Prayer Service to Mark 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Pro lifeThis coming Tuesday will mark 40 years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on the issue of abortion.

In observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a national prayer service will be held on Friday, January 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

The prayer service, with leaders representing denominations across the full Christian spectrum, will include prayer specifically for President Obama and his administration, and focused specifically on asking God for the grace of repentance and the gift of wisdom to come upon them.

Participants in the prayer service will be asked to commit themselves to including this intention in their daily prayers throughout the year. Moreover, religious leaders will be called to incorporate into their pastoral practice a regular call to pray for the President by name – that he will begin making efforts to protect the unborn.

On the host committee for the upcoming prayer service are, among others, Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council; Rich Bott, President and CEO, Bott Radio Network; Bishop Harry Jackson, Founder and Chairman, High Impact Leadership Coalition; and Brad Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute.

Fr. Frank Pavone, President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, and Ernie Ohlhoff of the National Right to Life Committee are among those on the event’s organizing committee.

Published: January 17, 2013