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40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 39 - MAY GOD PROTECT OUR FAMILIES! ^ | October 31, 2009 | Faith

Posted on 10/31/2009 8:46:21 AM 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

Pray that God will continue to bless the efforts that have gone into the 40 Days for Life campaign, as we trust Him for the results.


Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

-- Nehemiah 1:10-11

REFLECTION by Carmen Pate

Nehemiah provides an awesome blueprint for volunteers in God's service, particularly those responding to the devastation abortion has caused our nation.

Nehemiah grieved for God's reputation as he witnessed the condition of the city walls of Jerusalem. The walls were broken down which was seen by neighboring people as a sign of weakness on the part of Jerusalem's God. No wall meant no security for the city and its people.

We learn from his story that he covered every detail in prayer; inspired others to join the cause; organized others to help do the work; confronted opposition directly and turned to God when discouraged; and finally celebrated what was accomplished and gave God all the glory!

Like Nehemiah, we must acknowledge God's sovereignty as we serve Him before a mocking world. We too need to be reminded that we are "fighting" for our families. We too must have an attitude of confession and repentance before a Holy God. We must pray for strength, refute slander, and not be diverted from our work.

Like Nehemiah, we will draw attention from the enemy when we are seeking to protect the well-being of God's people. We too must stand firm and seek God's help to persevere until the task is done. We too will be victorious.


Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in heaven and in the earth is Yours.

We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40 day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

The Sienna Group

1 posted on 10/31/2009 8:46:22 AM PDT by Faith
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To: wagglebee;; Jen4life; Salvation; Kitty Mittens; MountainFlower; Pegita

Holy God,

You have taught us to walk by faith and not by sight. Help us to do our part in this battle for life and then leave the results to You. Though we may not witness victories each day, help us to trust in You to continue Your work in the heart and soul of America until every last baby is wanted and loved. We know that we can never offer prayers that ask too much because we serve a Mighty and Awesome God Whose Name is Love. May Your Name be glorified both now and ever more. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

2 posted on 10/31/2009 8:47:53 AM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith
Thy Kingdom come ... Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven ...
3 posted on 10/31/2009 11:03:53 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: Pegita

Amen and Amen. Many thanks, Pegita.

4 posted on 10/31/2009 12:17:43 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith
Pinged from Terri Dailies

5 posted on 10/31/2009 4:48:40 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Faith
Pinged from Terri Dailies

6 posted on 10/31/2009 4:52:15 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Faith
Today is Day 39, and we're in the home stretch of
this fall's 40 Days for Life effort. As we rapidly
approach tomorrow's finish line for this campaign, I
just posted another short on-location video that I
think you will love:

This hope-filled 4-minute clip comes from Peoria,
Illinois -- in the middle of the American heartland.

You'll hear from several volunteers and the new
president of the statewide right to life group about
the blessings they have experienced as part of
40 Days for Life -- and how they went from a previous
campaign that really struggled to this fall's effort
that has involved hundreds of new people.

If you've missed any of the other short video reports
(which have been getting THOUSANDS of views!) they're
all posted online at:

--------, amazing things continue to happen during
40 Days for Life!

The 40 Days for Life team in Providence, Rhode Island
report the story about a woman who had an abortion
appointment at Planned Parenthood -- and abortion
facility escorts who tried to prevent her from
hearing the truth.

Joanne said the woman "hesitated when she saw and
heard the children praying" as part of the 40 Days
for Life vigil. When she saw there was a member of
the clergy praying with the children, "she stopped
right in the middle of the road, her eyes filling
with tears."

Still, she permitted the escorts to hustle her into
the clinic.

Fifteen minutes later, however, she walked back out.
"She had found herself unable and unwilling to go
through with the abortion," said Joanne.

The escorts at Planned Parenthood didn't like this
one bit. "They shooed her away repeatedly, ending her
stay by insisting that she was not to talk there,"
Joanne said. "She was so unnerved at being pushed
away by the escorts that she finally drove off, still
crying. She remains in our hopeful prayers."

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

People are also praying faithfully outside another
Planned Parenthood center -- in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Janet said the 40 Days for Life vigil participants
have "shared the amazing gift of life, miracle of the
preborn, and the devastating effects and aftermath
that the abortion 'choice' has over our families and

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

Honolulu is also home of the "tow truck ministry."
Rocky is a tow truck driver whose job includes
removing the vehicles of people who have parked in a
nearby lot without paying. That often includes people
who are visiting Planned Parenthood.

Rocky came to check on the vigil recently and said it
was a real blessing to see everyone praying during
40 Days for Life. He also told Isaiah the story of a
teenage boy who came to pick up his car, which had
been towed from the lot.

"The boy was trying to reason that he only went into
the clinic for a few moments," Isaiah said. "Rocky
was bold enough to admonish the boy over being too
concerned over paying for his towed car rather than
the life of the child that was aborted. The boy's
head dropped down in realizing the reality of what
Rocky was speaking to him. We prayed for God's
blessing over Rocky as he continues to be a voice for
life to those teenagers he encounters there at the
clinic through his tow truck ministry. God bless you,

To see a picture of Rocky and Isaiah, go to:

7 posted on 10/31/2009 8:50:03 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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