I’m fresh from a visit with a wonderful group of volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in St. Paul, Minnesota – and I’ve got great news.
One of our main prayers during these 40 days is that children scheduled for abortion will be spared through prayer, fasting and God’s love being shown in the public right-of-way outside the abortion centers.
On the very first day of the campaign, God already answered those prayers — and shown again that your peaceful efforts are worth it.
I hope you’re encouraged by these early blessings from a diverse group of locations — England, Texas and Oregon.
There are THREE 40 Days for Life locations in the greater London area, and God has ALREADY provided a huge blessing at the vigil site on Whitfield Street, where volunteers are praying outside a Marie Stopes abortion center.
Stuart got a call from the Good Counsel Network with the news. One of the counselors at the vigil site had spoken to a young woman, who became convinced that abortion was the wrong answer.
The woman, he said, “is a foreign national, so as well as offering her help, we will put her in contact with other mothers from her country who we have helped before.”
Stuart is asking volunteers to pray each of these 40 days that an abortion center in England will close its doors forever.
He also sent the photo above, taken around 12:15 am on Day 1.
Close to 250 faithful gathered at a city park across the street from the Dallas late-term abortion facility where the 40 Days for Life vigil is taking place. Kickoff rally participants signed up for vigil hours while visiting with local pro-life ministries at tables set up throughout the park.
The rally began with praise and worship, followed by remarks from area pastors. Dave Sterrett, who serves on the 40 Days for Life board of directors, gave the keynote talk.
“A couple of special messages resounded throughout the evening,” said Lauren Muzyka of the 40 Days for Life national team. “Speakers highlighted the special role that men play in defending the gift of life, as well as the hope we have in God — that He is big enough to conquer and end the evil of abortion in our land.”
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON
Diane said it was a beautiful day for the kickoff of Klamath Falls’ first 40 Days for Life campaign – but a tad windy, perhaps, as campaign literature “wanted to take flight.”
The group gathered on the steps of the Government Center, with a number of churches, a pro-life pregnancy center and Oregon Right to Life all represented.
“We started with music and speakers at the Government Center, then walked around the building and across the street to the vigil site for a brief talk,” she said. “We closed with a group prayer for the vigil and sang Amazing Grace.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
PS: If you have stories to share from the first day of your local 40 Days for Life campaign, please add a comment below.