Learn more about the Day of Prayer: http://respectlife.drvc.org/january-22-day-prayer-legal-protection-unborn-children/
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/012317.cfm
The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”
Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand; that is the end of him. But no one can enter a strong man’s house to plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house. Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.” For they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
As we pray today for the legal protection of the unborn, it is hard to understand how people can quote scripture, claim to be followers of Christ and still support abortion. They are a house divided and as He says, it will not stand. It is not too late for people to seek the forgiveness of Christ in reconciliation. He will forgive all who come to Him honestly and with true repentance. It is time to end this madness and return to God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that all women who have had abortions will seek your forgiveness and healing. And all those Lord, who support abortion, may they understand and see the division they create, the pain and suffering that they are causing. Holy Father, in your holy name, I offer all of them to you in the name of Jesus your Son and ask for forgiveness, wholeness and healing, Amen.
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.