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Pray for Life!
“‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘I tell you the truth. If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him’… whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’”
I’ve seen a lot, but never have I witnessed such disregard for the wellbeing of the elderly, newborns with disabilities, the medically fragile, and quadriplegics like me.
It’s what happens when God is removed from the national conversation.
My heart breaks every time judges or lawmakers rule against life. The long-held dike which has protected the weak is crumbling, but God has declared a rallying call to “Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:4)
Listen to Ben who has spinal muscular atrophy:
“Our society has developed a knee-jerk negative response when it comes to respecting life. In a country where healthcare is expensive and inaccessible, death is cheaper. My state doesn’t want to help with my healthcare, but they are happy to offer me assisted suicide.”
We’re facing a mountain of opposition. But Jesus tells us to have faith and pray. When we do, that mountain will be tossed into the sea (Mark 11:22-24). It’s an uphill battle, but the team at Joni and Friends and I are committed to following Christ’s call to faithfully pray for life.
And so, Ken and I will be using the new One Year Pray for Life Bible for our 2020 daily readings – the features and devotionals really help us apply God’s unchanging Word as we pray effectively for our rapidly changing society.
God wants his people to have mountain-moving faith. Friend, even though the obstacles look insurmountable, God calls us to keep believing and keep praying. So, pick up your copy of the One Year Pray for Life Bible, and join Ken and me. And take heart that all proceeds go directly to our Joni and Friends programs that always exalt the Resurrection and the Life… the Word of Life… the Way, the Truth, and the Life… and the Prince of Life, our Lord Jesus, the Creator of all life! Thank you for having mountain-moving faith together with Joni and Friends!
Join Ken and me as we read this life-giving Bible in 2020. And remember, every Bible purchased helps a child or adult living with disability!