Friday Fast: for women who have been pressured to abort
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Intention: For any woman who has been pressured to have an abortion – that she may know the Lord’s tender healing love.
Reflection: “I was pressured into the abortions by family members who told me that I was not emotionally stable and incapable of being able to care for a baby… I am in a state of total sadness and regret for what I have done. I want to cry but the tears will not come.”
Although we may not always see the fruit, prayer and fasting are incredibly powerful ways that we can support women who are suffering. Let us pray that they may know the powerful love of God, who cares so deeply and tenderly for them and their children. Let us pray that they may know that they do not have to suffer alone.
Did you know? It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. Project Rachel is the Catholic Church’s healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion. If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel’s national toll-free number, 888-456-HOPE (-4673), or visit HopeAfterAbortion.org or EsperanzaPosaborto.org.
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