We have gotten a lot of emails asking, “What kind of impact is the 40 Days for Life book having?”
Most importantly, the feedback has been very moving from everyone — from those who’ve had abortions … to volunteers … to people who had never before heard of 40 Days for Life and are now getting involved in a pro-life activity for the first time.
A recent report from Amazon.com displayed YOUR enthusiasm for the new book. It’s currently listed as top-rated in five categories…
- Christian Living: #2
- Christianity: #2
- Religion & Spirituality: #3
- Non-fiction: #4
- ALL Kindle e-books: #5
The success of the book continues to inspire hearts and send a strong message to the abortion industry. To build upon this momentum, you can do a few things:
- Participate in your local campaign
- Get the book from major book outlets or at
- Call your local bookstores and ask them to carry the book
The book reveals what can happen through prayer when there is both hope and mercy in the most unexpected places –- the sidewalks outside abortion facilities.
Today’s devotional focuses on mercy … as do these stories from the sidewalk.
FORT COLLNS, COLORADO
“What do you get out of this?”
The question, from a young man smoking a cigarette outside the Planned Parenthood building, was directed at the volunteers who offered him an information card.
“We do not get anything,” replied Scott, one of the volunteers. “We are here to help you.”
So the man told his story. He has a two-year-old daughter … but his wife was inside for an abortion. “Everyone should have a choice,” the man insisted — throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
As the two men continued to talk, the young father said, “I have seen other protesters, but you are different.”
The man finally took the card Scott had offered him — it includes information about post-abortive help.
“When his wife came over to get him,” said Linda in Fort Collins, “her eyes revealed the pain in her soul. It is this pain that we so much pray to prevent from happening.”
Paula shared some thoughts after arriving back home after prayer in front of Planned Parenthood.
“The temperature says 12 degrees, but it feels like -3,” she said. “Cold fingers, cold nose, cold toes — but nothing is as cold and numb as what is happening behind closed doors.”
More babies died. More women were permanently scarred. “And the world seemingly, unknowingly, continues on … rushing by in traffic, shopping, eating, exercising and working right in close proximity to the destruction.”
Paula said it breaks her heart to see the women’s faces when they come out of those doors — changed forever. “Lord, I pray they find healing someday,” she said. “When will this destruction of life come to an end?”
“Sometimes I get frustrated and wonder why I go to Planned Parenthood,” said Linda in Canton. “It is like, what have I accomplished? Then God, in His great wisdom, gives me a clue.”
Linda was praying with two other volunteers when one began telling a personal story about an abortion experience. “We could see the pain in their eyes,” she said. “Although many years have passed, the pain was still there, the loss remained.”
Linda had just been praying — and trying to keep her feet warm. “And then a person shared a part of their past — and I was there to reach out and hug a fellow pro-lifer in need of understanding.”
She felt that God put the three of them there together that day to fulfill His plan. “What is God’s plan for you this week?”
For information about healing after abortion, see Rachel’s Vineyard.
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
PS: If you have stories to share about the 40 Days for Life campaign in your town, please leave a comment below.