One couple stood under a flimsy umbrella. He was holding his portable oxygen tank. They drove from McKinney, Texas in the rain to join others from their parish, St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, to pray outside the Southwestern late-term abortion facility. The rain was incidental to their sacrifice to come and pray.
She peeked out from under her umbrella and said with a soft smile that they could only stay for about 30 minutes to pray because of his health. He stood straight and firm with determined kind eyes. Sturdy souls these two. Despite his health, this couple also volunteers to help moms and families in need. Earlier this week, they arranged delivery of a baby crib and household items for a new mom.
It was during those thirty minutes of their prayers when a mother changed her mind and left the abortion center. Tears rolled down the young mother's cheeks as she told the sidewalk counselor that she was not going to have the abortion.
For this baby and each new life, Holy Father You deemed to create, we give You thanks and praise. For each rain drop and tear drop shed this day, we offer to Thee thanksgivings. With all the Angels and Saints, we give Thee praise and bless Thy Holy Name, O Lord our God.