FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 13, 2015
Contact: Leslie Palma
Churches urged to join interdenominational campaign Aug. 22-29 to End the Evils of Abortion and Planned Parenthood
NEW YORK — On Aug. 22, pro-lifers will begin eight days of fasting and prayer to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood. Prayers for the interdenominational effort can be found at PrayerCampaign.org.
The campaign begins on a day that will be marked by a coordinated nationwide protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities.
At PrayerCampaign.org, all people of faith will find five unique prayers to be used on that day and each day through August 29. The prayers, available in English and Spanish, include a prayer for repentance, for those wounded by abortion, for pro-life advocates and public officials and for the conversion of Planned Parenthood.
“Prayer is the foundation of the pro-life effort,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion. “And prayer, well-prayed, leads to action.”
A number of national groups are co-sponsoring the prayer effort, including the National Pro-Life Religious Council; National Clergy Council; Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life; Presbyterians Pro-Life; Evangelical Church Alliance; Conservative Congregational Christian Conference; LifeNews.com; Americans United for Life; Tubman Truth; Faith and Action; Gospel of Life Ministries; National Pro-Life Center; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates; Catholics Called to Witness; Jill Stanek; Pro-Life Action Ministries; Life Issues Institute; Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, and Hispanics for Life.
“Often believers say their first response to abortion should be prayer,” Father Pavone said. “Not so. It should be repentance, because when innocent blood is shed on the land, all in the land must answer for it. This leads us to intense and sustained prayer and fasting.”
Churches are asked to announce PrayerCampaign.org in their bulletins and on their websites from August 22-29. Suggested wording can also be found at PrayerCampaign.org.
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.