13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
-Psalm 139:13-14

Here is some sample text if you’d like to contact Governor Pritzker regarding the continued operation of abortion providers during this virus crisis.

Dear Governor Pritzker,

Thank you for the work you have done to protect the good people of Illinois during this COVID-19 pandemic. I support you for the majority of the steps you have taken to protect Illinoisans.

I understand that hospitals have cancelled most if not all elective surgeries to limit the spread COVID-19 and to better use limited supplies. This is to protect patients, medical personal, and the community from the spread of this deadly virus.

I kindly ask you to close all abortion facilities in Illinois for this very same reason. Keeping these facilities open presents an additional health risk to all involved and utilizes supplies that could be used to curb this crisis. Please protect the patients, their families, medical personal, co-workers and our Illinois communities.

Thank you kindly,

Please add you name, city and zip code.


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“SID” stands for “Southern Illinois District.” Within The LCMS the state of Illinois is split into three districts: Northern, Central, and Southern. This group works in the Southern chunk of Illinois.

“Advocates for Life”?

The SID “Advocates for Life” (or A4L) are Lutheran Christians who work together with various groups operating in the SID to speak up for all life from womb to tomb. While awareness of legal statutes and such is a part of this group’s work, the bigger goal is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to all people in all circumstances of life.

Jesus is the only one who brings true peace, forgiveness, and eternal life.

Learn more about us here

Why does a group like this need to exist?

Because people need to hear about the hope and peace we have in Jesus.

Take a look at our monthly Newsletter to see what all’s going on and how we can bring Jesus to Illinois.

Let us pray…

O God, from our mothers’ wombs You wonderfully knit each human being in your image, and though fallen, You all the more wonderfully sent your Son in our flesh and likeness for our redemption. By Your Word and Spirit bring all who are estranged or astray from You to repentance, true faith in Christ, and greater understanding of Your good will and ways. Cause us to grow in the same; and enable us to be agents of Your truth and love; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Rev. Dr Craig Meissner

Northern Illinois District Life Coordinator

Here is a hymn written by a local pastor that may also be a blessing to your day as you think about God’s gift of life.