Next month there will be a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in Scotland for people who are in need of healing due to an abortion decision. These weekend retreats can be very powerful and definitely aid the healing process for women and men hurt by abortion.
With just over a month until the next one, would you pray for those considering going?
Pray that they would find the strength within them to go, and that God would use the Rachel’s Vineyard setting to allow healing and peace in their hearts.
Pray for those who will be leading the retreat too, that their love and compassion would serve as a reminder of God’s presence and mercy throughout the whole weekend.
If you’re not sure what to pray, why not start with the following prayer the women who are suffering today, because of an abortion.
Source of all mercy and love,
out of love for us you sent your Son,
and willed that blood and water
flow from his side to cleanse us of sin
and restore lost innocence.
Hear the cry of each woman who mourns
the loss of her child to abortion.
Forgive her sin, restore her to your grace,
and still the terror of her heart
with a peace beyond all understanding.
Through the intercession
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of all tenderness and our Mother,
strengthen her faith in you.
Give her the consolation to believe
that her child is now living in the Lord.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
who conquered sin and death,
and who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.