I have two stories to share today, both about the results of praying in front of an abortion center during the 40 Days for Life campaign. But first — a special prayer request.
40 Days for Life’s national director, David Bereit, and I visited England just before the start of the campaign and met a dedicated group of prayerful volunteers. Here is the video from our trip:
The London 40 Days for Life team will pray tonight outside the BPAS abortion facility. BPAS is the British equivalent of Planned Parenthood … and they are NOT happy about 40 Days for Life!
Bishop Alan Hopes and other clergy will lead an hour of prayer for an increased respect for life in the UK.
It is certainly needed. Several facilities are under investigation for doing illegal sex-selection abortions, and abortion providers have just been granted permission to advertise on television.
But vigil participants will not be alone. Pro-abortion forces plan a “noisy” counter-demonstration.
Since 40 Days for Life began, BPAS has been rallying the media and others to attack the London campaign at an unprecedented level. One BPAS spokesman even told the media there was “no moral justification” for Bishop Hopes to get involved!
A pro-abortion advocate said, “Their protest (meaning 40 Days for Life) should be banned.”
The good news, of course, is that this shows the campaign is working!
PLEASE keep the London campaign in your prayers, especially during this event. The vigil (and the counter-protest) begins at 7 pm London time. That’s 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific in North America.
Andrew, the coordinator of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Germantown, writes of women who have decided against abortion — including one who found out it would be a two-day procedure. “She left and did not come back,” he said.
Infamous abortionist Leroy Carhart travels to Germantown every week to perform late-term abortions. But there have been two weeks during this campaign that Carhart never arrived — meaning no abortions for those weeks.
“God is continuing to answer our prayers,” Andrew said. “We are making a difference. Germantown is continuing to take notice of our constant presence. Please come out and pray.”
STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN
Mary said she was about halfway through her prayer time at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Sterling Heights when a small car pulled up and parked. A young woman got out and asked Mary if she knew Sue.
The woman explained that three years ago, she had met Sue, who was praying in about that same spot.
The young woman had come for an abortion. She was pregnant and she was about to be evicted from her home. Quite simply, she didn’t know what to do. After talking to Sue, however, “I had my baby — my son. Come see! He’s in the car.”
“I met her beautiful, boisterous, all-boy, 3-year-old!” Mary said. The young mom’s life is back on track. “She said she’s doing well now, has her own place, and the boy’s dad is active in his son’s life.”
Mary said this woman just wanted to tell everyone how important this work and your prayers have been.
“Praise the Lord!” Mary said. “He always knows when I’m getting a bit discouraged. I always read the stories on the national 40 Days for Life site and think, ‘WOW!’ Well, today I had my WOW moment.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
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