Precious Life has warned that abortion could be legalised in Northern Ireland as early as February 2017, if David Ford's (Alliance Party) abortion bill is passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
This Bill began its passage through the Assembly on 6th December, 2016. It aims to permit the killing of babies with life-limiting disabilities, any time during pregnancy, right up to the moment of birth!
Reminding supporters that Jesus taught His disciples that some evils can only be overcome by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21), Precious Life's Bernadette Smyth is asking for a massive 'revolution' of prayer and sacrifice.
Basing this initiative on the fact that the battle is not primarily with human beings, but with the spiritual powers of evil (Ephesians 6:13), and that God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities and the entire world - from Noah in the Flood, to Moses on the Mountain and on to the Disciples after the Resurrection - Bernadette has called for a special 40-Days for Life pro-life campaign for Ireland.
Commencing a couple of days ago on 3rd January, and lasting until the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday, 11th February, Bernadette asks people all around the world to participate in praying the Prayer to Protect Ireland from the Scourge of Abortion (please see below).
Pro-life supporters everywhere are invited to offer their daily Mass; daily Rosary; daily Divine Mercy chaplet; and/or their daily Holy Hour. Fasting from favourite foods for this intention is also encouraged. So too, is taking part in - or at least praying for - the pro-life Prayer Vigils, which take place outside of Belfast's Marie Stopes Abortion Agency, every Thursday and Friday between 10:00am - 6:00pm (local time).
Readers in Northern Ireland are also encouged to: sign a Petition Postcard to the First Deputy and First Ministers; distribute Campaign Leaflets and Postcards in their local communities; Lobby Assembly members; and make donations to help the Campaign.
Precious Life's courageous Director Bernadette Smyth.
Readers everywhere are encouraged to take part by praying Precious Life's daily campaign prayer.
During the Next 40 Days, Please Pray this Daily Prayer to Protect Ireland from the Scourge of Abortion
Lord Jesus, You are the Divine Physician, and the source of all life and health.
Guide Northern Ireland's politicians at this critical time. Give them the humility to know that they are servants, not masters.
Give them the wisdom to realize that every life has equal value.
Give them the strength to resist the idea that some lives can be sacrificed to save others, or that killing the unborn is a part of health care.
Please give your people the courage to speak up and to hold public officials accountable for their actions.
In the Most Holy Name of Jesus, and through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, save Ireland from the sin and crime of abortion (say this last paragraph 3 times).
Please do join in the earnest praying of this prayer during each of the 40 days in Bernadette's important pro-life campaign.