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Posted on 10/26/2009 12:15:31 PM PDT by Faith

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40 Days for Life consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion,
40 days of constant, peaceful vigil outside abortion centers and Planned Parenthood offices
and 40 days of active pro-life community outreach.

"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters... and the land was polluted with blood. Then the anger of the lord was kindled against his people, and He abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hands of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power. (See Psalm 106:37-43)

Your community may be participating in this prayerful vigil.
If so, please join others in your area
or unite with thousands across America
during these 40 days in Autumn
as we pray for an end to abortion in this nation.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 40daysforlife; abortion; prayer; prolife; sourcetitlenoturl

May we come to know that divine life, in relationship, creates human life.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

--John 1:1-3

REFLECTION by Rev. Paul Stallsworth

"In the beginning" was God. Always, before all times, there was God. This particular God -- the God of the Bible, the God of St. John's Gospel -- is different from all other gods. This God is alive and full of life. This God is not the picture of deadness and death, aloneness and isolation. This God is the picture of life, relationship, and unity.

For within this God, within this one God, there are three divine persons who live, who love, and who work -- together. This is the glorious mystery of the Trinity. The Trinity means divine life. The Trinity means three, living Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- who relate to each other. The Trinity means mutual love and service among three Persons.

The Word was always with God the Father. This Word was, is, and will be the Trinity's second person. The Word is also the Son of God or, as revealed in time, Jesus Christ. God the Father and God the Son live, love, and work for each other. As one, they create "all things" together: the Father creates all things, including all human life, through the Son.

So the Father, through the Son, creates all human lives. The little one swimming in his mother's womb, the infant smiling in his father's arms, the child crying in pain in a hospital bed, the energetic teen running another mile, the old man gasping for his last breath -- all were created, at their beginning, by the Father through the Son. No exceptions. Divine life creates human life.


O God, may we always be quick to call you Father. And when we call you father, let your Spirit remind us that we, and all people, from their beginning to their last day, are your children. We praise you, Father, that you sent your Son to reveal to the world that all people are His brothers and sisters, that all people are your children. Through Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.

The Sienna Group

1 posted on 10/26/2009 12:15:32 PM PDT by Faith
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To: wagglebee; Pegita; Salvation; MountainFlower;; Jen4life; narses

Holy God,

Cover the precious unborn babies with Your loving protection, and place in the hearts of all mothers the desire to preserve and defend the lives of these defenseless creations. Expose the lies that have kept women and men in darkness regarding choice and may Your truth prevail in this nation. Change hearts, Lord as You strengthen us for this struggle between good and evil. And may You receive all the praise and glory. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

2 posted on 10/26/2009 12:17:35 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith

If god cared, why wouldn’t he just strike down anyone that performs or has an abortion?

3 posted on 10/26/2009 12:26:29 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: FightThePower!

He does care! He cared enough to send His Son to die for all of us. But He gives us free will. Otherwise we would just be His puppets. One day, however, we will each stand before Him and will be asked to account for what we have done in this life. I hope you will join me in taking a stand for the unborn.

4 posted on 10/26/2009 12:40:15 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

5 posted on 10/26/2009 2:27:05 PM PDT by (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at
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To: Faith; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

6 posted on 10/26/2009 2:57:10 PM PDT by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: Faith
"Please don't kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child, and be loved by the child. From our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortions. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy!" --Mother Teresa--
7 posted on 10/26/2009 3:57:06 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: Pegita

I know that many of us feel the same way as Mother Teresa. Please don’t kill the child. Give us the babies. So many people are looking for babies to adopt. May God open the doors for adoption in a mighty way.

8 posted on 10/26/2009 4:21:05 PM PDT by Faith
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To: FightThePower!; Faith
Today's email: Wow!

The words a sidewalk counselor spoke to a woman
entering the abortion center in Dallas, Texas summed
things up so accurately. "I know the baby is not the
problem," the counselor said, "but it's the situation
you are in."

The woman took information from the counselor but
continued into the clinic -- while 40 Days for Life
vigil participants prayed for her and her child.

An hour later, the woman came out of the clinic in
tears. She was married, she said, but thinking about
abortion -- though she doesn't know why it got to
that point. But when she saw people praying, she knew
abortion was not the answer, and that indeed, it was
her situation that was the problem, not the baby.

There are two other stories from Dallas with a
similar theme -- and the same outcome.

A woman entered the clinic -- and left 30 minutes
later, telling people on the sidewalk she was scared,
and that the conditions in the clinic were
troublesome. She was invited to go instead to the
very clean clinic across the street -- the pro-life
pregnancy resource center. She found that help was
indeed available, and chose life for her child.

A short time later, a couple walked into the clinic
but left about 40 minutes later. The woman held her
head down and appeared quite troubled. She, too, told
the people at the vigil she was scared. But as she
kept watching the people praying on the sidewalk, she
found the courage to reject abortion as a "solution"
to her problems.

To see a picture of some of the 40 Days for Life
vigil participants in Dallas, go to:

Choosing life -- a blessing that God has provided...

...411 times during this fall's 40 Days for Life
campaign thus far!

Here's the story behind another of those blessings:

A mom in Atlanta, Georgia went to pray at the 40 Days
for Life vigil with her 7- and 10-year-old daughters.
At the time, they were the only ones at the clinic.
But after Paige explained to her girls why they were
there, they all began to pray and sing.

When a woman got out of her car and walked towards
the clinic, on of the girls said, "Let's sing 'Jesus
Loves Me.'"

"They sounded so sweet," Paige said. "I know the lady
could hear them."

A bit later, a man pulled up and got out of his car
to talk. "He was very noticeably angry," said Paige,
and he wound up making a threatening remark before
driving off.

"I told the girls what Jesus said, 'Blessed are you
when they persecute you and falsely say all kinds of
evil against you, because of me.' But it was hard
staying there."

It's a good thing they stayed! The woman that the
girls had sung for earlier in the hour walked out of
the clinic and towards the parking lot -- all the
time, looking at a sign with the number of a pro-life
pregnancy counseling hotline.
She picked up her cell
phone and made a call.

As she pulled out of the parking lot, the woman made
a point of looking right at them, giving thumbs-up
and shaking her head in an emphatic "yes." She was
smiling at them, though it looked like she had been

"The girls were thrilled," said Paige. "We really
have no idea of the good that may come of people
standing outside of clinics."

9 posted on 10/26/2009 10:03:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Awesome stories! Thank You, God.

10 posted on 10/26/2009 10:24:25 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith
Pinged from Terri Dailies

11 posted on 10/31/2009 4:49:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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