Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Defend your people, O God…

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

“I will grant them the safety for which they long” (Psalm 12:6).

Reflection: Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., was marching at the annual March for life, and was asked, “Does this remind you of the civil rights movement and the marches with your uncle?” Her response was, “This is the civil rights movement.” The message of Martin Luther King was not just about the equality of our black brothers and sisters; it was about the equality of all our brothers and sisters. Civil rights begin with the right to life.

Prayer: Defend your people, O God, and protect the rights you have given to them all. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …protection will be restored to the unborn …

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

“The Lord is the Judge of the nations’”(Psalm 7:9)

Reflection: On January 22, 1973, the most disastrous decision of the US Supreme Court was handed down — the decision called Roe vs. Wade, that legalized abortion. Today, in Churches and on public streets all over America, people of all ethnic backgrounds and all faiths are praying and protesting that decision, and recommitting themselves to the pro-life movement.

Prayer: Lord, I unite myself today with all my brothers and sisters in this great pro-life cause. I reaffirm my hope that the day will come when protection will be restored to the unborn and we will all rejoice in the gift of life. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Lord, bless all who labor for LIFE.

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

“In the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Reflection: Every January tens of thousands of Americans participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, or the annual West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco. These are events which not only give public witness to the fact that most Americans want to see unborn children protected, but enable all the pro-life people who participate to be renewed and strengthened in their convictions and determination to work for that protection.

Prayer: Lord, bless all those who will march this year for life, and the many more who labor for life in their own communities. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Sandra Cano, is and always has been against abortion…

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

“Put an end to the malice of the wicked but continue to sustain the righteous” (Psalm 7:10).

Reflection: Doe v. Bolton is the Supreme Court’s companion case to Roe v. Wade, issued on the same day, January 22, 1973. It expanded the definition of health so widely that no abortion could be prohibited in practice. The plaintiff in Doe, Sandra Cano, is and always has been against abortion, and was deceived into participating in this case. She now works to get this decision reversed.

Prayer: Lord, send your blessings upon Sandra, and upon all who work for the reversal of these disastrous decisions of our Court. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: She never did have the abortion.

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

“I will praise your name, O Lord … for you have rescued me” (Psalm 54:8-9).

Reflection: Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout pregnancy, agreed to let her name be used in a case she hardly understood. She agreed to lie about how she became pregnant so that the case would have a better chance. She never did have the abortion. Eventually, she spoke out publicly at pro-abortion events, and even worked in an abortion mill. Now, she is completely pro-life and works to end abortion.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for Norma’s conversion, a sign of hope for our culture. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …requires that we work to fight injustice.

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

“Many Christians … are jointly involved in bold projects aimed at changing the world by inculcating respect for the rights and needs of everyone, especially … the defenseless “ (John Paul II, “Ut Unum Sint).

Reflection: From January 18 to the 25th, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed by many denominations. All Christians, by definition, acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior of the world. That affirmation of Christ requires that we work to fight injustice.

The pro-life movement continues to be the arena where these efforts are most visible and valuable.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, may we be one, as you and your Father are one. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: My teacher said that I will receive 0’s on any work that I miss…

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

“Stand firm and immovable, devoting yourselves completely to the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Reflection: An 11-year old girl wrote recently: “My mother and I are taking a bus and will be coming to the March for Life. My teacher said that I will receive 0’s on any work that I miss and it can’t be made up. I told her missing a day at school in order to stand up for life is more important and I’m willing to suffer the consequences.”

Prayer: Lord, may we imitate this young girl’s willingness to sacrifice for the cause of life! Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …women who have had abortions lead the way.

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

“They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11).

Reflection: At the March for Life in Washington, women who have had abortions lead the way. They are the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. They march at the very beginning of the immense crowd, and carry signs that say “I Regret My Abortion.” Then, in the late afternoon, they gather at the steps of the Supreme Court, and share their testimonies one by one. Fathers of aborted babies are also there, with signs saying, “I Regret Lost Fatherhood.”

Prayer: Lord, bless these courageous men and women, and thank you for their powerful witness. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Help us care for every life, born and unborn

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

“Two blind men…shouted, ‘Lord, Son of David, take pity on us.’ The crowd rebuked them and told them to be silent…Jesus stopped and called them, saying, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’” (Matthew 20:30-32).

Reflection: Jesus always broke through the false levels of privilege that people around him set up. Somehow the crowd thought the blind men weren’t worth Jesus’ attention. They were just a nuisance, and so the crowd told them to keep quiet. But Jesus gave them his attention and care.

Prayer: Lord, in our day, too, you teach us to see beyond appearances, prejudices, and false distinctions. Help us care for every life, born and unborn. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Life is victorious over death.

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

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)

Reflection: Life is victorious over death. This is one of Scripture’s most basic themes. The victory of life is foretold in the promise that the head of the serpent, through whom death entered the world, would be crushed. The promise is fulfilled when a mother, Mary, gives birth to a child, Christ, who destroys death.

Prayer: Lord, I renew my confidence today that your promise to us will continue to be fulfilled as your Kingdom of Life grows in the world. Amen.