I’M GOING IN! – Prayer and Fasting to Seek an End of Abortion in America

I’M GOING IN! – Prayer and Fasting to Seek an End of Abortion in America

I’M GOING IN!!

This is what I am doing (below) to “ramp things up” in my “calling out to God” for answered prayers, particular for an end to abortion in America. You are encouraged to join me! This is only for those with a Navy SEAL level tenacity for the monstrous mission ahead.

I’ve been pretty good, up to now, on the “Prayer and Spiritual Life” section below, but I am adding more intensive “Fasting and Mortification.”

“Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and the artificer of chastity. In war it fights bravely, in peace it teaches stillness.” – St. Basil the Great

Pope John Paul II has taught:

“Jesus Himself has shown us by His own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11). As He taught His disciples, some demons cannot be driven out except in this way (cf. Mk 9:29)” (Gospel of Life, 100). Fasting sets us free (Is 58:6). Even Ahab, the worst sinner in the world, was temporarily freed from destruction by turning to fasting (1 Kg 21:25-29). The Ninevites were also freed from imminent destruction through fasting (Jon 3:5-10). Esther’s fasting helped free the Jewish nation from extermination (Est 4:16). Joel announced the same call (Jl 2:15). All these people knew the secret. Fasting frees us from the most impossible circumstances, even from Satan.”

In our fight for life and against abortion, we are in humanly impossible circumstances. The pro-death forces dominate the government, business, entertainment, education, and mass media. We are like David fighting the Goliath of Planned Parenthood. However, “it is easy for many to be overcome by a few; in the sight of Heaven there is no difference between deliverance by many or by a few; for victory in war does not depend upon the size of the army, but on strength that comes from Heaven” (1 Mc 3:18-19; see also 2 Chr 20:3; Est 4:16). Fasting is one of the main ways the Lord gives us strength for victory and freedom from the evil one (Mt 4:1ff). Fasting is a way in which the Lord gives the underdog victory.

 

Prayer and Fasting to Seek an End of Abortion in America (either a Right-to-Life Amendment or a complete reversal of Roe v. Wade, thereby making it possible to outlaw all abortions at the state level) I hereby pledge:

 

Fasting & Mortification (Every day except the Sabbath, feast days, and extraordinary events such as celebrating a wedding day):

  1. I will eat one meal each day between a set window of 2-6 hours. For example, 2pm to 6pm (This is also called “intermittent fasting” and is found to be healthy as it burns unwanted fat and regulates blood sugar. One can widen or narrow this window and choose a different time of day that suits a lifestyle. See HERE and HERE).
  2. I will drink only water. Coffee and Tea are also allowed.
  3. I will have no sweets or junk food (Allowed on exception days noted above).
  4. I will daily mortify the flesh with exercise (e.g., daily walks and/or strength training 3xs per week)
  5. Whenever I hunger, or sacrifice, or suffer in any way, I will offer it up as I pray a Hail Mary for the conversion of sinners.

 

Prayer & Spiritual Life:

  1. Upon waking up, I will pray the Morning Offering.
  2. Before the Blessed Sacrament (if possible), preferably in the morning, I will spend at least 15-20 minutes each day, in meditation and quiet mental prayer.
  3. Before the Blessed Sacrament (if possible), preferably in the morning, I will spend at least 15-20 minutes each day reading and reflecting on the daily Mass readings.
  4. Before the Blessed Sacrament (if possible), preferably in the morning, I will pray the rosary daily for the following intentions:
    • An end of abortion
    • My growth in holiness
    • Mercy, repentance, and conversion for abortionists, pro-choice politicians, pro-choice voters, and all those who are culpable for the stain of abortion in America.
  1. Whenever I am asked for prayers, I will journal their name and daily pray the Sacred Heart Novena Prayer for all those who asked for my prayers (this is how Padre Pio prayed for others).
  2. I will pray the Angelus (6am, noon, 6pm).
  3. I will examine my conscience and privately ask God’s forgiveness each night.
  4. I will wear the Brown Scapular (or Scapular Medal)
  5. I will renew my consecration to Mary on a regular basis (at least weekly).
  6. I will go to confession frequently (at least monthly).
  7. I will build my Holy Alliance each day by calling upon a Saint to pray with me for a Holy Soul in Purgatory. Then, I will ask my Holy Alliance to pray with me for those who have asked for my prayers, as I pray the Sacred Heart Novena Prayer (Learn about building your Holy Alliance HERE).

 

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