The following is the Pro-Life Prayer Vigil Report for September 25, 2012 from Saint Pius X Knights of Columbus Council 12432 in Urbandale. It is very inspirational.
We prayed in front of Planned Parenthood the evening of September 25, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Brother George Cockayne took the first shift (hour), I took the second shift, and Brother Mark Reed put in a double shift.
Maybe you’ve heard it before. It goes something like this. “Let’s admit it. We can’t win the “war” to end abortion. There are just too many who support it. It’s futile.”
Bunk! Don’t you believe it! The only way we can lose this “war” is if we despair and give up. And we won’t. We’re Knights. Knights don’t give up. Knights don’t wear out. Knights don’t cut and run. Never!
Saint Paul said it well in 2 Corinthians 4: “We are afflicted in every way, but we are not crushed; full of doubts, we never despair. We are persecuted, but never abandoned; we are struck down, but never destroyed.” Never!
Moreover, we are not alone. Here was the count during my 70 minute shift:
Thumbs up: 19
Thumbs down: 3
Did you know that some group is establishing a church in a vacant store across the street on Army Post Road? They noticed us during our prayer vigil, and one of their members came over to us and offered us bottled water. Encouraging!
Wait, there’s more. A man pulled up behind us in the parking lot and called out: “What will you do if the election is not favorable to you?” Mark Reed, who is always fast on his feet, immediately responded, “We will pray, and keep praying.” Need I say more?
Brothers, the unborn have no voice of their own. We speak for them in front of Planned Parenthood on the fourth Tuesday of every month between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you cannot join us, please take some time to pray. If possible, pray the rosary. Pray for the babies who are in danger of abortion. Pray for the women - the mothers - who are considering abortion. Pray for the fathers. Yes, even pray for those who perform the abortions. And finally, please pray for us who are there.
Please consider joining us.
Brother John Rozycki