Life Chain Heads to More Than 1300 Cities Across America in Early October
by Steven Ertelt
September 18, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — More than 1,300 cities across the United States will see a consistent pro-life witness next month when the annual Life Chain comes to town. The event has grown in its message over the years recognizing a pro-life, pro-woman message and grown in size to involve hundreds of thousands of people.
With most Life Chain events involving 200 or more people, as many as a quarter million people could take to the streets in the United States, and even Canada, with a pro-life message.
The peaceful and prayerful event involves holding a pre-made sign with a simple message making it clear that Abortion Kills Children, or Abortion Hurts Women.
Royce Dunn, the long-time director of the national Life Chain, says the October 5 event is a good way to not only reach out to the public and show a pro-life message to millions of Americans, but to awaken the Christian church.
"The first duty of Life Chainers is to humbly receive the convicting ministry God has for us on October 5," he says. "Then, if we are receptive, God can witness through
us to save lives and change hearts in each local community."
Dunn says he believes only an activated Christian community, with pro-life people of all religious stripes working together, will stop abortion.
"Over critical decades the church lost its way," Dunn says, and he hopes LifeChain will continue to unite churches under the banner that protection of God’s creation in the womb requires all Christians to be more active in condemning abortion and the culture of death.
"Today, will we the church repent of our hypocrisy and truly value unborn humanity? Both our culture and national security ultimately rely on our response," he says.
Life Chain depends primarily on local pastors who will lead their congregations and parishes to their city sidewalks. Pastors may add to the prayer topics on the back of each sign, and they are encouraged to prepare their people for earnest intercession and reflection.
Find out the time and place for the Life Chain locations in your area by going to https://www.NationalLifeChain.org
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