Catholic Pro-Life Group for Young Adults Urges Prayer for Upcoming Election
by Steven Ertelt
October 9, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new pro-life group for young Catholics is urging prayer and sacrifice in the weeks leading up to the election with the hopes the prayers will yield leaders who are sensitive to the destruction of human life via abortion. Sacrifices for Life invites people to pray from now until Election Day.
This initiative is a pro-life effort to rally Christians to make daily sacrifices for the cause of restoring a culture of life in America.
The group hopes to help turn the tide against abortion and other anti-life practices that are threatening to destroy the family, and ultimately, society itself.
"The upcoming election is crucial for the pro-life movement in this country," Diana Roccograndi, Sacrifices for Life founder, tells LifeNews.com. "Many of us are praying and working to elect pro-life candidates who will fight to uphold our family values – our prayers and works will be more powerful when united with sacrifice."
Roccograndi points to numerous Biblical examples of Christians who proved "that prayer and action combined with sacrifice can bring God’s mercy and healing to our land."
The group’s suggestions for sacrifices are similar to the kind associated with Lent and for include abstaining from sweets, television, complaining, or anything one can do without or increasing prayer, fasting, volunteering, or charitable works.
"The organizers of this effort urge that now is the time to implore God to save his children and our nation," the group said.
The effort is growing exponentially as Election Day approaches with members joining from across the country.
Flyers and sample cover letters are available for download and may be distributed to all concerned Christians, parishes, schools, communities and Christian organizations.
The organizers ask that everyone generously offer sacrifices from now until the elections on November 4th and to join them in this effort by distributing the flyer widely to others.
Related web sites:
Sacrifices for Life – https://www.sacrificesforlife.org
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