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40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 40 - Continue in prayer for the babies! ^ | November 1, 20090 | Faith

Posted on 11/01/2009 9:55:45 AM PST 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

Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.


He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"

--Revelation 21:4-5

REFLECTION by Fr. Frank Pavone

Every activity we undertake in defense of the sanctity of life is prophetic, inasmuch as it points to the day when "death will be no more."

Every victory we have when an act of abortion is prevented is prophetic of that day when death itself will be definitively conquered.

Every triumph of grace in this world, whereby someone is brought to see the value of life and given the strength to welcome it, is a breaking into our history of that definitive future in which the old order of things will have passed, and all things will be made new.

As pro-life warriors, we must keep our eyes fixed on heaven, and our hearts secure in the hope that the day is coming when all evil will be conquered. It is the future that shapes the present; it is victory that informs the battle; it is the destination that determines the journey.

Daily, we are called to reflect on heaven. When we weep, we are to think of the day when every tear will be wiped away.

When we face the destructive power of death, we are to think of the day when death is swallowed up in victory. When we labor against abortion, we are to think of the day when we will have the rest and peace of the final triumph of life.

Heaven is as real as earth, and its joys will be as real as our present sorrows.


Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision!

Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory. We pray through Christ our Lord, Amen.

The Sienna Group

1 posted on 11/01/2009 9:55:45 AM PST by Faith
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To: Jen4life; wagglebee;; narses; Pegita; Kitty Mittens; Salvation; MountainFlower

Holy God,

We praise You and thank You for hearing our petitions over the past 40 days, for we know that You have used these prayers to do great and mighty things. Thank You for the lives You have saved and for hearts that have changed! Help us to continue to pray for the unborn. Let us never forget their needs nor turn a blind eye toward their helplessness. Place Your prayers in our hearts each and every day as we commit these precious innocents to You. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

2 posted on 11/01/2009 9:57:20 AM PST by Faith
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To: Faith
Amen, Dear Sister Faith. Praying in Earnest Agreement with you, with Thanksgiving for your Ministry.

'He will Take Care of the Helpless and Poor when they Cry to Him;
For they have No One Else to Defend them.
He Feels Pity for the Weak and Needy,
And will Rescue them.
He will Save them from Oppression and from Violence,
For their Lives are Precious to Him.' (Ps.72:12-14)

3 posted on 11/01/2009 7:21:21 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you for your faithfulness, KM, and for defending the babies. God bless you.

4 posted on 11/01/2009 7:41:42 PM PST by Faith
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Pro-Life PING

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
--George Washington

"It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government"
--Thomas Paine

5 posted on 11/01/2009 7:42:21 PM PST by (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at
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To: Faith
Today's email -- Another nurse quits working at PP!

It's Day 40 -- the final day of this fall's 40 Days
for Life effort.

Together we have witnessed God accomplishing amazing
miracles through His faithful people, and I really
believe that we are witnessing the beginning of the
end of abortion in our land.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for being a
part of the most profoundly touching 40 Days for Life
campaign yet. As we wrap up the fifth coordinated 40
Days for Life effort, the seeds you have planted are
beginning to bear incredible fruit.

One sign of that is the level of opposition that has
been seen in many communities.

The abortion industry is starting to squirm.

Ann Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League sent
photos of people praying at the 40 Days for Life
vigil in Chicago -- and a picture of people actually
demonstrating against 40 Days for Life.

On the day the demonstrators were there, she said,
"they managed to create enough of an obstruction
along the street that no one came in for an

Now that's what I call utterly amazing -- and it's
clearly the hand of God at work. "Little do they
realize," Ann said, "they are saving babies by their

To see the pictures from Chicago, go to:

A nurse walked out of the Planned Parenthood location
where the 40 Days for Life vigil is being held in
Houston, Texas. One of the vigil participants wished
her a cheerful "Good morning!" and asked how she was

The answer was quick and unexpected. "I need a new
job now," she said. This may, in fact, have been her
first day at Planned Parenthood. But it was also the

"I went in one of the rooms," the nurse said, "and
this is not for me."

Planned Parenthood, of course, bills itself as a
health care organization. What this nurse found there
was certainly NOT health care.

Vigil participants suggested a few leads for finding
a REAL health care position, and asked if there was
anything else she needed.

"Not really," the nurse responded. "I'm going home to
hug my children."

This nurse becomes the EIGHTH employee to leave an
abortion industry job during this 40 Days for Life
campaign. Praise God!

In Psalm 119:18, the psalmist prays to God, "Open my
eyes to see clearly the wonders of your teachings."

Thanks to you, many eyes have been opened
during this 40 Days for Life campaign.

A prayer volunteer in Reno, Nevada who has spent many
hours at the 40 Days for Life vigil has noticed a
trend at the abortion center. Business has been down
significantly -- and there's no doubt that the
prayers of faithful volunteers, especially during the
40 Days for Life campaigns, are being heard.

When the first 40 Days for Life vigil was held there
two years ago, the clinic was open five days a week.
Now it is open only three days a week. The
abortionist used to arrive around 9 am. Now he often
doesn't show up until 11.

Two years ago, the prayer volunteers say the clinic
had about 15 patients each day. Now it is only around
five. Staff members are working fewer hours. They
often have days -- even weeks -- between shifts.

Carol Marie noted that one of the prayer volunteers
in Reno had set a goal of praying for at least 40
hours during the 40 Days for Life vigil. She has met
and exceeded that goal.

"She's not finished yet," Carol Marie said, "nor does
she expect to stop when the campaign ends. She
realizes that while she's tired and her spirits are
hard pressed to continue what she's doing, she knows
that we're making a difference. She has seen that
lives are saved."

Day 40 is not the end. It's only the beginning!

6 posted on 11/01/2009 7:54:42 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Faith
Pinged from Terri Dailies

7 posted on 11/08/2009 10:39:48 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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