Thursday, August 14, 2008

Prayers for Northern Ireland

John Smeaton has offered his support to a paper calling for forty days of prayer and fasting to stop the Abortion Act being extended to Northern Ireland. He points out that SPUC is not a religious organisation but there are precedents for actions such as these during times of crisis. King George VI called the people to 'prayer and dedication' during the Normandy Landings of 1944.

The proposed period of prayer and fasting is between 20th August and 4th October (excluding Sundays).