LIFE SUPPORT CALL TO PRAYER
"He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him."
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!
By Deborah Hollifield,
PPL Executive Director
Is June 24, 2022 seared into your memory? The anniversary of this date should always be remembered as the national pro-life celebration that it is: the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Case by the decision of the Supreme Court on that day in Dobbs v. Jackson. Was it the marches, the debates, the baby bottle drives, the Marches for Life that brought about this turn? Surely those efforts were not in vain, but we had been brought to the brink of victory many times before, only to be pushed back by legal and legislative defeat. What brought us victory – and saved the lives of millions of unborn children – was the very hand of God, in God’s own timing, in response to fifty years of prayer by God’s people.
In the way that God has of pointing us to Himself in these moments, it is worth knowing that for our Catholic brothers and sisters, June 24, 2022 was the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist: the late-in-life miracle child, destined by God and called to ministry from the womb; the first to recognize the preborn Jesus (6 months before the birth of Christ, which Christians celebrate on December 24), and the herald of the coming Messiah. On that same date, the Catholic church also observed the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a day of meditation upon “…His threefold love: His divine love, His burning love that fed His human will, and His sensible love that affects His interior life.” Pope Pius XII, Haurietis Aquas. June 24 also marked the 98th birthday of the late Nellie Gray, the founder of the March for Life, first held in 1974.
Join PPL and others in meditating on God’s faithfulness, celebrating so great a victory and praising Him wholeheartedly, loudly and at length in our personal and corporate prayers!