Prayer and Praises – February 2022

February Prayer & Praises

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
1 John 4:7-8

Why Be Gracious? Because of the immeasurable grace we have each received. When we recognize the grace and mercy that has been poured out on our lives through Jesus’ finished work on the cross, we are able to extend grace and kindness to others. His sacrifice was perfect in every way and able to present us blameless before a Holy and perfect God.

It seems unfathomable to know that God sees us with all of our sin and shame, and yet He still loves us and forgives us. Thanks be to God!

Let us encourage one another to be gracious to mothers who are trying to make the right choice for their babies. They need our compassion and for us to share the love of Christ with them by demonstrating it through our actions, prayers, and resources.

Please pray for them and everyone who interacts with them through the clinic, that the mothers would be well cared for and given the necessary tools and encouragement to protect the sanctity of their baby’s life.

"...and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." - Ephesians 5:2

Prayer for health & strength for the Care Net staff as they continue to serve more women than ever in this ministry’s history.

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” – 3 John 1:2

Pray that more women than ever before will choose life for their unborn children and find salvation through Jesus Christ by visiting our center.

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” – Romans 10:9-10

Pray for healing for woman who have walked the path of abortion as we begin a new post-abortion support group this month.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

In A World Filled With Lies . . .

Too often in our culture, narratives don’t reflect reality. This is true on both sides of the political aisle and within all our different subcultures. Sometimes the lies don’t matter much – “Wow, Santa came and ate all those cookies! — Definitely NOT Dad!!” Other times, lives are at stake. If I’ve learned anything in my time at Care Net, it’s that the abortion industry lies, and then lies about lying.

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Urgent Prayer Need

You may have heard about a very important case being heard by the Supreme Court this Wednesday, Dec. 1st – the case of Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health.

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Local Women Find They Don’t Need Abortion to Secure Their Futures – They Need YOU!

Local Women Find They Don't Need Abortion to Secure Their Futures - They Need YOU!

The front end is easy to see.  

You believe in life. It’s sacred. It’s undeniably alive. So you protect it. You speak up, you give money to Care Net Peninsula, and you pray that pregnant women won’t default to abortion. 

And that is what happens – women do choose life. 

Women bring us their unplanned pregnancies – unsure of what to do; full of the fear that their unplanned pregnancies will give birth to unplanned babies. With the culture screaming in their ears it’s hard to imagine anything other than an inevitable end – unplanned babies will ruin their lives. 

But then women find Care Net Peninsula and get the help and hope they need. 

And then they choose life. 

But in the back of your mind, you wonder. Then what? 

If you’ve supported Care Net Peninsula’s mission to serve moms and save babies, you may hit a wall when you try to envision what happens after her pregnancy decision. After the birth of the baby. As the reality of that choice weighs fully – with a new life sleeping in the next room. 

Pro-abortion advocates weave a pretty dismal story – a woman’s success and happiness hinges on her opportunity to abort her child. Without abortion, how will women survive? 

But here at Care Net we are not story-writers. We’re story-tellers. We tell true stories. Stories that you – our donors – help our clients create.  

We are privileged to see the women you help – months and years after they choose life for their babies. Incredible, successful, happy women. Doing life. Raising their children. Working hard. Proud, powerful women who defy the loud lie that abortion saves women.  

Women like Kapria . . .

“I was confused, sad, and at rock bottom” Kapria remembers the weariness of trying to make a pregnancy decision.  “I had to do something. I needed to be reminded in some way, somehow of Jesus being my anchor.” 

So she turned to Care Net’s clinic, Alcove Health – questions and all. 

She walked through our doors with confusing emotions of doubt and fear. Questions were flooding her mind – Will I be a great mom?,” Who will help me? She even wondered, Is God going to hear me?” 

After meeting with her advocate, Sheri, the confusion started to clear. She allowed the truth to overrule the lies and calm her fears.  

She was “confident and awakened.” She knew God wanted her to keep her child.  

Kapria says her pregnancy was “stressful, hard work, encouraging, and transformational.”  

Draw that picture in your mind. Kapria was not dragged kicking and screaming – fighting the pregnancy decision all the way to the delivery room. No, she found the truth and allowed it to change her. Her life was changed through her pregnancy. 

Wearing not-yet-two-month-old Baby Emmanuel swaddled in front of her, she told her own story at Care Net Peninsula’s Walk 4 Life this year. Far from that day she first walked into our clinic, she told a different story. With her own voice.  

With a mind full of gratitude and a heart full of love, Kapria spoke of her life. “I love my son. I love my children. I’m so very much grateful.”

“Thank you for reminding me that through God, all things are possible,” Kapria said. 

Abortion proponents would say her life is ruined. She’s lost her power, her voice, and her ability to have a successful, happy life. After all, they say, women need abortion to secure their futures. 

But women like Kapria – real women with their true stories – show us otherwise. Their lives stand in contrast to the idea that women need abortions. Women like Kapria choose their babies and themselves; their babies’ futures and their own futures. 

At Care Net Peninsula, our services start with a moment – that first call to our clinic.

And then there are more moments – that first connection with an advocate, that first peek at the ultrasound screen, that first conversation with one of our Registered Nurses.  

Every single life-changing event starts with one moment. 

But these moments turn into lifetimes. Lifetimes not doomed to failure because a woman chose to protect her unborn child. Women not living lives full of regret about what could have been – if only they aborted. 

No, we find women fully aware that they saved themselves when they saved their babies. 

When you’re part of the Care Net family, you empower women to understand the truth. You help women see a real future – one that does not need to include an abortion procedure.  

You see, the abortion industry may need women, but women do not need an abortion. Women live successful lives with their babies. 

When you give to Care Net Peninsula, you become part of every one of these life-changing moments. Your generous support – providing pregnant women with the help and hope they need to choose life – turns these moments into successful lifetimes. For babies and moms. 

Read More News Updates

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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In A World Filled With Lies . . .

In A World Filled With Lies, Local Women Need The Truth!

Too often in our culture, narratives don’t reflect reality. This is true on both sides of the political aisle and within all our different subcultures. Sometimes the lies don’t matter much – “Wow, Santa came and ate all those cookies! — Definitely NOT Dad!!” Other times, lives are at stake. If I’ve learned anything in my time at Care Net, it’s that the abortion industry lies, and then lies about lying.

LIE: Abortion is an easy decision, like removing a mole.

Truth: The decision to have an abortion affects our clients physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for years.

A clients’ decision often involves other people, especially the father. This is why she needs a safe place to go to process with the freedom to consider all aspects of her decision. It’s also why we’ve had our busiest year ever and have 99.5% 5-star reviews — we tell the truth.

At Home Abortions - Carafem

LIE: Care Net Peninsula is a fake clinic that manipulates women.

Truth: The Abortion Industry sells abortions, Care Net serves women for free.

This year, a national Abortion Pill Company started marketing At-Home Abortions to sell Peninsula women the abortion pill without ever leaving their homes. They also launched a Missed Period Pills brand to sell the exact same pill, only marketed to women who aren’t even sure they’re pregnant. Meanwhile, Care Net Peninsula offers counseling, STI testing, Ultrasounds, and more through highly trained staff, including 5 Registered Nurses. It’s hard for the ‘manipulative’ label to stick when all our services are offered with no strings attached and FOR FREE thanks to partners like you.

LIE: Women who choose life for their babies are doomed to a life of poverty and unfulfilled dreams.

Truth: We hear from former clients almost every day who are incredibly grateful they chose life for their babies. 

Jacqueline* was a Care Net client last year. She was planning to have an abortion but after a visit to our clinic chose life for her baby and re-dedicated her life to Christ. This summer she shared with excitement and gratitude that she’d been accepted into Nursing School and is. on track for her dream job. No Abortion Necessary!

*name changed

Even as lies persist, we serve the one TRUE God. When you invest in Care Net Peninsula, you provide a way for 600+ local women to hear the TRUTH that God loves and cares for them and for their babies. 

2022 will be a crucial year in the fight for life on the Peninsula. With national companies now selling At-Home Abortions up to 11 weeks, we must invest more than ever to reach clients and expand our services. 

Thank you so much for partnering with our ministry and on behalf of the whole CNP team we pray you have a very Merry Christmas. 

In Christ – Ryan

P.S. – The abortion industry lies to women about their pregnancies and about Care Net Peninsula. Will you consider a gift to this ministry to provide a safe place local women can go to–for free–to learn the truth about their babies? Thank you for your generous support! 

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Read More News Updates

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Urgent Prayer Need

Urgent Prayer Needed

Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health

Hey Care Net Family, you may have heard about a very important case being heard by the Supreme Court this Wednesday, Dec. 1st – the case of Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health.

This case in itself will not end abortion. However, it could have a huge impact on abortion practices in our nation by taking abortion legislation out of the hands of the federal government and placing it into the hands of each state, allowing them the right to decide what they will permit. Many believe that this case could lead to the overturning of Roe vs Wade!

Read more about Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health here

Will you join with us to:

    • Pray. Gather your family, friends, and even church to pray for this historic case.
    • Pray that as the case is being heard that the Justices’ hearts will be softened to examine the truth about life and that justice will be served for the most vulnerable among us.
    • Pray for the lawyers that are boldly standing on the frontlines to fight on behalf of the unborn.
    • Pray that the Lord would raise up leaders in each of our states to stand for mothers and their children.
    • Pray for the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness in this nation for the shedding of innocent blood.

 

“If you faint when under pressure, you have need of courage. Go and rescue the perishing! Be their savior! Why would you stand back and watch them stagger to their death? And why would you say, “But it’s none of my business”? The one who knows you completely and judges your every motive is also the keeper of souls—and not just yours! He sees through your excuses and holds you responsible for failing to help those whose lives are threatened.” Proverbs 24:10-12

Read More News Updates

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Prayer and Praises – November 2021

November Prayer & Praises

Harvest! That’s what this whole season proclaims; from pumpkin spice (sorry to those who hate it) and Thanksgiving to the success of this year’s Benefit Dinner and close-cropped fields edged by burnished trees.

We always want to see the harvest. We yearn for the success stories and the full coffers, especially in ministries that move our very core. He has brought so much in! This season calls for deep, lingering thanks for all that God has already done for Care Net Peninsula. 

Sometimes though, it can spiritually look like winter. So many lost moms and dads, so many babies. How can we see them saved? The cold deepens, leaves fall and winter comes. The ache in your heart may feel too heavy. Remember the trees outside: their buds are furled inside their branches already formed, ready for spring. He hasn’t stopped working, even when we strain to see.

Let us be people who rejoice over the harvest! Let us be the people who pray through the winter, plant in the spring, sweat, and labor in the summer.  Let us be willing to be part of the harvest from start to finish. His Kingdom will come. He will come.

"Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." - John 15:4

We are thanking the Lord for our most successful banquet ever and seeking the Lord for wisdom as we move forward with initiatives to serve more women.

“They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.” – Psalm 36:8-9

Pray that the Lord would interrupt women who are planning an abortion and bring them to us so that we can give them the help & hope they need to choose life for their baby.

“He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.” – Psalm 107:14

Pray for our Thanksgiving mailing that is going out now to people who have never heard of our mission. May it raise awareness & funds for the work we do here at Care Net.

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding…” – Colossians 1:9

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Prayer and Praises – October 2021

October Prayer & Praises

Isn’t it amazing that the Kingdom belongs to those who will become like little children? Let the weight of that sink into our prayers over this ministry!

Here we are: advocates for mothers and fathers who are confused by a world telling them life can only go on if the child within ends. Jesus’ heart is to save his children; from the babies deep in their mothers’ wombs to the children He sees in each mother and father, hungry for answers and hope.

The rescue story begins when they step into a place saturated with accurate portrayals of Him as holy, yet infinitely loving! Compassion enables relationship with their Father to begin.

Will we pray with childlike faith and eagerness? Will we beg for more children to join the family? May our every prayer (no matter how large in scope and vision) boil down to desiring deeper fellowship with our Father…then inviting more into the family where they may be truly alive.  

" ...but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19:14

Pray for Ryan Bomberger as he prepares his message for the Peninsula4Life Dinner. Also, pray that the Lord would bring more monthly partners into this ministry through this event.

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity…” – Romans 12:6-8a

Pray that the Lord would continue to bring vulnerable women to our clinic so that we can give them the help & hope they need to choose life for their babies.

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by.” – Psalm 57:1

Pray for wisdom and favor as we continue to expand our services to women and families facing life-changing decisions.

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” – Isaiah 30:21

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Prayer and Praises – August 2021

August 2021 Prayer and Praises
August 2021 Prayer and Praises

August Prayer & Praises

An old adage says “the only thing constant is change”. While we know that to be true it’s rarely ever easy.

Perhaps this month you are in a season of change. Kids going off to school. Managing a business in an ever-changing work environment. Trying to find the boundaries in a world that are changing by the moment. We are all going through this to some extent – individually and together.

As believers, we are steadied with the knowledge that God is our firm foundation – never changing and always faithful. He keeps us so that we will not stumble. He hears our prayers and makes a way for us in any wilderness that life brings. He is an ever-present help in the darkest times.

He changes not.

So as we turn a page on the calendar and walk into this new season we walk hand-in-hand with the lover of our soul, knowing that He goes before us and will be with us every step of the way. Shalom. 

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13

Pray that the Lord would work in the hearts of pregnant women to reach out to us when making a life-changing decision.

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Pray that the Lord would protect our staff in mind and body and that our clinic would remain healthy and safe. 

“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” – Psalm 5:11

Pray for wisdom and favor as we plan for our Peninsula4Life Fundraising Banquet.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”  – Proverbs 16:3

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Prayer and Praises – July 2021

July Prayer & Praises

In a world where we are constantly faced with the challenges that this worldwide pandemic brings, we can hold fast to the stability of our Sovereign God. Due to the pandemic the abortion pill has been made more widely available to women facing unplanned pregnancies. They can now receive these pills via the United States Postal Service and have a chemical abortion in their home. At Care Net Peninsula and Alcove Health Women’s Clinic we want to be the first call for women who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy. Finding a way to reach them in their home before they reach out to abortion providers is paramount in saving these precious babies. It has been challenging to meet with clients in the clinic, as our protocols had to adapt and include COVID precautions, but by God’s grace we have been able to see clients throughout the pandemic. Every aspect of our ministry has been opposed almost at every turn. But God has provided through innovative ideas, our generous donors, and you, our prayer partners! Praise God that in every way, He provides for this ministry to continue to serve women who think abortion is the only way out of an unplanned pregnancy and give them the help and hope they need to choose life for their baby. 

"Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!" - Psalm 105:4

Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom in our marketing to reach women considering the abortion pill.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:5

Pray that the Lord would protect, refresh, and unify our Care Net & Alcove staff who work daily in this life affirming work.

“May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!” – Psalm 29:11

Pray for sponsors and table hosts to sign up for our upcoming Peninsula4Life Benefit Dinner.

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”  – Psalm 90:7

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Prayer and Praises – June 2021

June Prayer & Praises

God is our steady rock in a raging sea. We can trust in His promises and walk by faith knowing that He will never leave or forsake us. I am thankful that in an ever-changing world, God remains the same. When women come through our clinic doors, they hear about the God who sees them in their crisis. They hear about the hope that is only found in Jesus Christ. Praise God that He has brought women of faith forward to mentor our clients and share the hope that we have in Jesus! We are so grateful! 

Please be praying for our clients and our staff team this month as we are bringing on some new members! God sees the work of your faithful prayers.

"For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death." - Romans 8:2

Pray that the Lord would continue to bring vulnerable women to our doors so that we can give them the help & hope they need to choose life for their babies.

“For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.” – Psalm 72:12-14

Pray that our new team members will get empowered by the Lord quickly to move into their new roles.

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” – Romans 12:9-13

Pray that the Lord would unify our Board to lead with passion as we have new members rotating on and off.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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Prayer and Praises – February 2021

February Prayer & Praises

God is our shield. Meditate on that. He protects us from things that we don’t even see coming, holds himself between threats and dangers, and delivers us as armor does a soldier, from a place of death to a place of life, over and over again.

God is our rock. Don’t just read that. He holds us when the world or our hearts shake and things look upside down, confusing, broken or dark. He is the only solid ground while we learn new things and experience daunting challenges.

God is our sustainer. Soak it in. He does not let our weaknesses and needs keep us from His glorifying mission! He carries each of us through with strong arms and faithful provision for our hearts and bodies. He is more than enough for anything we face.

Praise God for being our shield, our rock, and sustainer! He is being revealed as that to each parent and baby served here, He is continuing this to our staff, and to each of you dear intercessors! What a God we serve.  He has no rival and is not daunted.

"Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint." Psalm 61:1-2

Pray that the Lord would protect, refresh, and unify our Care Net Peninsula and Alcove Health staff who work daily in this life-affirming work.

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:14-15

Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom & creativity as we plan for our annual spring fundraising event in the midst of gathering restrictions.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” – James 1:5

Pray that the Lord would bring us the right, new Client Advocate as we expand our mission.

“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” – Acts 13:2

Zipporah Young, Volunteer Prayer Coordinator

February 16, 2021

Critical Year-End Ministry Update

Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.

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