January 31, 2020

Be Our Guest / Peggy Geis

Third Saturdays offer opportunity to become pro-life, prayer warrior

Last week, we focused on the national March for Life in Washington. I have been there myself many times, and it is truly a remarkable experience.

As a continuation of the grace of God which is received at this wonderful pro-life event in our nation’s capital, I am writing to invite everyone to join us at an open monthly pro-life Mass, adoration of Jesus and an active prayer vigil.

On the third Saturday of every month, the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants gather at St. Michael the Archangel Church, which is located 3354 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis. The prayer vigil begins with Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m. with Father John Kamwendo presiding.

After Mass, everyone who is willing and able proceeds to an abortion facility at 3607 W. 16th St., in Indianapolis. The faithful who go to the abortion facility will peacefully pray the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, asking Jesus and Mary to intercede for the lives of the babies who are scheduled to be aborted that morning. This prayer is also for everyone involved in the abortion industry, for their conversion and the mercy of God for them and us. For those not able to go to the facility, Father Kamwendo exposes the Blessed Sacrament in the church for adoration of Jesus.

With this in mind, I would like to share a story of why we need to be there. A number of years ago my late husband Bob and I were praying at the abortion facility at 10th and Arlington in Indianapolis.

Bob was a quiet man, prayerful, and I call him a holy man. He never spoke much while praying, never approached anyone, as some of us chose to do.

Then one day, he broke ranks and walked into the parking lot and approached a young man coming out of the facility, who had gone in with a young woman.

He walked up to him and asked, “Do you love her?” The young man said, “Yes.” Then Bob said, “Go back in there and tell her.” Suddenly, the young man turned around, and did just that! And in a few minutes, he came out with the young women. He smiled at Bob, they got in his car and drove away.

This is one of hundreds of stories of God’s amazing grace, which I have heard and even experienced because someone was inspired by the Holy Spirit to be present there praying while abortions were being performed and/or said what was in their hearts.

Please come each third Saturday of the month to pray for someone. Bring as many people as you can. We always have room for more. You may be the prayer warrior God calls to save the life of a little baby and restore their parents in the love they have for each other in this very stressful situation. God loves everyone. Come and pray and share this love.

(Peggy Geis is a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis.)

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