Skip to comments.National Life Chain, Sunday, October 1, 2006, Can You spare Just one hour in prayer for the Unborn?
Posted on 09/01/2006 6:32:33 PM PDT by Coleus
Oct. 1 is the day for pro-lifers across the country to gather to declare that "Abortion Kills Children."
This year's National Life Chain - Life Chain Sunday is set for Oct. 1, 2006, with pro-life activists expected to gather in more than a thousand cities. Sharron Albertson, state director for Life Chain efforts in Texas, said the purpose of the event is not picketing or protest. It's a prayer event, where people give feet to their faith.
"Tens of thousands of people," she explained, "will line major streets for one hour, praying for our nation and for life to once again be sacred." They also will be holding signs bearing such slogans as "Adoption: a Loving Option," " Jesus Forgives and Heals," "Abortion Kills Children" and "Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation."
The National Life Chain has been in existence since 1987, when founder Royce Dunn first championed the idea in his home community, near Bakersfield, Calif. The chain originally was placed near the area's abortion clinics. "Before Life Chain, the people in his area were thinking that (local) pro-lifers were off-the-wall kind of people, and when they organized the first one and several thousand people came, it made a real impact in their area," Albertson said. "Of course, those abortion clinics have now closed, and life chains are all across the United States and Canada."
The first National Life Chain took place in 1994. Albertson said many areas where Life Chain has been in operation have seen some almost miraculous things take place.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To find out more about National Life Chain Sunday, visit the LifeChain.net Web site.
Click on a state below to see Life Chain locations in that state (partial listing.)
There will be hundreds of other Life Chains. If you do not see information for a Life Chain near you, please contact your state or local pro-life organization or contact Royce Dunn, Director of National Life Chain, 530-671-5500.
I am with this. But let us all remember. There is power in prayer that does not need to be seen by men, signs will not dissuade the ignorant or evil. Poster boards may inflame and give cause to evil indignation.
God answers prayers. In His time. We pray in our closets, unknown to men..that is our power.
Public display is for those who seek recognition. I am with you, but the enemy has no need to see what is coming..if we BELIEVE His Power, we will prevail!
We are winning this battle. Keep up the prayers and keep up the earthly support of such activities like pregnancy support centers and adoption. There is no doubt in my mind that someday abortion will have a place in American History books alongside slavery. No one today could possibly imagine that slavery could have been condoned and promoted by our government and courts in years past and in years to come, that same revulsion will be felt towards the killing of innocent life.
Fred Barnes has a good read on today's Weekly Standard website. He explains how he and his wife, President Reagan , and others came to a pro-life position. He explains that many more will be coming to the same position in the future.
Statement of Cardinal William H. Keeler for the Respect Life Sunday on October 2, 2005
by Cardinal William H. Keeler
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Anyone near the following area are welcome to come and pray for one hour.
LEWISTOWN - Market St at Court House on the square, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Frank Cunningham 717-667-9334
Thanks for posting! I find out through Free Republic about an event 20 miles from my home!
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2Ch 7:14 "if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
I'm on our Parish's Life Chain Committee again this year. If any Freepers can come to Deer Park, Texas, I'd love to see you there!
We are also doing a Rosary before we go out to the Life Chain.
Can you take part in this in your area?
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