Everyone is turning to prayer this election year. That includes the new group Sacrifices for Life whose purpose is to promote the making of daily sacrifices to establish a culture of life in America – to help turn the tide against abortion and other anti-life practices that are threatening to destroy the family, and ultimately, society itself. They are specifically concerned about the election next month of pro-life representatives who will “fight to uphold our family values.”
SUGGESTIONS FOR SACRIFICES
* sweets and/or unhealthy snack food
* soft drinks/soda or coffee
* eating between meals or eating out
* video games, television, recreational Internet use
* anything you can do without
* anger, bitterness, or resentment
* quality time with family and friends
* walking or biking instead of driving
* patience while driving
* volunteering or charitable works
* generosity, kindness, mercy
Sign the pledge if you are willing to offer up sacrifices until the elections on Nov. 4. SFL also offers a bulletin flyer and suggested letters to send to your pastor, school or other Christian organization.
As many feel that America is on her way to being severely judged by God, Sacrifices for Life is a much needed appeal to His infinite Mercy. We say it every election year, but it really does seem like there is a lot at stake in this election when it comes to protecting innocent human life – especially when you consider that the leading candidate has promised to sign a law validating and expanding the scope of Roe v. Wade. An act that would not only eliminate every state and federal abortion restriction (partial birth abortion ban, 24 hr. waiting period, parental notification, etc…) on the books today but also render the courts completely irrelevant on the issue, forever ensuring the “right” to abortion in our country (unless we someday get a Congress and a president who are serious about passing a human life amendment).
God help us: “Most merciful Jesus, I beseech You through the intercession of Your dearest Mother who nurtured You from childhood, bless my native land. I beg You, Jesus, look not on our sins, but on the tears of little children, on the hunger and cold they suffer. Jesus, for the sake of these innocent ones, grant me the grace that I am asking of You for my country.”