We need to pray for an end to abortion in our churches and homes … every day! That prayer foundation helps sustain us when we physically go to pray at the places where abortions actually happen … and our peaceful, prayerful presence makes a HUGE difference!
Abortion facilities are lonely and cold places — but your prayerful presence gives hope to women at the very last moment before they enter for their abortions.
It may not always be as comfortable as our homes or churches … but when we take our prayers to the abortion facilities and bring God’s hope to places where there is no hope — He uses our faithfulness to save lives from abortion.
Your prayers on the sidewalks are working! Here are just a few examples.
Andrew in Germantown shared some stories and pictures about children. After all, this is all about the kids!
One of the pictures he sent was a mother and her baby — a child whose life was spared. “His mother had scheduled an abortion,” Andrew said, “but after talking to one of the sidewalk counselors, she chose life.”
The other picture shows Andrew’s one-year-old daughter Lucy holding a “pray to end abortion” sign. “It’s literally her potential friends, classmates and peers” whose lives are at risk, he said.
He also told of an 11-year-old who was out praying with his dad one night. As it was starting to get a bit cold, the father asked the son if he wanted to go back to the car. “No way,” he said. “If I can potentially save the life of a baby … I’m going to sacrifice and stand out here.”
Then there was a woman and her 11-year-old son who were praying outside the late-term abortion center. “He prayed that a group of cars passing us would be supportive, even the pizza delivery guy passing by,” the mom said. “And immediately the pizza guy started honking!”
“God is answering our prayers in big and small ways,” Andrew said. “It’s a great reminder that God hears all of our prayers.”
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
Four people arrived at the abortion center in a minivan — a young man, a young woman and two other women. Vigil participants said it may have been the younger woman’s mother and grandmother.
Outside the building, they had a rather animated discussion, with the older woman insisting that the young girl go inside. “This older woman refused any offers of help and was mad that we had even offered,” said one of the volunteers.
With that, all four of them went in. About a half hour later, however, they all came back out. There was another lively discussion, but this time they were smiling. The girl’s mother said, “We’re not going to do it.” And then she whispered, “Thank you, God!”
Volunteers in Rochester had a very specific situation to pray about — a teenage girl who was three months pregnant, whose mother was insisting on abortion.
The girl had an appointment scheduled with her family doctor. The baby’s father went with her — but her mother wasn’t able to be there. Nevertheless, the young woman was planning to tell the doctor that she would have the abortion.
That all changed when they saw the sonogram. “I can’t have an abortion,” she said. “I am keeping my baby.”
Continued prayer is needed because of what one of the volunteers called “complicated family dynamics” and that this young mother can make the best decisions for herself and the baby.
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
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