Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Terri Schiavo Needs Prayer Now

Dear Readers,
This week is crucial in the life of Terri Schiavo. The courts stay runs out this Friday, March 18, and though there are many different routes being pursued to save Terri from death by starvation and dehydration, I want to encourage everyone to be praying that God’s will be done in this ordeal that she and her parents are going through. Pray that this miscarriage of justice may be circumvented and that others who find themselves in this situation in the future will not have to fight to remain alive. There will be a very dangerous precedent set in this case that may be used in the future to take the life of those who are defenseless in their silence due to a diminished mental capacity. Some will argue that this will not happen, but it will be the same excuse given by those that said abortion would not be a common practice once legalized. History has shown us how this was not true. Life is a gift from God, let us kneel before Him and plead for Terri’s life.

There are new laws being debated in Florida and the US Congress, and we need to pray that they will find a way for this death sentence to be lifted. Pray for these lawmakers in their deliberations that they will see this tragedy that is unfolding and correct the path it is taking our nation. For more information you can go here, here, and here. You can also ‘google’ ‘Terri Schiavo’ and get even more information.

Father God in heaven, we pray for Terri and her parents and their needs at this moment. Father, if it be not against your will, we pray that you will save the life of Terri Schiavo and grant that she might be placed in the care of her parents or others who will take care of and seek therapy for her. Father, guide the lawmakers as they seek legal ways to stop this tragedy from going further. We thank you Father, for your love and mercy, and we ask these petitions in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.