Friday, July 29, 2011

Praying For Life & Justice -- Praying Against Planned Parenthood

Yesterday morning's meeting in Lincoln with several pro-life activists (along with Stop Planned Parenthood's Jim Sedlak present via telephone) was a very stimulating and encouraging time. There is much being done to expose Planned Parenthood's sinister schemes and there's no doubt those prayerful efforts are having an impact. The public is learning the ugly truths about this mega-abortion business (despite the protection long given them by the mainstream media) and, as a result, states are stopping tax funding of PP. There is an increasingly strong national movement to de-fund the organization as well.

Most important, of course, is that lives are being saved.

But much, much more needs to be done. And that's why Vital Signs Ministries has joined this coalition and why we're optimistic about the future actions to be taken. But we're not just waiting. Among the things on our current schedule are helping with Nebraskans Against Planned Parenthood's Facebook page, increasing the number of posts on Vital Signs Blog that deal with Planned Parenthood (like these from the last couple of weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7), and concentrating our prayer and sidewalk counseling activities on the PP abortion facility on North 93rd Street.

By the way, we will be there tomorrow morning from 8-9 and we encourage you to join us for prayers then.

Among the prayers will be this one that the new coalition endorsed for frequent use yesterday. Here it is: "Our Father Who art in heaven, we ask You to graciously empower us this day to do Your will.  We need Your wisdom, your sustaining strength and Your infusion of joyful confidence as we engage the enemies of life.  We ask You to bless our efforts to defend the sanctity of life, particularly to counter the cruel brutality and manipulations of Planned Parenthood.  Help us to speak truth in a winsome way, to courageously stand against sin and error, and to present to others the bountiful rewards You bestow when people live in the light of Your holiness and mercy.  Minister to us as we minister to others and grant success on our endeavors for Your Name’s sake.  Amen."