#20. Create a pro-life prayer group.

Please note this entry is written with Christian readers in mind, but we hope the ideas are also useful to Jews, Muslims, and anyone else who regularly participates in a religious community.

Create a prayer group dedicated specifically to prayers and teachings on the value of human life. You don’t have to be a church leader or even particularly extroverted to start a prayer group. Just pick a location (e.g. coffee shop, park, your living room), make a schedule (weekly or monthly, weekends or weekdays, mornings or evenings), and invite others. Of course it makes sense to invite members of your religious community, but if you have friends outside that community who you think would be interested, ask them to join too.

Pray in any manner or with any wording you find comfortable. If you’re looking for a starting point, here are some resources:

  • Pray for Life offers monthly prayer intentions, reflections, and suggested actions focused on the needs of pregnant and parenting moms of young children.
  • 40 Days for Life has daily devotionals including intention, scripture, reflection, and prayer.
  • The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has suggested intercessory prayers.
  • Beit Emunah is a life-affirming shul that offers weekly broadcasts online.
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