Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pro-life Groups will Hold Prayer Vigils, Memorial Outside Tiller's Closed Abortion Clinic

Pro-life Groups will Hold Prayer Vigils, Memorial Outside Tiller's Closed Abortion Clinic

"It's time for the healing process to begin."

WICHITA, Kans., June 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- There will be a series of prayer and memorial events held in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, to pray for healing and an end to abortion-related violence. Pro-life groups sponsoring this event, known as "A Time for Healing...A Time for Life" are Operation Rescue, the Washington DC based Christian Defense Coalition, and Living Word Outreach of Wichita.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, who helped lead the 1991 "Summer of Mercy" protests in Wichita, will head the events, which include a Friday evening prayer vigil, a Saturday walk across Wichita down Kellogg Ave. to pray for peace and healing, and a memorial service at Tiller's former abortion clinic where hundreds of flowers will be placed to honor the pre-born babies who died there. Prayers for the Tiller family will be offered by members of the clergy.

Rev. Mahoney has conducted similar outreaches in Northern Ireland, Iraq, and China to stop violence and human rights abuses.


Friday, June 19, at 7:30 P.M.
Prayer vigil at Living Word Outreach,
3033 S. Hillside Ave., Wichita.

Saturday, June 20, at 8:00 A.M.
Gather at Living Word Outreach Church.
Group will walk along the entire length of Kellogg Ave. covering the boundaries of Wichita from west to east.

Saturday, June 20, at 12:00 Noon.
Prayer vigil and memorial service at Women's Health Care Services,
5107 East Kellogg Ave., Wichita.

Prayer walk will continue after the memorial.

Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 P.M.
Prayer vigil at Living Word Outreach.

"We encourage the pro-life community, including the community's pastors, to join us in earnest prayers to the cessation of violence, both inside and outside the womb, and to memorialize those who have tragically lost their lives," said Troy Newman. "This is a time to come together in unity to pray and reflect on the precious gift of life, and to thank God that pre-born babies are currently safe in this community. It's time for the healing process to begin."

About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.

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