As part of my duties with the Life Ministries group of LCMS World Relief and Human Care, I have the great pleasure of participating in meetings of the National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC). This is a group of Christian pro-life groups working together to get the message out that the life issues should connect all Christians, regardless of denominational (or non-denominational) affiliation.
That’s because at the heart of all the life issues is this irrefutable fact: human life is precious and valuable because God created it and Jesus Christ died for it. The members of the NPRC include LCMS World Relief and Human Care, Presbyterians Pro-Life, Lutherans For Life, Anglicans for Life, Priests for Life, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, LifeWatch (United Methodist Church), CEC for Life (Charismatic Episcopal Church), United Church of Christ for Life, National Right to Life Committee, and others.
In our efforts to promote ecumenical resources, we have published books and a quarterly newsletter. Click here to see the NPRC information page hosted by the Outreach department of the National Right to Life Committee. We also have two new on-line resources.
The first is the Pro-Life Prayer Campaign. We ask that you pray daily for the wonderful gift of human life and to ask for God to show you how you can make a difference. The prayer can be found by clicking here. Check back often as we will post new prayers at different times of the year.
The second on-line resource is to help pastors with suggestions of pro-life themes they can incorporate into their sermons. Click here to see the current “pro-life preaching hints.”
I hope these new resources will help you to share the love of God for human life.