On January 22, 1973, a new course was charted for America. More than 58 million unborn lives have been lost since that day 45 years ago. On January 19th, pro-life voices will gather at the annual march in D.C. to remember the horrific decision and advocate for change.
I'd like to invite you and your family to join me in a day of prayer and fasting leading up to the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the March for Life and Evangelicals for Life events. (I have included a description of different ways to fast below)
On Friday, January 12th 2018, one week before these events, I'd like to ask you to join our staff in a day of fasting and praying that God would:
- Renew our passion for protecting and nurturing innocent human life.
- Increase our compassion for those who are considering abortion and bring healing to those who regret their past participation in abortion.
- Stir the hearts of believers, beginning this Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (January 21st) to speak up for those who have no voice and protect those who are being led to the slaughter.
- Refresh everyone who is involved in pro-life ministry and move on the hearts of donors to give generously so that we can share the truth in love and so that lives will be saved.
- Cindy Hopkins, Care Net's Vice President of Center Services and Client Care, and I will be speaking at the Evangelicals For Life Conference. We will also have a table in the exhibit hall with free giveaways.
- Our staff will be attending the March For Life Conference and will have a table in their exhibit hall as well (#116). Come pay us a visit and grab some Pro Abundant Life swag for the march!
- Care Net staff will be stationed at three locations around the National Mall to give away free Pro Abundant Life signs to carry in the march. You can find them right outside the Smithsonian Metro Stop, in front of the Capitol Building, and near the stage at the base of the Washington Monument. They will begin handing out signs at 9:00am.
If you cannot come to the march, be sure to visit our Facebook page. We will be recording live videos throughout the event and sharing them there.
As Scripture says, the prayers of righteous men and women accomplish much! Thank you for joining us in this important prayer initiative!
Ways to Fast
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, or bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting food, who have health issues that prevent them from fasting food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast, and then choose to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion at the conclusion of the fast.