Bishops, “A Matter of the Heart”).

Reflection: Some are fond of saying that because of Roe vs. Wade, abortion is a settled issue. But it is no such thing. Roe v Wade did not “settle” abortion any more than the Dred Scott decision “settled” slavery, or the “Plessy v Ferguson” decision “settled” segregation. Those evils were defeated precisely because we are a nation that thirsts for equality and justice, and that thirst cannot be quenched or extinguished by a Supreme Court decision.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the vigor you inspire in your people to resist injustice. Let that vigor grow! Amen!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Human law is always subject to Divine law …

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“For here we have no lasting city, but we are seeking the one that is to come” (Hebrews 13:14).

Reflection: The Church has always held that the State does not contain the fullness of human hope or embrace the totality of human existence. The State rather, exists for the human person, not the other way around. That is why governments either have to protect human rights, or have to be reformed. Human law is always subject to Divine law; only the latter can claim our absolute obedience.

Prayer: Lord, as I strive for my heavenly home, I thank you for my earthly home; may I work to improve it. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: … forms of violence against human life and dignity.

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“They do more harm to those who practice them than to those who suffer from the injury” (Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 27).

Reflection: This quote from Vatican II is speaking about abortion, euthanasia, genocide, and various other forms of violence against human life and dignity. It obviously calls for a deep concern for the welfare of those who carry out these activities. Such people distort their own humanity and jeopardize their salvation. The Church seeks both the protection of the victims and the salvation of the perpetrators.

Prayer: Lord, have mercy on those who carry out practices against human life and dignity. Convert, heal and save them. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: … we pray for the frightened mothers.

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“As for Mary, she treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

Reflection: The Rosary has conquered many enemies, and many pray it in front of abortion mills. As we acknowledge Jesus as the fruit of Mary's womb, we stand to pray for our brothers and sisters who are being torn from the wombs of their mothers. As we honor the greatest mother, we pray for the frightened mothers. As we worship God who was an unborn child, we proclaim the image of God in every unborn child.

Prayer: Mary, our Mother, bring us Jesus yet again; lead us to his victory over all forms of death. Amen.

AMAZING Video of young girl who memorized Hebrews Chapter 11!

AMAZING Video of young girl who memorized Hebrews Chapter 11!

AMAZING Video of young girl who memorized Hebrews Chapter 11!

While Speaking at the Night Vision Festival in Olathe, Colorado, I ran into this precious little girl named Ariana. She wanted to recite The Entire Chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews (I only started recorded at verse 5), FROM MEMORY! Watch and enjoy as Ariana enthusiastically proclaims this Bible Chapter and please share it with your friends to brighten their day! The Text of the Bible Chapter she is reading is below for you to read if you wish, as well as a prayer.

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Hebrews Chapter 11:

1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 
2For by it the men of old received divine approval. 
3 By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear. 
4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received approval as righteous, God bearing witness by accepting his gifts; he died, but through his faith he is still speaking. 
5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God. 
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 
7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, took heed and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; by this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith. 
8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go. 
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 
10 For he looked forward to the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 
11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. 
12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.
13 These all died in faith, not having received what was promised, but having seen it and greeted it from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 
14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 
16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. 
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son, 
18 of whom it was said, "Through Isaac shall your descendants be named." 
19 He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead; hence, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
20 By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. 
21 By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his burial. 
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king's edict. 
24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 
25 choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 
26 He considered abuse suffered for the Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked to the reward. 
27 By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. 
28 By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the first-born might not touch them. 
29 By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land; but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. 
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. 
31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given friendly welcome to the spies. 
32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets-- 
33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 
34 quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 
35 Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. 
36 Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. 
37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated-- 
38 of whom the world was not worthy--wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 
39 And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, 
40 since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

A Prayer for our Nation as we Prepare to Elect our Leaders

In preparation for Election Day, Priests for Life calls upon believers to say
this "Election Prayer" each day.
Click below to let us know of your participation.Ministries, organizations and churches
may also co-sponsor this effort. Let us know in the form below.
O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord,
Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments.
We thank you for the privilege
Of being able to organize ourselves politically
And of knowing that political loyalty
Does not have to mean disloyalty to you.
We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged
And recognized as higher than any human law.
We thank you for the opportunity that this election year puts before us,
To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote,
But to influence countless others to vote,
And to vote correctly.
Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they be politically active.
Awaken your people to know that they are not called to be a sect fleeing the world
But rather a community of faith renewing the world.
Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer
Are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth;
That the same eyes that read your Word
Are the eyes that read the names on the ballot,
And that they do not cease to be Christians
When they enter the voting booth.
Awaken your people to a commitment to justice
To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life,
And to the truth that human rights begin when human lives begin,
And not one moment later.

Lord, we rejoice today
That we are citizens of your kingdom.

May that make us all the more committed
To being faithful citizens on earth.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rev. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
ElectionPrayer.com

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth…

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28).

Reflection: The single largest destroyer of human life in our nation and in the world is not poverty or AIDS; it is not heart disease or cancer; it is not terrorism or war. It is abortion. Some 50 million children around the world are killed each year by this procedure.

Prayer: Save us, O Lord, from the forces of destruction, especially those that we unleash upon ourselves. Enable us to pursue those things that will preserve our species and continue to fulfill your original command to multiply. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Mother Teresa “helped” many people “in dying.”

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“There is a time for everything … a time to be born and a time to die” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).

Reflection: Advocates of euthanasia use terms like "help in dying." But this blurs the distinction between giving assistance to a dying person and causing their death. Mother Teresa "helped" many people "in dying." She was present to them, assuring them that they were not alone, helping them find courage to face death, reminding them of their dignity, preparing them to meet the Lord. This is the legitimate meaning of death with dignity and of helping people to die.

Prayer: Lord, may we show the dying their dignity and your compassion. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: They [firemen] go to where the fire is.

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“After sending them all outside, he …entered the room where the child was…and said to her…’Little girl, I say to you, arise!’” (Mark 5:40-41).

Reflection: When a fire is reported, the firemen do not sit around the fire house and have a prayer service. They go to where the fire is. When a priest gets a sick call, he goes to the bedside of the sick person. The same is true with abortion. We are called to show up at the places where the killing occurs. This expresses solidarity with them in their hour of greatest need.

Prayer: Enable your people, O Lord, to give each other the gift of presence. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: “I was deceived by all I had read or heard …”

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“O Lord, do not withhold your mercy from me…my sins have so engulfed me that I cannot see…and my heart sinks within me” (Psalm 40:12-13).

Reflection: A woman who had an abortion wrote, “I was deceived by all I had read or heard ... It was a rough procedure. I knew as soon as my uterus was violated that I had participated in a murder. My spirit fragmented and the evil that was in that clinic came in all around me. I lost my mind.”

Prayer: I lift up to you, Lord, all those enduring mental anguish from their abortion. Send your Spirit to heal them. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Lord, may all your people … receive one another with unconditional welcome.

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to walk in him” (Colossians 2:6).

Reflection: Imagine a person who receives Communion, accepts the Host when the priest says, "The Body of Christ," says "Amen," and then breaks off a piece, hands it back, and says, "Except this piece, Father!" This is what the person who rejects other people may as well do. In receiving Christ, we are to receive the whole Christ, in all his members, our brothers and sisters, whether convenient or inconvenient, wanted or unwanted.

Prayer: Lord, may all your people who have received you in Communion receive one another with unconditional welcome. Amen.