Thank you to everyone who has come out to pray at 40 Days for Life vigils. If you haven’t had a chance yet, why not go out today?
Saturdays are the busiest days of the week at many abortion centers. Perhaps the Lord is calling YOU to step out in faith today at one of the 261 campaign locations.
Recently, I was in Florida and Texas, where they had one thing they don’t have at many of those 261 locations — warm weather!
In fact, in many cities it’s downright cold. Here are some thoughts — and pictures — from people enduring cold weather with warm hearts.
It was “ever so cold” when volunteers bundled up and gathered together for a nighttime prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood with Bishop Joseph Binzer.
“We give thanks to all who’ve been able to tolerate the cold and join us in prayer throughout the campaign,” said Theresa in Cincinnati. “Thanks to all who’ve answered the call to stand united in prayer to end abortion.”
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK
Gerald thanked “over 30 hardy pro-lifers fired up White Plains despite the chilly weather. Thank you for showing up and witnessing to the dignity of human life. You are making a difference!”
Haylee prayed at the 40 Days for Life in Anchorage … concerned not with the cold, but by what she witnessed: “Young women, in a continual stream, entered the doors with sad faces and left missing the soul of their child they carried in with them.”
She prayed for those young women, but also that more “men and women of courage” would answer God’s call to join the vigil.
“My prayer is that the place of darkness might be turned to light, from despair to hope, from brokenness to wholeness, and from death to life,” she said.
“My prayer is also that Christ will convict the hearts of His Church to stand in the gap for the unborn. Don’t let another woman enter that facility without having someone there praying for her!”
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
“I saw one person praying out in front of Planned Parenthood the other day,” said Pastor Matt Haag in Sioux Falls, “and my first thought was I wish there were more! But in all reality, God is there even if no one is out praying. And perhaps when I see no one there, God is actually calling me!
“I pray that you are called to take a stand, to see God at work first hand. Please join us praying to end abortion!”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
PS: Has overcoming challenges been one of the blessings at your 40 Days for Life campaign? If you have any good news to share, please comment below.