FOCA novena


#1

This was forwarded to me from someone who forwarded it from someone,etc.
I thought I would share it with all of you.
I hope I’m not breaking any forum rules.
anyway…:blush:

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    From: 
    Date: Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 1:13 PM
    Subject: PRAYER POWER
    To: 


     

    Please consider uniting with others in this 9 day prayer from Jan 11- 22. As I understand it, FOCA explicitly overrides any state laws that limit abortion or protect the unborn child. So though the predictions may sound extreme, they are probably accurate. Legally, FOCA would lay the groundwork in principle for these things to happen. Let us make a shield of prayer to clothe and protect children in the womb.


    For those of you who do not know, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is set to be signed if congress passes it on January 21-22 of 2009. The FOCA is the next sick chapter in the book of abortion. If made a law then all limitations on abortion will be lifted which will result in the following:

    1) All hospitals, including Catholic hospitals will be
    required to perform abortions upon request. If this happens Bishops vow to close down all Catholic hospitals, more then 30% of all hospitals in the United States .

    2) Partial birth abortions would be legal and have no
    limitations.

    3) All U.S. tax payers would be funding abortions.

    4) Parental notification will no longer be required.

    5) The number of abortions will increase by a minimum of 100,000 annually.

    Perhaps most importantly the government will now have control in the issue of abortion. This could result in a future amendment that would force women by law to have abortions in certain situations (rape, down syndrome babies, etc) and could even regulate
    how many children women are allowed to have.

    Needless to say this information is disturbing, but sadly true. As Catholics, as Christians, as anyone who is against the needless killing of innocent children, we must stand as one. We must stop this horrific act before it becomes a law.

    The Plan :

    To say a novena ( 9 days of prayer ) along with fasting
    starting on January 11th. For Catholics, the prayer of choice will be the rosary with intentions to stop the FOCA. For non Catholics I encourage you to pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions,
    also for nine consecutive days. The hope is that this will branch and blossom as to become a global effort with maximum impact. We have very little time so we all must act fast. Just do three things:

    1) Pass this letter to 5 or more people

    2) Do it in three days or less

    3) Start the novena on January 11th and pray for nine
    consecutive days.

    (please also fast for at least two days during the novena)

    Remember that with God all things are possible and the power of prayer is undeniable. If you are against the senseless killing of defenseless children then the time is now to do something about it

#2

Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#3

Praying for the long lives of the most vulnerable among us!


#4

Prayers promised


#5

If anyone has FACEBOOK here is the group
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#6

Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#7

Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#8

:thumbsup: I’m putting this in my sig to remind me.


#9

absolutely outstanding!:thumbsup:


#10

absolutely outstanding:thumbsup:


#11

Praying daily and encouraging others to pray and explaining to them why prayer is so necessary on this issue.


#12

First one to start the thread novena in the perpetual prayer forum WINS!:smiley:


#13

Jesus please hear our prayers for the legal protection of unborn infants
and touch the hearts of mothers to protect their unborn babies.
Please give them the kindness of others
and the means to support their children.
Please forgive and heal those who have harmed or killed their babies


#14

Continuing to pray.


#15

(boy,I feel dumb):blush:I don’t know why I thought this was in a different thread! I guess I win.(maybe I need prayer!:stuck_out_tongue: )


#16

What exactly does the fasting consist of? Is it just one big meal a day? No eating between meals? Can someone plz clear this up for me. Thanks


#17

I’m guessing it can be whatever sort and level of sacrifice you want to make - if tv or internet or something else is more important in your life than food it’ll be a bigger spiritual benefit/sacrifice to fast from THAT.


#18

That’s a really great way to look at it. Thank you!


#19

yeah.Think of it like a mini-Lent.


#20

Thank you. I will pass this on to my Word of Life group. I will participate in the novena starting on Jan. 11.


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