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Make us the kind of people who celebrate children and give us the words to soften the hearts of others to recognize the precious gifts that are our children and grandchildren

by | Jul 1, 2024

Editor’s note. The following invocation for the Prayer Breakfast was delivered by The Rev. Dr. Dennis R. DiMauro, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church.

In Luke chapter 12, Jesus says, “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

Let us pray….

Oh Lord…..We thank you for this past Monday… because on Monday we celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Dobbs Supreme Court decision, an amazing pro-life victory that once again allowed the states to decide for themselves how they want to protect human life in the womb.

And since that time over one hundred thousand lives have been saved through pro-life laws and so we give you all the thanks and praise for saving so many lives.

But we also know that our work is far from over….because now that Roe is gone, the battle shifts to the hearts and minds of the American people.

So now Lord, we need to do more than fight an unjust Supreme court decision, now every one of us needs to become evangelists of your gospel of Life.

But as Jesus taught us, we depend on the Holy Spirit to give us the words to speak.

So today we are praying that you grant those life-saving words to us!

Give us the words which will soften the hearts of the hurting…so that instead of hiding behind words like reproductive rights and choice…words that hide the devil’s lies and result in loss and pain and regret…

We can lift up words like family, and love, and joy!

Because we know that you want us to be joyful people….and that’s why you’ve given us your holy law…to protect us from the roaring lion who prowls around looking for souls to devour.

And so today Lord, we ask you to grant us those words!

Words of love and joy and peace!

Make us the kind of people who celebrate children, and give us the words to soften the hearts of others to recognize the precious gifts that are our children and grandchildren.

And Lord we also ask for the strength to be vessels of your love….People who support women in crisis… people who pray, who volunteer, and who show up when the darkness sets in!

But let us do it in joy!

And as we enjoy these days of summer…let us especially lift up the joy of family, watching our precious children and grandchildren enjoying a popsicle or a day at the beach…the pure joy of a child enjoying the life you have given her!

Let us reflect that innocent joy as beacons of life to brighten a darkened world. And we pray this in Jesus name.

Amen.

Categories: Pro-Lifers