A Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

IMG_0266_2Today is the  forty-second anniversary of Roe v Wade.

Let’s stand down, stop the condemning and judging and seek light and understanding, forgiveness and wholeness, kindness and compassion for the young in desperate situations who have no one to turn to and who may themselves be abandoned.

We live in a world that refuses to recognize the inviolateness and sacredness of every single person on this planet.

Jesus shed his blood so that not one drop of blood need be shed ever again!

My sense is that the sin of those who are quick to condemn others is as great or greater than those who bring violence and bloodshed into their very own bodies.

We ALL have much  for which to ask forgiveness .  We ALL need to ask God  to increase our capacity to love and turn away from hate.

There is just too much hate in this world ~ sometimes from those who even minister the Body and Blood of Christ at the altar.

The ones Jesus loves the most are the lost sheep of this world.  He would reach out to those who have had abortions.

The enemies of Jesus are those who justify themselves, the self-righteous, the hypocrites, the ones who know nothing of compassion, those who would never think of walking a mile in someone else’s moccasins before lashing out with their tongue.

St. John has said NO ONE is without sin!  He also said that  “Any one who HATES his brother or sister is oneself a MURDERER!”

HOWEVER, I quote from a blog on the Los Angeles Times: The blogger is commenting on those polled who said that abortion was no longer a key issue.

 “If the killing of 1,200,000 babies each year in this country, with over 700,000 (59%) of those children killed being Black (400,000+) and Hispanic (300,000+), if this is no longer a “key” issue, then that speaks volumes of how far we have regressed back to the days when Hitler and his Nazi henchmen thought that the genocide of the Jews was also a non-issue. Abortion is the most violent of all heinous crimes as it attacks life in the holy of holies, the mother’s womb. For those of you ignorant of your history, every civilization that went into the killing of their children has perished from this planet by the same violent means as they used to kill their future generations.  These include: the Canaanites, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Mayans, the Incas and the Aztecs just to name a few.”

The President, who as we know, is an advocate of Planned Parenthood, a strong abortion provider.  I’d prefer to see Mr. Obama to take Mr. Clinton’s approach that “abortions would be “safe, legal and rare.”   Planned Parenthood has an aggressive, non spiritual agenda; they talk about a fetus as if it was just disposable tissue, not a living being. That is not acceptable!  And we should call the President to account for that!

Yesterday I was reading a magazine from Defenders of Wildlife that I enjoy very much.  They’re concerned about the killing of wolves in Wyoming, Grizzlies in Montana, Polar Bears in Alaska, Orcas in Hudson Bay.  And I wonder if they are Defenders of Unborn Human Life.


       Dearest Lady, mother of Jesus,

  whose tender love brought Love Itself into our world,

  help those who have never known the tender embrace of their own mother’s love

  to receive the same tender care and love you wish for each of them. . . for each of us . . .

  as you offered the strict, yet tender, love of a Jewish mother upon  Jesus, the Son of God 

     who was nourished at your tender breasts,

              cradled in your arms,

         bounced upon your knee;

                   whose boo boo was kissed by your lovely mouth,

              whose dead body you received come down from the Cross.

       You were the one from Jesus learned the joys of human love.

  Receive today all of Jesus’ brothers and sisters on this planet, born and unborn.

  Draw us all into that one great mystery of divine/human love which is the glory of our Christian faith,

  the Incarnation of the son of a young beautiful woman, Son of God,

       our Brother, our Friend, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  


And now, before you go, here’s “Surely He has borne our grief”, from The Messiah.  Click here.


Bob Traupman

 contemplative writer

And P.S.  Don’t worry about the aborted children;  the innocent ones will shine like the stars in God’s kingdom.

The tragedy is that they will never set foot on this beautiful planet.

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