Monday, January 23, 2006

My Very Own Faithmouse Cartoon!

Thanks to Dan Lacey at Faithmouse! The cartoon and the "A Womb of My Own" picket sign refers to the 1994 "March for Women's Lives" in Washington, D. C., of which the Episcopal Church, USA was a sponsor. From that moment, my decision to leave ECUSA was only a matter of when. For Dan to post it on Jan. 21, one day before the 33rd anniversery of Roe v. Wade, is particularly poignant.

Heavenly Father, in Your love for us,
protect against the wickedness of the devil,
those helpless little ones
to whom You have given the gift of life.

Touch with pity the hearts of those
women pregnant in our world today
who are not thinking of motherhood.

Help them to see that the child they carry
is made in Your image - as well as theirs -
made for eternal life.

Dispel their fear and selfishness
and give them true womanly hearts
to love their babies and give them birth
and all the needed care that a mother can give.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever. Amen.