Tuesday, October 5, 2010

40 Days for Life

Prayer Partners,

40 Days for Life!

Day 14

Read some of the victory stories

Please keep praying!

Notice the story from Nashville which took place in front of the Women’s Center, right up the street!

Go to www.40daysforlife.com/nashville and come out and pray with us.
If you can’t come please keep up the prayer vigil @ home.




The 40 Days for Life vigil in Las Vegas is held

outside an abortion center that is on a cul-de-sac.

Just next to the abortion center is First Choice

Pregnancy Center. Anyone going to the abortion

facility has to drive right past this pregnancy

center first.

A young couple drove through the parking lot ...

slowly -- TWICE! -- checking out both First Choice

and the abortion center. The second time through,

one of the pro-life volunteers told them they could

get a free ultrasound at First Choice.

They accepted the offer, saw the ultrasound -- and

confirmed to vigil participants that they are

choosing life for their child.

"Our prayers were answered," said the volunteer.

"Thank you, Lord!"




The 40 Days for Life team in Niagara Falls is aware

of one baby that has been saved from abortion during

this campaign.

Vigil participants prayed as a young woman walked

into the abortion center -- prayed that she would

still find it in her heart to change her mind.

Then, said one of the volunteers, they watched in

amazement a bit later as the woman "literally bolted

from the facility and ran away." She wanted out of

there -- as quickly as possible.

The vigil participants tried to find out more, so

they ran after her. Before they could catch up, a

car stopped and picked her up. She did not return.




"We had one woman and two couples change their minds

and left the abortion site with peaceful faces," said

Patti in Downey. "Praise God for them -- and for the

young woman the previous day who changed her mind."

That's four babies saved in Downey, "and our team is

rejoicing!" Patti says the word is getting out and

more people are coming to stand and pray.

"It is our first campaign and the Lord is moving

before us," she said. "The church is opposing the

gates of hell ... and some day this abortion site

will be closed. Amen!"




The 40 Days for Life team in Nashville saw firsthand

that it pays to remain faithful and trust in God. It

was a busy day at the abortion center -- cars started

streaming into the parking lot at 7 am and volunteers

counted more than three dozen clients entering the


It just seemed bleak. No one wanted to talk. No one

wanted to take any of the prayer volunteers' pro-life


Later that day, though, their prayers were answered.

"A mom and her daughter came out the door with the

young girl's ultrasound picture," said Marilyn. "She

was smiling at me and said, "You keep praying! I've

decided to keep my baby."

Marilyn then asked if they could pray together in

thanksgiving. "Thank you, Lord, that she has chosen

life," she said. "We give You all the glory!"




For all fathers who are terrified of being fathers.




A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is

God in His holy habitation.

-- Psalm 68:5


REFLECTION by Randolph Sly


I had a friend many years ago who confided in me that

he was terrified of being a father. He and his wife

already had two children when this revelation came

forth. "I never knew my father," he explained, "and I

have no idea what a father is supposed to do."

We continued to share about this, as well as pray

together. He began to see he had a father's heart for

his children. His biggest problem was not a

limitation on love but not knowing how to act out

this love.

One day we talked about the verse quoted at the top

of this page. I shared that he did know his Father...

not his biological father but his Heavenly Father,

who had rescued him from a life of destruction not

many years before.

"How did your Heavenly Father guide you?" I asked. He

talked about the ways he had seen God's love offered

to him and the way the Lord had used circumstances

and the Scriptures to mold him and mature him. "Well,

the Lord wants to do the same thing through you for

your children. Be available to His love and available

to your kids. You'll do fine."

How wonderful it is to know that God takes a personal

interest in each of us, many times using His faithful

people -- the Church -- as channels of this love. No

one is fatherless who lives in the Lord. His fatherly

care begins at the moment of our conception, as it is

written, "you knit me together in my mother's womb"

(Psalm 139:12), and continues to be poured upon us

throughout our lives.




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. We ask this through Jesus Christ our

Lord, Amen.

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