We’re rolling into another weekend – and another excellent opportunity to go out to the closest 40 Days for Life vigil!
If you’ve never taken part before, I’d like to officially invite you to do so. Yes, it does involve stepping out of your comfort zone and overcoming the natural fear of doing something different. But it’s stepping out in FAITH! You can do it!
Check for the location of the nearest 40 Days for Life campaign and pray for an end to abortion!
Here are some stories from just a few of the 253 communities taking part.
Abortions are done on Fridays at the Planned Parenthood facility in Mobile. “So we have scheduled a prayer service led by a different local church each Friday during 40 Days for Life,” said Dan, the local coordinator.
The photo shows the first of this series of Friday services, a Mass that was offered on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood.
“We have had a good start to the campaign,” Dan said. “We have three saves reported that we know of.”
“Sixteen of us were at the vigil today,” said Janelle, who came with other members of her church to pray at the 40 Days for Life location in Brighton. “God is doing amazing things!”
Tom, the local coordinator in Brighton, was thankful to see Janelle and her friends. They arrived a little late, he said, but understood that “it just took a little longer to get everyone into the Richfield Church van!”
He said the 16 people at the weekday vigil “was a record for sure.” Tom met the group and explained a bit about 40 Days for Life and its history, both internationally at the Planned Parenthood center in Brighton.
Janelle said, “We were blessed to be involved today.” Tom responded, “Ditto Janelle, from all of us in Brighton!”
The Cincinnati campaign held a belated kickoff rally – the first one they scheduled was postponed because of icy weather.
Theresa in Cincinnati said there are some days when she’s worried that no one will be there, but has been pleasantly surprised to find 10 or more people who simply decided to come to the sidewalk outside the abortion center to pray.
People walking by are expressing their support, and the team is hearing sometimes months later that lives have been saved. “Let us give thanks and humbly open our eyes and hearts to the graces that are taking place throughout the globe,” Theresa said. “Our presence makes a difference.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
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.