The Marines have traditionally put out the call for “a few good men.” Good men in many cities are responding to the call to pray and fast.
Many of the local 40 Days for Life vigils have active and retired military men and women participating. We even have a few retired colonels that lead local campaigns. Their commitment to service and country is inspiring. When you attend the vigil at one location — you just may be joining the navy on the sidewalks!
A woman in Annapolis left a note on the 40 Days for Life blog describing her husband’s prayer time at the vigil.
It was cold and rainy. When he got there he was alone. But, he was there to pray, so that’s what he did.
After a while, two young men walked up and asked if he was praying. Yes, he said, so they asked if they could join him. They did — with one of them even kneeling on the sidewalk in the rain. A third young man soon came to pray with the others.
The first prayer volunteer asked if the three were from a nearby church that is heavily involved in the campaign. No, they told him — they were all from the U.S. Naval Academy.
“Those midshipmen are real men,” said the volunteer’s wife. “What a contrast to the ‘men’ in so many of the young women’s lives who feel compelled to seek abortion for lack of support.”
Stories like this, she said, and the many others we share, are certainly “good news in a darkened world.”
Heather in Austin shared some good news about the 40 Days for Life vigil there.
Two prayer volunteers watched as a young couple entered the abortion center — and then left after being inside for only about half an hour.
The woman seemed a bit reluctant to introduce herself, but the man encouraged her to speak. She shared the news that they had decided not to go through with the abortion … and then hugged one of the volunteers.
The couple walked back to their truck and kissed each other. Prayer volunteers were in tears by this point.
The very next day, another couple walked out of the abortion center — smiling! The young man told one of the volunteers, “We have had a change of heart, and we’re not going to go through with the procedure.”
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
It was cold and raining in Columbia, but that didn’t keep eight people from standing in prayer at the 40 Days for Life vigil as the abortion center opened for the day.
A while later, the prayer team noticed a young couple. They had been waiting in their car for some time — debating whether or not to go in.
One of the men who was praying walked over and gave the young man information about pro-life pregnancy resources … and the couple drove off.
Later in the day, the young man returned, looking for the guy he had talked to earlier — but that man had completed his prayer time and gone home.
The couple asked the volunteers to deliver a message to him — they’d made an appointment at the pro-life pregnancy center and would not be having an abortion!
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
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