Over these last 38 days, babies have been saved … abortion workers have had changes of heart and quit their jobs … and two abortion centers have closed for good.
Guess what? YOU can still be part of it!
It’s not too late to pray at any of the 258 campaigns. Saturday is usually the busiest day for abortions, so know that your presence and you prayers are needed — TODAY!
Please check for a location near you and, if possible, join the vigil.
Yesterday, I asked for prayers for the London campaign, as they were holding a major evening vigil in front of the abortion center — and they were told to expect a pro-abortion counter-protest.
So here’s a quick update.
“The event was a massive success,” said Robert, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in London. “We had around 400 to 500 … at least! A really positive vibe and loads of media interest, too.”
The vigil participants prayed and sang hymns. Even the media characterized the vigil as “peaceful.” A pro-abortion group did show up — blowing whistles, banging drums and chanting slogans. But they had no apparent impact on the vigil.
Now … on to the rest of today’s report!
The heart that God impacts the most during a 40 Days for Life can be your own — just read these stories from the 40 Days for Life blog. For each of these prayer volunteers, this is personal.
PRAYER VOLUNTEER #1
“This Lent was my first experience with 40 Days for Life. I was very nervous the first day I showed up to pray with people I had never met. I asked myself who or what am I afraid of. It was a very good question to ask myself.
“As a post-abortive woman myself, it was a huge step to take in honoring my son, who was lost to abortion in 1976. I am very grateful to God that I was able to stand there, hold my head up, and pray … to at last DO something productive on this issue.”
PRAYER VOLUNTEER #2
“I am inspired to say, ‘Never to stop fighting for life.’ I had my first abortion at age 14 and hardly knew what it meant — then another through the following years, still not understanding that it was true lives being terminated.
“When a friend talked me out of a fourth at age 23, it was the best thing me friend could have done. My one and only son is now 18 and graduating high school. It was the best decision I ever made.”
PRAYER VOLUNTEER #3
“The devotional by Carmen Pate on Day 31 struck a personal chord with me.
“I was one of those women seeking love and acceptance wherever I could find it because I was living far away from God. I, too, was faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
“I, too, wanted to ‘get rid of it’ (the pregnancy) because it felt like it was the end of my life as I knew it. It was a devastating feeling at the time.
“My doctor had the good sense to order an ultrasound at four weeks, where I saw a tiny human heart — a beating and alive heart. I knew in that moment that I couldn’t stop that heartbeat. I got the sense that I had a duty to protect the tiny person growing inside me.
“My daughter is now 13. She has been such a blessing in my life. So, yes, my unplanned pregnancy was the end of my life as I knew it. And I thank God daily for that.
“God bless all of you for your dedication and devotion to preserving life and to loving and praying for the unborn children and their mothers.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
To ensure that this 40 Days for Life finishes strong, if there is any way you can carve out one extra hour this weekend to go pray outside the nearest abortion facility … it could make a world of difference.
Who knows? God might even use you to help save a life!
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
PS: Have you prayed at an abortion facility for the first time during this 40 Days for Life campaign? If so, please share your experiences by responding below.