297 babies have been reported saved from abortion during this 40 Days for Life campaign thus far.
297 — Praise God!!
Here are the stories of two of those babies…
Elizabeth in Sacramento shared a report with me that is especially heartbreaking — a mother being told abortion is her best option because her baby may have medical problems.
“I am six months pregnant and am going to have an abortion due to medical reasons,” she told Elizabeth.
“I explained that her baby is precious,” said Elizabeth. But at first, the mother was not interested in listening.
“My doctor insisted that there are multiple deformities,” she said, “including spina bifida, and that this would be a ’special needs’ baby.”
“I shared how God knew from the beginning of time that He would create this special baby and that He gave special babies to special mothers,” Elizabeth told her. “This baby is truly a gift from God.”
At this point the two held hands and prayed together. “I pleaded with God to send her all the graces necessary to choose life, accept God’s will and to ultimately trust that He has the best plan for her and her baby.”
As Elizabeth finished her prayer, she asked the woman if she could kiss her baby. The thought must have come from God, because she had no idea why she would ask such a question. But the mother agreed, and Elizabeth bent down and kissed her stomach.
Immediately the mother proclaimed with joy…
“I am keeping my baby! I don’t care what the doctor or what anyone else says,” she said, “this is my baby!”
Elizabeth then watched as the young mother courageously walked away from the clinic.
Your prayers and sacrifices during this 40 Days for Life are bearing fruit!
Jennifer in Cherry Hill, New Jersey woke up the other day, heard the rain outside, and it thought it would be a good day go back to sleep — but she did not — she COULD not!
“I thought how babies are often saved when volunteers make the sacrifice to come out in the cold rain.” So off she went to join a small group in prayer.
But only a few abortion clients took their flyers, and Jennifer was discouraged at the end of her shift. “I was feeling cold and wet and wishing our sacrifices and prayers would have saved a baby.”
When Jennifer went back to the clinic later, she learned that one of the women who entered the clinic while she and the others were praying had come out shortly after Jennifer left. She had decided to keep her baby!
Her discouragement vanished in an instant.
In these remaining five days of this spring 40 Days for Life campaign, may God continue to save many more babies from abortion and protect many more women — and men — from lives of regret.
Today’s devotional is from Carmen Pate, a 40 Days for Life board member and the co-host of the nationally syndicated Point of View radio talk show…
DAY 35 INTENTION
Pray that all believers participating in this 40 Days for Life campaign will make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).
And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
– John 17:22-23
REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, Point of View
Christ prayed that all those who would believe in Him would be united in single purpose and spirit, just as He and the Father were united.
I find it convicting to consider that those who would run to Jesus with their sins, seeking forgiveness, and falling in love with the Savior, often run from Christians today.
Is it because they see division and dissension instead of unity and peace?
No doubt Christ is pleased to see the body unified and praying together during these 40 days.
This is exactly what we see when we read about the beginnings of the church. Both the unity and the prayer are conspicuous, along with the results of unified prayer.
Acts 2:46-47 tells us, “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”
No doubt the enemy is disheartened to see the unity in prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil, and he will continuously try to disrupt the bond of peace among brothers and sisters in Christ.
Let us guard our hearts and minds, exhibiting the love of Christ that He so graciously gives us, so that those watching will see the love among us and know that He must love them too!
Heavenly Father, give us grace in every situation to work toward unity. With humility, gentleness, and patience, may we endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There are hurting men and women Lord at the crossroads of life and death who are looking for love and peace in their lives.
May they see Christ in us and be drawn to the abundant life that only He can give. It is in Christ’s precious name that we pray, Amen.
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Yours In Christ,
Spring Campaign Director
40 Days for Life