It’s February 29 — leap day.
Why not make it a leap-of-faith day?
For example, if you’re going out of town this weekend, you may be thinking that your schedule won’t permit you to pray at your local 40 Days for Life vigil.
That may be true.
But why not see if you can drop in at another 40 Days for Life location?
Miguel had prayed at 40 Days for Life in his home town of El Paso. But when he was in San Fernando Valley, California on business recently, he looked up the nearest 40 Days for Life location online at: http://www.40daysforlife.com/location.html and joined the group for prayer.
Our friends in Florida say they’re hearing from people who want to sign up for the 40 Days for Life vigil in Orlando when their families visit Disney World next month.
There are even multiple reports of people driving three or four hours just to get to the closest 40 Days for Life vigil and pray!
Can you, too, take that leap of faith and go the extra mile?
Carol Marie in the Reno/Tahoe area along the California/Nevada border is asking people to take an additional step outside their comfort zones and engage in the community outreach portion of 40 Days for Life.
One reason for doing so is the fact that people who never have occasion to drive past the vigil may not know that 40 Days for Life is going on!
“I must admit,” Carol Marie said, “that even though I had finally taken the terrifying plunge and gone to the sidewalk of an abortion site to pray for those inside, the thought of going up to the door of a complete stranger and broaching the subject of abortion was numbing to consider. And yet, having had the opportunity to join in this adventure has changed my mind and heart.”
Carol Marie said people are ready to discuss the topic in a non-threatening manner. “All we need to do is approach them in charity. Please help us to spread the word that we’re here to see abortion be brought to an end and solicit their help through prayer.”
If we’re serious about ending abortion, we must be serious about spreading the word.
Jenny is typical of the many people who’ve heard about 40 Days for Life and have stepped forward — for the first time in their lives — to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
“I was not an active pro-lifer before 40 Days for Life,” she wrote to us. “But I realize that it’s a calling from God — to be His eyes, lips, hands and feet throughout the battle. And it won’t be over until it’s over.”
Today’s devotional was prepared for you by Rev. Ben Sheldon, president emeritus of Presbyterians Pro-Life…
DAY 24 INTENTION:
Pray that we may realize the generational impact of abortion.
Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife because she was barren; and the Lord granted his prayer and Rebekah his wife conceived.
The children struggled together within her, and she said,” If it is thus, why do I live?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger.”
– Genesis 25:21-23
What an answer to prayer!
Who dares to say that the unborn are not human, with distinct personality and character right from the moment of conception?
This account emphasizes the vitality and uniqueness of the twins who, because of Isaac’s prayer for his wife, were conceived in Rebekah’s womb.
When Rebekah was told by the Lord that the older would serve the younger twin, God already knew that Jacob and Esau would lead turbulent and conflicted lives.
God knows us and knows all about us, including our personality and disposition long before we are actually born, indeed, from the moment we are conceived in our mother’s womb.
What a tragedy of gargantuan proportions that babies, planned and endowed by the Creator, with distinct and unique personalities and with, perhaps, a future and destiny intended for greatness, have their lives snuffed out by cruel abortionists before they ever see the light of day!
May our prayers that the dreadful scourge of abortion in our land may vanish be as fervent as Isaac’s were for Rebekah.
O, God, you formed us in our mother’s womb and planned a unique and special life and purpose for each of us, and we do thank you.
Grant that we may pray and work for an end to abortion, especially in these 40 days, so that no unborn baby you have made may fail to achieve your divine intention for him or her because of intentional abortion.
We pray this for the sake of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Let’s make this February 29 a leap day that we’ll still remember four years from now!
Yours for Life,
National Campaign Director
40 Days for Life
P.S.- CONGRATULATIONS to Virginia State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli who took a leap of faith to introduce an amendment to strip tax funding from abortion giant Planned Parenthood in his state.
Wednesday’s vote was tied at 20 to 20 before Lt. Governor Bill Bolling cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the amendment!
The final state budget will be decided over the next week, and it is very likely that the Planned Parenthood amendment will now be part of the budget negotiations.
We’re all quick to complain when things go wrong in our culture. Now let’s send a resounding thank you to Sen. Cuccinelli and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for taking such a bold “leap.”
No matter where in the country you live, this action is a big boost for the fight against Planned Parenthood. Please e-mail these men and congratulate them for their courage: