Day 13: “We didn’t do it…because you were here”

With more than 50 million lives lost to abortion every year, what difference can one hour of prayer possibly make?

For a baby whose life hangs in the balance, it can mean EVERYTHING. Since September 26, we know of 101 lives saved from abortion through YOUR prayers, fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigil.

Walnut Creek, California

“We didn’t do it…because you were here,” said the driver of a car occupied by a couple who had gone to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. The expectant mother then jumped out of the car, smiling and giggling and hugged one of the vigil participants.

That vigil participant gave her a baby gift, and when the baby’s father shared his financial anxiety, volunteers provided information on pregnancy help centers and housing resources.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sometimes a picture says it all. Dan in Milwaukee reports four babies saved from abortion in one day!

Minatitlan, México

Prayer warriors in Minatitlan sprung into action when they met a young woman named Joselyn, who was planning to have an abortion.

Working with the local pregnancy help center, they made sure Joselyn was able to see an ultrasound. But it was only after Joselyn joined the local campaign team and prayed at the vigil site that she chose life for her baby.

Savannah, Georgia

Even if an abortion-bound woman doesn’t stop to talk with vigil participants, their public witness still gives her something to consider in those precious minutes before the abortion is performed.

In Savannah, one woman refused to talk with 40 Days for Life sidewalk counselors…but 30 minutes later, she came out and went to the pregnancy help center. Another woman spent TWO HOURS inside the abortion facility before she came out to get help from vigil participants. Both mothers chose life!

Scripture and Prayer

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. —Psalm 68:5

Heavenly Father, we thank you for caring about each of us so deeply. Help us to see and know you as our Father in heaven each and every day of our lives. Your loving hand also rests on every child today carried in its mother’s womb. May they be born into this world and come to know fully and personally your endless love.

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