Why March?

Someone recently asked me what the point was to all these pro-life marches. We have marched a lot in recent weeks so the question is valid. I would like to submit the following 5 reasons why we should march and rumble for life.

Marching Encourages our Leaders

One of the challenges of leadership is that the higher you rise the more out of touch you become. Leaders rely on the media to clue them in on what the people think. The media makes it look like no one cares about life but a handful of cooks.

When we march we remind our leaders we stand behind them when they stand for life. We give them the courage to push for change.

Marching Changes Hearts

You should have seen the faces of those who watch pro-life marches and rumbles. 40 Days for Life has seen hearts changed and lives saved all over the world through marches and vigils.

Marching Inspires Prayer

There is something powerful that happens to your heart when you put life tape on. Somehow it makes prayer easier and it breaks your heart. I am a big advocate for praying out loud but sometimes silent prayer is powerful too.

The more we march, the more we will pray.

Marching Inspires Action

Inviting friends to a march is a great way to move them from apathy to action. From doing nothing to to doing something. Without a march it would be harder to get people to care enough about life to do something other than harden their hearts.

Marching Earns Attention

The media loves to cover events like marches and rumbles. The more we focus the attention of the nation on this atrocity the more they will be forced to take action. Martin Luther King Jr. knew this.

We must march if we want to see a change. You can’t change the world from your couch.

What do you think?

  • Do you come to Pro-life marches? Why or why not?
  • What would need to happen to get you to show up?
  • Are you afraid to take a stand for life?
  • What have the pro-life events that you have attended been like? Would they encourage you to come again?

Thomas Umstattd Jr. is the author of Courtship in Crisis, the former head of PracticalCourtship.com, and co-founder of the Austin Rhetoric Club, a homeschool speech and debate club in Austin, Texas. He is a professional speaker and CEO of Author Media. He sits on the board of directors for several nonprofits, including the Texas Alliance for Life.

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3 thoughts on “Why March?

  1. This is so true! Marches move our hearts and I think they move the heart of God.

    The prayer service before the march in Houston was so sweet. I saw people coming to the front to repent of embarrassing sexual sins. They did not care who saw them. They wanted God.

    I saw people raise their hands all over the church saying they had taken part in abortions. People all around them prayed for them without judgment, but in love. When we repent we move the heart of God! He can not turn is face away from repentance!

    Marches remind us of what we do not see every day: the senseless deaths of thousands. It reminds us of the broken lives abortion leaves in its wake.

    Prayer + Repentance + Action + Persistence = Victory

  2. A 6th reason for marching is so that those people who would like to be our so-called leaders and are searching for a platform, will be able to stick their finger in the wind and have a line to jump to the front of.

    How’s that for cynical, but I’ve been watching this issue for 40 years. The people have to lead for the leaders to follow. Because the leaders sure as heck ain’t gonna do it unless we do.

  3. Every body acknowledges that humen’s life is expensive, but people require money for various stuff and not every person gets enough cash. Thus to receive some home loans or just college loan will be a correct solution.

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