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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

9 Days for Life: For Children Awaiting Adoption

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DAY FOUR:
January 19, 2016
Intercession
May children awaiting adoption be welcomed into loving families.
Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Reflection
The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us to “hold fast to the hope that lies before us. This we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm” (Heb 6:18-19). We pray that children awaiting adoption would be filled with the hope of Christ and “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7). We also remember that we too can cling fast to this anchor of hope, for we have received “a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” (Rom 8:15). May our loving Father envelop each of us in his love today and open our eyes in faith, that we may see and rejoice in his love.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • Make an act of faith, hope or love.
  • Today, ignore your sweet tooth. Make healthy eating choices.
  • Make a “quiet hour” today, turning off all electronic devices (cell phone, iPod, computer, television, radio, video game system), and retreat to your room. Spend some time in prayer or prayerful reading.
One Step Further
In “An Adoption Love Story,” Jenny* shares her and her husband’s story of adopting their son, Andrew. Read about some of the challenges, concerns, and joys on their journey.
*names changed
9 Days for Life
Born without arms, John Foppe speaks to a way of life beyond independence, namely interdependence. Assisted suicide sells everyone short, so in times of illness or disability, he encourages us to “step into life!” Watch his story, and share it with friends!
Hope after Abortion
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