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A unique approach to ending abortion
40 Days For Life ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011

Posted on 09/22/2011 11:38:14 AM PDT by metmom

Our community will be one of many cities from coast to coast joining together for the 40 Days for Life campaign. Here in Syracuse, we are praying in front of the Planned Parenthood located at 1120 E. Genesee Street. (see a map)

40 Days for Life is an intensive effort designed to raise awareness, save lives, bring healing, and lead our nation to repentance for the sin of abortion through three components: prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach.

40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities ... and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ's resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

Vision and Mission 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 40daysforlife; abortion; moralabsolutes; prolife

1 posted on 09/22/2011 11:38:19 AM PDT by metmom
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2 posted on 09/22/2011 11:40:12 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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3 posted on 09/22/2011 11:54:25 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: metmom

We’ll be praying here in Ohio, metmom. I urge everyone to get involved. There are over 300 locations where people will be praying during the 40 Days for Life, beginning September 28. Please join us.

http://www.40daysforlife.com


4 posted on 09/22/2011 11:55:36 AM PDT by Faith
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To: metmom; Faith

This is splendid. I pray for the success of these shining witnesses.


5 posted on 09/22/2011 12:11:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (The noblest power of man is reason. The highest goal of reason is the knowledge of God. - St. Albert)
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To: metmom

I’ll be joining 40 Days at Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 3:10:39 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: metmom

You want the left to stop pushing abortion?

Start a nationwide campaign along the theme of “Do your part to get rid of liberals: Keep Abortion Legal”

Liberal pretzel logic heads will be exploding all over the country.


7 posted on 09/22/2011 4:14:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: metmom

Let’s say a quick prayer for the faithful in Spokane, Washington where Bishop Cupich forbade priests to participate, then changed his mind after a “public outcry”, but in the confusing interim, many priests cancelled their parish’s involvement, thinking they were complying with the Bishop, and as of a few days ago the seminarians were still under orders not to pray or demonstrate outside any abortion clinic. The married couple that are the organizers every year (yes, just 2 people) are frantically trying to get all the signals straight between bishop, priests, Catholic laity, etc. Bishop Cupich needs to show some leadership and, in his words, “teaching” instead of vague positions. He’s been bishop there 1 year, the event has gone on 4 years with never a problem until now.


8 posted on 09/22/2011 4:20:28 PM PDT by baa39
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To: baa39

Oh no!!

I’ll certainly add this intention to my evening prayers. Yikes! What a mess


9 posted on 09/22/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: baa39; Salvation; narses

Ping to post 8.


10 posted on 09/22/2011 4:54:17 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

Is this the first year for praying in front of Planned Parenthood for your community?


11 posted on 09/22/2011 6:58:56 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Largest 40 Days for Life ever! September 28 – November 6 (301 locations, 46 for the first time)
12 posted on 09/22/2011 8:06:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I have thought about telling liberals that kill their children that their children are far better off dead and in heaven then being raised by them as fodder for eternal hell.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 8:51:19 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: Bellflower
I understand why you're cnsidering the idea that a baby is better off aborted and going to heaven, than being raised badly and end up fit for hell (kinda) but I think it would be evil and untrue to say such a thing.... to anyone.

I know a woman who aborted her child (and it turned out to be her only child) for more-or-less that very reason. She thought that both she and the baby's father were messed-up people, quite unprepared to give the child the necessary security on an emotional or material level. So she thought it would be better to "nip it in the bud" for the baby's own good, so it wouldn't end up with a ruined life because of her own shortcomings as a parent.

She said she thought since it wa early in pregnancy,she'd just have a ittle procedure, and then feel a little bad afterward, for a little while, and then: all better.

But it turned out that 3 decades later, she realizes that it was well and truly murder, and she regrets it more and more as the years go by.

So don't proffer the view that the baby is better off dead "in in the arms of Jesus." You'd be surprised at how often just that thought motivates a confused woman to kill her infant child. This is not God's will. No, never.

14 posted on 09/23/2011 6:18:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (My two cents' worth.)
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To: Salvation

No. There’s a local pastor who went to jail some years ago for contempt of court for refusing to agree to the judge’s orders to stay away from the PP office. It was part of Operation Rescue.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 7:47:58 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
So don't proffer the view that the baby is better off dead "in in the arms of Jesus." You'd be surprised at how often just that thought motivates a confused woman to kill her infant child. This is not God's will. No, never.

That is unfortunate, yes, but what would you rather be, an aborted baby living forever in heaven with your Heavenly Father or a person bred and brought up to be wicked and Godless by their parents who had murder as a mentality? I know that I would never, never, never on into infinity want to spend eternity in hell.

Also, from my experience their are very few Christians who actually take the call to be soul winners seriously leaving huge gaps in realm of leading souls to The LORD. It is possible that this drastic and highly horrible way of getting souls into heaven would not be neccessary if more Christians were true soul winners.

I actually sometimes think that The LORD in his mercy allows completely defective, wicked people that He knows will be unrepentant to not raise their offspring. They are so defective that they murder them. It happened way back in history. Many burned their babies alive offering them up to idols and on up through history Godless people have for one reason or another murdered their own offspring.

Also consider how many children die from famines in Godless countries. I think that taking children away from these Godless parents where the children will have little real opportunity to come to The LORD just may be mercy. Not from our eyes but from The LORD's eyes which are on eternity.

Also, many people are actually saved because of the guilt they feel from killing their child. It is the one sin that they cannot live with and it drives them into the arms of The LORD. Then their precious infant's life was not in vain on this earth but rather worked to bring their mom and/or dad to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Not all things are good but all things do work out for good to those who love The LORD and are called according to His purposes. When people are dreadfully evil The LORD allows for drastic measures to draw some of them into heaven.

I doubt you will like my reasoning but again I would rather spend eternity in heaven with The LORD than live a long life without The LORD on earth and end up burning in hell forever. Would you?

Luk 18:16 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

16 posted on 09/23/2011 7:52:38 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I know a woman who aborted her child (and it turned out to be her only child) for more-or-less that very reason. She thought that both she and the baby's father were messed-up people, quite unprepared to give the child the necessary security on an emotional or material level. So she thought it would be better to "nip it in the bud" for the baby's own good, so it wouldn't end up with a ruined life because of her own shortcomings as a parent.

Why didn't she consider adoption? Abortion is a terrible thing but she must come to grips with The LORD's forgiveness and use her life to His glory for we have all sinned, many of us grievously, but He gives us his joy through forgiveness. This is a wonderful miracle of being born again. Her child waits for her in heaven and loves her. We must all let Christ live His life through us. Our lives are the soil, including and especially all the things we have done wrong, that His Word grows in and flourishes in if we can understand that this is what life is all about.

17 posted on 09/24/2011 12:56:05 AM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: Bellflower

I don’t know why she didn’t consider adoption. What seems obvious to me doesn’t seem obvious to her.


18 posted on 09/24/2011 8:08:01 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone... But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I think people don’t consider adoption because
1) they think they could never let someone else raise their baby (I know that is ironic considering they could kill it, but there it is)
2) if you do adoption, you are pregnant for nine months, with all the miserable side effects and none of the happy anticipation. And everybody can see what a messed up person you are, and then they will wonder where the baby went when you give it up, and judge you for dumping your baby on someone else.
3) They’d have to find an agency or a lawyer or something, and follow through with paperwork and stuff, and act grown-up and everything.

The above is why it’s so important that they find their local Pregnancy Resource Center fast, and get the encouragement and practical assistance they need to get up their nerve and give their baby life.


19 posted on 09/24/2011 9:17:15 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: metmom

Prayers up for success.


20 posted on 09/24/2011 9:20:38 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: married21

You’re right. Big support is needed for a woman to maturely make an adoption plan for her baby. And big support afterwards, too, because mothers’ grieving for the absent, adopted baby can be quite lasting and significant.


21 posted on 09/24/2011 10:35:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o
You know Mrs Don-o, I stood outside of abortion clinics for over 10 years on one or two days a week and saw many different kinds of attitudes from many different women and men as they went into the "clinic". Some were very hard and nasty, some were quiet so you didn't know where they were coming from, some were obviously broken but still going in and the list goes on and on. Whenever I talked to someone I tried to as quickly as possible find out where they were coming from and address them according to their needs. I never did say to anyone what I originally posted that you responded to.

That being said at times when a young women was particularity ugly acting and seemed really hardened I thought about it. The thing about witnessing is that one has to always be aware of The Holy Spirit's leading as much as they can because The LORD knows each individual and what they need to hear. According to The Bible some people need to gently loved into The Kingdom of God and others need to be saved by fear. When we always approach everyone the same because we presume to only gently love everyone into The Kingdom of God we may not be reaching the person who needs to fear.

I would hope, with the help of The Holy Spirit, that the individual you are speaking about I would have had the known to treat her gently with compassion. Well anyway, God bless you, as I am sure you are very well meaning.

Jud 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

Jud 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

22 posted on 09/24/2011 11:58:05 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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To: metmom

Personhood bump.


23 posted on 09/25/2011 12:11:34 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Truth is the first object.' -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: metmom

I try to stay focused on the 24/7 personal prayer plan. Kudos to the ‘40 Days for Life’ crew.


24 posted on 09/25/2011 12:15:17 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Bellflower

I very much value what you say, based on your experience. I do pray that when the Lord wants silence from me, I will obey with silence; when He wants speech, speech; when he wants milk, milk; when He wants fire, fire.


25 posted on 09/25/2011 4:14:27 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Praise Him all creatures here below.)
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To: metmom
Pinged from Terri Dailies


26 posted on 09/25/2011 12:27:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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