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January 23, 2018

Room at the Inn

“Marianne Donadio was 17 when she found out she was pregnant.  At first, she felt like she had no place to turn. But when she told her parents, they responded with total love, total affection, total support. Marianne bravely chose life and soon gave birth to her son. She named him Benedict, which means blessing. Marianne was so grateful for her parents’ love and support that she felt called to serve those who were not as fortunate as her. She joined with others in her community to start a maternity home to care for homeless women who were pregnant. They named it ‘Room at the Inn.’ Today, Marianne and her husband, Don, are the parents of six beautiful children, and her eldest son, Benedict, and her daughter, Maria, join us here today. Over the last 15 years, Room at the Inn has provided housing, childcare, counseling, education, and job training to more than 400 women. Even more importantly, it has given them hope. It has shown each woman that she is not forgotten, that she is not alone, and that she really now has a whole family of people who will help her succeed.” (President Donald J. Trump)1

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20a; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Thank the Lord for each woman who has chosen life for her unborn child, when her circumstances were challenging. Bless them for being brave.

  2. Thank the Lord for the men who fathered children, who were not aborted, but stood with the woman’s decision. Bless them for supporting life.

  3. Thank the Lord for parents and others in these women’s support networks who helped them in their life decisions. Bless them for not judging, but choosing the life of the new little one, instead of thinking of their own reputations.

  4. Many ministries have unfolded after life-choices were made. Pray for the success of the Room at the Inn and any life centers or women’s support centers you know about in your community.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I and my family choose life! Thank you for the women who are brave enough to choose to keep a challenging pregnancy, even though they may battle great fear at times.  Thank you for the men who impregnated them who stood with their decision to choose life and did not pressure them to abort. Thank you for parents, family, friends, and church members who swallowed their pride, chose to love and not judge, and supported completely the woman’s choice to bring her baby into the world. I bless the many life centers and other ministries that help women who choose life. Grant grace to the workers and move on hearts to give finances to help in many ways! Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that this nation will be blessed for choosing life more and more every day!

Find out more about President Trump here.