Presbyterians Pro-Life
Presbyterians Pro-Life ENEWS
January 2013

January 22, 2013 marks the 40th year since Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion in the United States. In this issue of PPL ENEWS we take a somewhat more political focus than is our norm in order to remember, mourn, and repent the well over 50 million babies never born because they were aborted.
SOHLS: Remembering 40 Years and over 50 million lives

SOHLS bulletin cover 2013 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS) will be celebrated in churches across the nation this Sunday, January 20, 2013. In sermons, prayers, and songs, worshipers will acknowledge God as our Creator and affirm our identity as persons made in his image and set apart for his glory and service.

For a history of the establishment and purpose of this day, and links to SOHLS resources, Read more.

Download PPL's 2013 Bulletin Insert for SOHLS
PPL Bulletin Insert 2013
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I hope that you will plan a special service on Sunday January 20, 2013 or another date this month to remember the millions of babies aborted, to mourn their lives, to pray and repent, and to celebrate God's creation of your own life and the knowledge that He treasures you! Begin to plan your worship service now by downloading and printing our free bulletin insert.
Read more about Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

The Biblical meaning of '40'
by Rev. Justin Lee Marple
This is the fortieth anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. In Scripture the number forty signifies a time of testing or temptation. The most famous time of testing in the Old Testament was when the Hebrew people wandered in the desert or wilderness for forty years until an entire generation of the tribes counted in the census had died (save Joshua and Caleb). And so forty years has come to mean a generation.

I hope you will find a few quiet moments during this coming week to thank God for your own life and to worship Him for who is is--your Creator. Spend some time too, remembering and grieving lives lost to abortion and ask what God would have you do to protect innocent unborn babies. Know that God treasures you and means for you to LIVE!
In Christ for Life,
Marie Bowen
Executive Director
Presbyterians Pro-Life
In This Issue
40 Years; 50 Million Lives
SOHLS Bulletin Insert
Biblical meaning of '40'
A Call to Prayer & Kingdom Life
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A Call to prayer and Kingdom life
by Rev. Lowell Avery

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the Gospel of God. "The time has come," He said. "The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel." - Mark 1.14f

I, for one, am looking forward to the day when the Kingdom of God is fully come and there is no more death of any kind, especially abortion. I know that before God all sin is horrible, but I cannot imagine any worse crime against a fellow human being. We all bear the mark of sin from conception, but there is no human more helpless and less worthy of death than a child in the mother's womb. If there is any motivation for me to ask the Lord Jesus to come quickly, even while working to call more into the kingdom and to help us all become more and more transformed into the likeness of Christ, seeing abortion end is it.


I want to invite you to two special prayer events being held next week. On January 22nd a special web-based prayer event will be held from 3-4 pm EDT. Find out more at . If you plan to be in Washington D.C. for the March for Life come early and participate in a National Memorial Service sponsored by the National Pro-Life Council. The ecumenical service will start at 8:30 am at DAR Constitution Hall. Find out more here.
Seek my face
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

2 Chronicles 7:13-15