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40 Days for Life -- Pray to End Abortion
40DaysforLife.com ^ | 09-23-09 | various

Posted on 09/23/2009 9:50:26 AM PDT by Salvation

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Phoenix, AZ

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4417 N 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Phillipsburg, NJ

Vigil location:
American Women's Center
158 S. Main St.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Indianapolis, IN

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
8590 Georgetown Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268

San Gabriel Valley, CA

Vigil location:
Family Planning Associates
1840 N. Hacienda Blvd. #13
La Puente, CA 91774

Cherry Hill, NJ

Vigil location:
Cherry Hill Women's Center
502 Kings Hwy. N.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

San Antonio, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
104 Babcock Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78201

San Fernando Valley, CA

Vigil location:
Family Planning Associates
10200 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Harrisburg, PA

Vigil location:
Hillcrest Women's Medical Center
2709 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Riverside, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3772 Tibbetts St.
Riverside, CA 92506

Kalamazoo, MI

Vigil location:
TBA

Augusta, GA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1289 Broad St.
Augusta, GA 30901

El Paso, TX

Vigil location:
Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic
500 E. Schuster Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902

Tucson, AZ

Vigil location:
Tucson Women's Center
5240 E. Knight Dr. #112
Tucson, AZ 85712

Providence, RI

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
111 Point St.
Providence, RI 02940

Woodbridge, NJ

Vigil location:
American Women's Services
228 Main St.
Woodbridge, NJ 07085

Augusta, ME

Vigil location:
Family Planning Associates
43 Gabriel Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330

Kalispell, MT

Vigil location:
All Families Health Care
1060 N. Meridian St.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Sterling Heights, MI

Vigil location:
WomenCare
11474 15 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Huntsville, AL

Vigil location:
Alabama Women's Center
612 Madison St.
Hunstville, AL 35801

Winston-Salem, NC

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3000 Maplewood Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Orange County, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
700 S. Tustin Ave
Orange, CA 92866

Charlotte, NC

Vigil location:
Preferred Women's Health
3220 Latrobe Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28211

Des Moines, IA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1000 E. Army Post Rd.
Des Moines, IA 50315

Portland, OR

Vigil location:
Lovejoy Surgicenter
933 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210

Renton, WA

Vigil location:
Cedar River Clinic
4300 Talbot Rd. South #403
Renton, WA 98055

Columbus, OH

Vigil location:
A Abortion
5888 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43231

Houston, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3601 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004

Southfield, MI

Vigil location:
Womancare
28505 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48073

Milwaukee, WI

Vigil location:
Affiliated Medical Services
1442 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Olympia, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
402 Legion Way
Olympia, WA 98501

St. Louis, MO

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4251 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Jacksonville, FL

Vigil location:
A Jacksonville Women's Center
4131 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Granite City, IL

Vigil location:
Hope Clinic for Women
1602 21st St.
Granite City, IL 62040

Austin, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
201 E. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

Bryan/College Station, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4112 E. 29th St.
Bryan, TX 77802

Raleigh, NC

Vigil location:
A Woman's Choice
3305 Drake Circle
Raleigh, NC 27607

Sacramento, CA

Vigil location:
Choice Medical Group
2322 Butano St.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Napa, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1735 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94558

Benicia/Vallejo, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
990 Broadway St.
Vallejo, CA 94590

Abilene, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3449 N. 10th St.
Abilene, TX 79603

Lansing, MI

Vigil location:
AA Women's Clinic
6500 Centurion Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917

Ocala, FL

Vigil location:
Ocala Women's Center
108 N. Pine St.
Ocala, FL 34475

San Jose, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1691 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

Everett, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1509 32nd St.
Everett, WA 98206

Burlington, VT

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
23 Mansfield Ave.
Burlington, VT 05301

Cincinnati, OH

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2314 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Memphis, TN

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1407 Union Ave. #300
Memphis, TN 35104

Tri-Cities, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
7426 W. Bonnie Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336

Tacoma, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
813 Martin Luther King Jr.
Tacoma, WA 98404

Birmingham, AL

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1211 27th Place S.
Birmingham, AL 35205

Alexander County, NC

Vigil location:
Caring Hearts Center
(pro-life pregnancy outreach)
210 W. Main St.
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Boise, ID

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3668 N. Harbor Ln.
Boise, ID 83703

Buffalo, NY

Vigil location:
Buffalo Women's Services
2500 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

Chicago, IL

Vigil location:
Albany Medical Surgical Center
5086 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Clearwater, FL

Vigil location:
Women's OB/GYN Center
28960 US 19 N. #110
Clearwater, FL 33761

Fargo, ND

Vigil location:
Red River Women's Clinic
512 1st Ave.
Fargo, ND 58102

Flint, MI

Vigil location:
Women's Health Center 3422 Flushing Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

Ft. Worth, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
301 S. Henderson St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76104

Dallas, TX

Vigil location:
Abortion Advantage
1929 Record Crossing Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235

Fresno, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
650 N. Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93728

Grand Rapids, MI

Vigil location:
Heritage Clinic for Women
320 E. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Great Falls, MT

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
211 9th St.
Great Falls, MT 59401

Thousand Oaks, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
166 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Green Bay, WI

Vigil location:
Medical Arts Building
704 S. Webster St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Halifax, NS

Vigil location:
Victorial General Hospital
1278 Tower Rd.
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Hartford, CT

Vigil location:
Hartford GYN Center
1 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06106

Madison, WI

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3706 Orin Rd.
Madison, WI 53705

Norwich, CT

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
12 Case St.
Norwich, CT 06360

Seattle, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4500 9th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Severna Park, MD

Vigil location:
TBD

South Bend, IN

Vigil location:
Women's Pavilion
2010 Ironwood Circle
South Bend, IN 46635

Toledo, OH

Vigil location:
Center for Choice
328 22nd St.
Toledo, OH 43604

Toms River, NJ

Vigil location:
American Women's Services
651 Route 37 W.
Toms River, NJ 08755

Willard, OH

Vigil location:
TBA

Tulsa, OK

Vigil location:
Reproductive Services
6136 E. 32nd Pl.
Tulsa, OK 74135

Sarasota, FL

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
736 Central Ave.
Sarasota, FL 3423

Bryn Mawr, PA

Vigil location:
Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Boulder, CO

Vigil location:
Boulder Abortion Clinic
1130 Alpine Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302

Annapolis, MD

Vigil location:
TBD

Nashville, TN

Vigil location:
Women's Center
419 Welshwood Dr.
Nashville, TN 37311

Ventura, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
5400 Ralston St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Reno, NV

Vigil location:
West End Women's Medical
5915 Tyrone Rd
Reno, NV 89502

Carson City, NV

Vigil location:
Tahoe Women's Care
973 Mica Dr. #200
Carson City, NV 96150

Greenville, SC

Vigil location:
Greenville Women's Clinic
1142 Grove Rd.
Greenville, SC 29605

Alexandria, VA

Vigil location:
Annandale Women's Center
2839 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Albuquerque, NM

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
719 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Aurora, IL

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3051 E. New York St.
Aurora, IL 60504

Charleston, SC

Vigil location:
Charleston Women's Center
1312 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Chester County, PA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
8 S. Wayne St.
West Chester, PA 19382

Ft. Wayne, IN

Vigil location:
Women's Health Organization
2210 Inwood Dr.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46815

Niagara Falls, NY

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
6951 Williams Rd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Pasadena, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1045 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104

Pensacola, FL

Vigil location:
Community Healthcare Center
6770 N. 9th Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504

Sioux City, IA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4409 Stone Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106

St. Petersburg, FL

Vigil location:
All Women's Health Center
4131 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Toronto, ON

Vigil location:
Women's Care Clinic
960 Lawrence Ave.
Toronto, ON M6A 3B5

Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN

Vigil location:
Regions Hospital
640 Jackson St.
St. Paul, MN 55175

Warminster, PA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
610 Lewis Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974

Winnipeg, MB

Vigil location:
Health Science Centre
Women's Pavilion
Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9

Cleveland, OH

Vigil location:
Preterm Cleveland
12000 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120

Glen Ellyn, IL

Vigil location:
Aanchor Health Center
1186 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Montclair, CA

Vigil location:
Family Planning Associates
5050 San Bernardino St.
Montclair, CA 91763

Oneonta, NY

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
37 Dietz St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Peoria, IL

Vigil location:
National Health Care
7405 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614

Rocky River, OH

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
20800 Center Ridge Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Saginaw, MI

Vigil location:
Woman's Choice
3141 Cabaret Trail
Saginaw, MI 48603

San Marcos, CA

Vigil location:
North County Women's Medical
120 Craven Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078

San Angelo, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2010 Pecos St.
San Angelo, TX 76901

Toronto, ON

Vigil location:
Cabbagetown Women's Clinic
302 Gerrard St. E
Toronto, ON M5A 2G7

Sussex County, NJ

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
8 Moran St.
Newton, NJ 07860

Warsaw, IN

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
630 S. Buffalo St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

Long Island, NY

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
540 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550

Miami, FL

Vigil location:
A Choice for Women
6660 SW 117th Ave.
Miami, FL 33166

Lexington, KY

Vigil location:
EMW Women's Surgical Center
161 Burt Rd.
Lexington, KY 40503

Manassas, VA

Vigil location:
Prince William Women's Clinic
9380-B Forestwood Ln.
Manassas, VA 20110

Pittsburgh, PA

Vigil location:
Magee Women's Hospital
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Salem, OR

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3825 Wolverine St. NE
Salem, OR 97305

Toccoa, GA

Vigil location:
Public vigil location
2445 Hwy. 17
Toccoa, GA 30577

Worcester, MA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
631 Lincoln St.
Worcester, MA 01605

Sonora, CA

Vigil location:
Greenley Rd. at Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95470

Holbæk, Denmark

Vigil location:
Holbæk Hospital
Smedelundsgade 60
4300 Holbæk, Denmark

Fredericton, NB

Vigil location:
Morgentaler Clinic
554 Brunswick St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 1H5

Ithaca, NY

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
314 W. State St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

West Palm Beach, FL

Vigil location:
Presidential Women's Center
100 Northpoint Pkwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Forest Grove, OR

Vigil location:
Bours Health Center
3303 19th Ave.
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Walker, MN

Vigil location:
Cass County Courthouse
300 Minnesota Ave. W.
Walker, MN 56484

Anchorage, AK

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4001 Lake Otis Pkwy.
Anchorage, AK 99508

Atlanta, GA

Vigil location:
Feminist Health Center
1924 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329

Berwyn Heights, MD

Vigil location:
Metropolitan Family Planning
5915 Greenbelt Rd.
Berwyn Heights, MD 20740

Corpus Christi, TX

Vigil location:
Dr. Eduardo Aquino
1901 Morgan Ave.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Greenland, NH

Vigil location:
Feminist Health Center
559 Portsmouth Ave.
Greenland, NH 03840

Knoxville, TN

Vigil location:
Volunteer Medical Clinic
313 S. Concord St.
Knoxville, TN 37916

Omaha, NE

Vigil location:
Abortion Clinic of Nebraska
1002 W. Mission Ave.
Bellevue, NE 68005

Rochester, NY

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
86 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14603

Roanoke, VA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2207 Peters Creek Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24017

Pottstown, PA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
644 High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464

St. Cloud, MN

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
451 E. St. Germain St. #100
St. Cloud, MN 56304

Columbia, SC

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2712 Middleburg Dr. #107
Columbia, SC 29204

Champaign, IL

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
302 E. Stoughton
Champaign, IL 61820

Dayton, OH

Vigil location:
Women's Medical Center
1401 East Stroop Rd.
Kettering, OH 45429

Dover, DE

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
805 S. Governors Ave.
Dover, DE 19904

Downers Grove, IL

Vigil location:
Access Health Clinic
1700 75th St.
Downers Grove, IL 60018

New Orleans, LA

Vigil location:
Causeway Medical Clinic
3004 Ridgelake Dr.
Metairie, LA 70002

Reading-Berks County, PA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
48 S. 4th St.
Reading, PA 19602

Richmond, VA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
201 N. Hamilton St.
Richmond, VA 23221

Kitchener, ON

Vigil location:
Freeport Hospital
3570 King St.
Kitchener, ON N1A 4W1

Fairfield, IA

Vigil location:
TBD

Fairbanks, AK

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1867 Airport Way #160-B
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Ottawa, ON

Vigil location:
Morgentaler Clinic
65 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5N2

Louisville, KY

Vigil location:
EMW Women's Surgical Center
128 W. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Lansing, MI

Vigil location:
AA Women's Clinic
6500 Centurion Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917

Baltimore, MD

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
330 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Manchester, NH

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
24 Pennacook St.
Manchester, NH 03104

Colorado Springs, CO

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1330 West Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Grimes and Waller, TX

Vigil locations:
Planned Parenthood
3601 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004

Planned Parenthood
4112 E. 29th St.
Bryan, TX 77802

Cranston, RI

Vigil location:
Women's Medical Center
1725 Broad St.
Cranston, RI 02903

Montgomery County, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3601 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004

Vancouver, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
5500 NE 109th Court
Vancouver, WA 98662

Yuba City, CA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
430 N. Palora Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991

Hamilton Square, NJ

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2239 Hwy. 33
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690

Amarillo, TX

Vigil location:
Panhandle Family Planning
1501 S. Taylor St.
Amarillo, TX 79101

Ann Arbor, MI

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3100 Professional Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Attleboro, MA

Vigil location:
Four Women
150 Emory St.
Attleboro, MA 02703

Bakersfield, CA

Vigil location:
Family Planning Associates 2500 H St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Beaverton, OR

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
12220 SW 1st St. #200
Beaverton. OR 97005

Collegeville, PA

Vigil location:
Collegeville Health Center
78 Second Ave., Suite 1A
Collegeville, PA 19426

Los Angeles, CA

Vigil location:
Family Planning Associates
601 S. Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Duluth, MN

Vigil location:
Women's Heath Center
32 E. 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802

Helena, MT

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1500 Cannon St.
Helena, MT 59601

Honolulu, HI

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1350 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96814

La Crosse, WI

Vigil location:
Gunderson Lutheran Med. Ctr.
1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Lubbock, TX

Vigil location:
Aaron Women's Clinic
3302 67th St.
Lubbock, TX 79413

Lufkin, TX

Vigil location:
Shands Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75969

McAllen, TX

Vigil location:
TBA

Methuen, MA

Vigil location:
Merrimack Valley Health
9 Branch St.
Methuen, MA 01844

Southgate, MI

Vigil location:
Womancare
14523 Northline Rd.
Southgate, MI 48195

Springfield, MA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2550 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01107

Washington, DC

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1108 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Bremerton, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
623 NW Riddell
Bremerton, WA 98310

Syracuse, NY

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1120 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13210

St. Lucie County, FL

Vigil location:
A Woman's World Medical Center
503 12th St.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950

New York / Bronx, NY

Vigil location:
Dr. Emily's
560 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10455

Mobile, AL

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
717 Downtowner Loop W.
Mobile, AL 36609

Montreal, QC

Vigil location:
Clinique Morgentaler
20 St. Joseph Blvd. East #710
Montreal, QC H2T 1G9

Bellingham, WA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
1530 Ellis St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Eugene, OR

Vigil location:
Bours Health Center
539 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Hackensack, NJ

Vigil location:
Women's Choice Medical Center
10 Zabriskie St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Killeen, TX

Vigil location:
Killeen Women's Health
3106 South W.S. Young Dr.
Killeen, TX 76542

Elizabethton, TN

Vigil location:
Abortion Choice
401 Hudson Dr. #3
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Bloomington, IN

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
421 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Columbia, MO

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
711 N. Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203

New York / Queens, NY

Vigil location:
Side-by-side abortion centers
89-22 Roosevelt Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Canton, OH

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2663 Cleveland Ave.
Canton, OH 44709

Lake Jackson, TX

Vigil location:
Lake Jackson City Hall
25 Oak St.
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Lawrenceburg, KY

Vigil location:
TBD

Santa Rosa, CA

Vigil location:
Women's Health Specialists
4415 Sonoma Hwy.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Allentown, PA

Vigil locations:
Allentown Women's Center 1409 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18109

Allentown Medical Center
2200 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18104

Lake County, IN

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
8645 Connecticut St.
Merrillville, IN 46410

Oklahoma City, OK

Vigil location:
Outpatient Services for Women
6112 NW 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Fayetteville, NC

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4551 Yadkin Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Lincoln, NE

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3705 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

Salt Lake City, UT

Vigil location:
Utah Women's Clinic
515 South 400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Marietta, GA

Vigil location:
Abortion Services
1640 Powers Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30067

Sioux Falls, SD

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
6511 W. 41st St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Charlottesville, VA

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
2964 Hydraulic Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Appleton, WI

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
3800 N. Gillette St.
Appleton, WI 54913

La Crosse, WI

Vigil location:
Gunderson Lutheran Med. Ctr.
1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Las Vegas, NV

Vigil location:
Birth Control Center
872 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Akron

Vigil location:
Akron Women's Medical Group
839 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44305

Houston, TX

Vigil location:
Planned Parenthood
4600 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023

Painesville, OH

Vigil location:
Family Planning Association
54 S. State St. #201
Painesville, OH 44077

Falls Church, VA

Vigil location:
Falls Church Healthcare Center
900 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

 

 

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Daily Devotionals

 40 Days for Life in Greensboro, North Carolina

The 40 Days for Life campaign is firmly rooted on a foundation of prayer and fasting. To help maintain focus on the Lord and stay in tune with His guidance, we have prepared a series of daily devotionals — one for each of the 40 days of the fall 2009 campaign.

We fervently believe that prayer and fasting will end abortion, and your prayers are very much needed and appreciated. Please follow the links below to read and meditate upon these brief reflections.

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2 posted on 09/23/2009 9:54:34 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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(I know this is late, but I believe it is still appropriate.

Day of Preparation - September 22

 

Intention:

For God's blessing upon all participating in the fall 2008 40 Days for Life campaign.

Scripture:

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

-- 2 Chronicles 7:14

Reflection:

Not unlike God's chosen people of Israel, we must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, if we expect God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The need for repentance has not been greater since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. The number one cause of death in America is the needless sacrifice of our children at the altar of convenience called abortion. Conservative estimates put the number of deaths at nearly 48 million.

And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent identify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least one abortion by the age of 45 -- both non-Christian and Christian alike. Where was the voice of Truth -- the church?

Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums up the issue best as she writes, "We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives devastated by abortion. We didn't want them to abort. We didn't mean for them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our fear, we have continued to stand by and do nothing. We, God's hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional, unknowledgeable accomplice, but an accomplice nonetheless."

May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God's people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to usurp Your role as God over life and the number of our days. But we come to you in brokenness and repentance over our sin. We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of Christ we pray, amen.


3 posted on 09/23/2009 9:56:03 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Prayer to End the Killing

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself: Never to be silent; Never to be passive; Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!


4 posted on 09/23/2009 9:58:19 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: All
Day 1

Day 1 - September 23

 

Intention:

That we may use these 40 Days for Life to plead for God's mercy and grace upon all those involved in the sin of abortion.

Scripture:

Blow the trumpet in Zion! Proclaim a fast, call an assembly. Gather the people, notify the congregation. Assemble the elders; gather the children and the infants at the breast… Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, "Spare, O Lord, your people."

-- Joel 2:15-17

Reflection:

The toll of abortion cannot be measured. We hear estimates of almost 50 million innocent victims, but that's only one aspect of the harm that has unfolded in abortion's wake. There are also the mothers and fathers of these millions, as well as the grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins. Unborn lives destroyed. Lives of the living shattered.

It's overwhelming and depressing, but even in the midst of such unfathomable darkness, the church teaches us to have hope. Yes, it was indeed Calvary that followed Christ's 40 days in the desert, but without Calvary there would have been no Resurrection - His victory over death that opened the gates of heaven to those who believe in and follow Him.

The psalmist encourages us to go humbly before God as we seek His will: "A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me… Give me back the joy of your salvation and a willing spirit sustain in me… O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise" (Psalm 51:12, 14, 17).

We are called to be God's messengers; or as the Apostle Paul told the Corinthians: "We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: be reconciled to God" (2 Corinthians 5:20). That is the true message to all we encounter at the abortion centers and in our communities who have been deceived by the Culture of Death. We don't bring condemnation; we bring God's good news.

Prayer:

Lord, we ask for the strength, courage, wisdom, determination and stamina to carry out this mission according to Your will. Guide us, we pray, as we go forth and proclaim Your truth, always doing so with a spirit of love and compassion, as was demonstrated to us by Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His name we pray, amen.

David Brandao


5 posted on 09/23/2009 9:58:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...
Catholic Prayer Ping!
6 posted on 09/23/2009 10:13:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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bump!


8 posted on 09/23/2009 10:17:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thanks. Prayer will shut down these killing houses!


9 posted on 09/23/2009 10:29:12 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Amen!


10 posted on 09/23/2009 10:31:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salvation
Don't forget about the local Life Chain events. Life Chain

Most of the Life Chain events are October 4th. Ours in Deer Park, Texas is October 25th.

11 posted on 09/23/2009 12:05:38 PM PDT by Jaded (No act of kindness, no matter how small, ever goes unpunished. -HFG)
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To: Salvation

Thanks, Salvation!


12 posted on 09/23/2009 12:07:47 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Jaded; MaggieCarta

Thanks, Jaded.

MaggieCarta, thanks for stopping by.


13 posted on 09/23/2009 12:47:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Life bump


14 posted on 09/23/2009 5:48:40 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (It's us against them...the Establishment RINOs vs rank and file...Sarah Palin or bust)
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To: Salvation

Hoping to see alot of my Brother Knights at this event!


15 posted on 09/23/2009 7:39:41 PM PDT by tempe (Stand up for life! Palin/Jindal 2012)
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To: Salvation

All of the location links go to the site above —


16 posted on 09/23/2009 8:33:19 PM PDT by AKA Elena (St Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle -- and this is war!)
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To: AKA Elena

I think if you go to the site you will see that these links were embedded in a map. The map would not post.

You can put in your zip code and find something close to you on the site.


17 posted on 09/23/2009 8:38:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Not worried about that, thanks, Salvation. I am doing the Respect Life web pages for my Valley and wanted to include the devotional links -- I will include those places for demonstation/prayer in an e-mail to the membership and most know which are close to us -- I certainly can try to sort that out.

Since this is start of day one (preparation) I needed it to be an easy copy ... of course not! We will be a week behind as I can hand out a copy of the post in its entirety at the meeting next week, besides the e-mail.
18 posted on 09/23/2009 8:49:16 PM PDT by AKA Elena (St Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle -- and this is war!)
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To: Salvation

Project Rachel

In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning,
of bitter weeping!
Rachel mourns her children,
she refuses to be consoled
because her children are no more.

Thus says the LORD:
Cease your cries of mourning,
wipe the tears from your eyes.
The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward...
There is hope for your future.

Jeremiah 31:15-1

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Project Rachel - Hope after Abortion

Excerpt:

The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and ... does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly.

Link to Hope:
http://www.hopeafterabortion.com/index.cfm


19 posted on 09/24/2009 4:24:25 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

Have you ever seen the Rachael’s Vineyard Rosary book? Oh, so powerful to pray in front of a Planned Parenthood!


20 posted on 09/24/2009 8:07:55 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All

Day 2 - September 24

 

Intention:

Pray for those who work in the abortion industry, and for those who have repented of committing abortions and have resolved to defend life.

Scripture:

Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."

-- Luke 23:46-47

Reflection:

"Those of us who have participated in the killing of unborn children are the Centurions of today. We have dropped our swords against the unborn child. Now we must recognize the depth of our guilt and deal with the ramifications... To revitalize our humanity we need to forgive and be forgiven, to reconcile and be healed."

These words come from a brochure of the Society of Centurions, an organization for former abortion providers. These words convey in a beautiful and moving way what is happening across the nation as hundreds of abortionists and their staff members experience repentance, conversion, and healing.

How does this conversion begin? Dr. Philip Ney writes, "The factors that changed their opinion on performing abortions, in the following order of frequency, were: evidence of the infant's humanity, a spiritual experience, personal distress, evidence of the mother's distress, scientific articles, being accepted as a person, a personal relationship with a pro-lifer, pro-life pickets." (The Centurion's Pathway, p. 77).

The journey is not easy. But the Jesus who heals us calls us to face the truth of what we've done, make restitution where possible, and engage in the hard work of mending relationships. Let's pray for the Centurions; may their numbers increase!

Prayer:

Lord, we thank you for those who have repented of committing abortions and have resolved to defend life. We too repent and resolve. We repent of every instance in which fear has made us silent when we should have spoken. We repent of the ongoing bloodshed in our land, and for thinking that we can deprive the unborn of protection but keep it for ourselves. We resolve that we will advance the cause of righteous candidates for public office, and that we will be more afraid of offending you by our silence than of offending others by our speech. We resolve that we will proclaim your name to the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life


21 posted on 09/24/2009 8:12:38 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Pinged from Terri Dailies


22 posted on 09/24/2009 4:06:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Salvation
I have not seen it and would love to. I have searched for it on-line, since receiving this message from you but do not see a book so titled. Do you have a resource you can share?
23 posted on 09/25/2009 4:17:01 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

Sadly, I gave it away to someone who was in a national office. That’s isn’t the exact title. But I remember Rachael’s -—something being in the title.


24 posted on 09/25/2009 8:30:05 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All; lightman
 

Day 3 - September 25

 

Intention:

We pray for God's gift of strength as we strive to protect human life during these 40 Days for Life.

Scripture:

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

-- Matthew 6:25-26

Reflection:

Billions of dollars are spent each year on diet plans. But Jesus tells us to stop worrying so much about our bodies, and instead to trust in God's care for our physical needs.

What would happen if the people who had started on a low-carb diet this year had instead gone on a diet of heavenly food? For non-believers that diet would include trusting in Christ for their salvation, and for believers it would include a renewed prayer life, a new Bible study, or even a spiritual fast. This diet doesn't include giving up on certain kinds of foods. What this diet includes is giving up on anxiety by resting in the loving arms of Christ, trusting that He will provide.

Such a spiritual diet also frees us from our worries, and allows us to freely praise Him and serve others. "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

This promised provision teaches us the inestimable worth of our lives. He will not allow us to go without. This intimate knowledge and care for human life on the part of our gracious God is what motivates us to seek for the preservation of human life in all its stages.

Prayer:

Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you. Through Christ our Lord, amen.

Dennis DiMauro
Lutherans for Life


25 posted on 09/25/2009 8:33:06 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Coleus

How about this message that I got in an email today?? Wow!

**And yes, even though I said that, the e-mail message
I received from Tim Palmquist with the 40 Days for
Life team in Bakersfield, California was REALLY
unexpected.

Tim wrote, “An employee of the Bakersfield Family
Planning Association abortion center has just quit!”

The woman walked out of the building and spoke to
Rosa, who was taking part in the prayer vigil, and
told her, “I’m done with this place!” The woman also
said she had turned in her uniform. Rosa quickly
offered a hug, which the former employee accepted.

All this time, another vigil participant was
watching. It was the first time she had ever gone to
pray at an abortion center. Rosa turned to her and
said, “Do you see the power of prayer?” After seeing
this amazing turn of events, the new volunteer said
she wants to spend much more time at the vigil during
these 40 days.

This happened Wednesday — yes, the FIRST DAY of this
40 Days for Life campaign!**


26 posted on 09/25/2009 8:40:13 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

that’s a wow event, prayer conquers all, thank God.


27 posted on 09/25/2009 6:32:12 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: All
 

Day 4 - September 26

 

Intention:

We ask God that we may understand the concept of justice, as a gift he gives and as a responsibility that shapes our work.

Scripture:

Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

-- Amos 5:24

Reflection:

Justice, a key theme of the Scriptures, is something God does and that we too must do.

When God intervenes to save his people when they are helpless and in slavery in Egypt, he "does justice." He manifested his justice in the plagues that were sent upon Egypt, whereby Pharaoh was convinced that he must let the people go. Justice is manifested as, in awe and wonder, God's people see the Red Sea open before them, allow them to pass without even getting their feet wet, and then close again to drown their powerful enemies.

God is a God of Justice; he rescues us when we cannot save ourselves. His justice, above all, is seen in Jesus Christ, who, when we could not save ourselves, rescued us from the kingdom of sin, Satan, death, and hell. The mighty work of Christ on the cross and in the resurrection is the perfect manifestation of God as the God of justice.

We, then, are to be the people of justice; we are to "do justice" by intervening to save the helpless in the name and by the power of the God who saves us who are helpless ourselves. That's why we have a pro-life movement; that's why we have a 40 Days for Life Campaign; that's why saving the unborn is our business.

Prayer:

God of Justice, you heard the cry of your people when they were being oppressed in Egypt, and you proved yourself to be the God of justice, who rescues the helpless. You likewise rescued us from the kingdom of darkness, and brought us into the Kingdom of your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, who saves us from the power of Satan, sin, death, and hell. Make us people of justice, ready to intervene to save the helpless. Indeed, as your prophets have announced, let justice roll on like a mighty river, to save all who are in need, especially the unborn. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life


28 posted on 09/26/2009 9:22:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Praying DOES have an impact!,p.
One of the unexpected blessings of this 40 Days for
Life campaign thus far is the unprecedented number of
media stories about local campaigns -- and it's not
just the number of stories but the tone of those
reports. Many of them have been highly positive!

An extremely favorable article about the 40 Days for
Life kickoff appeared in the Journal Star, the daily
newspaper in Peoria, Illinois. Here's the first part
of that story:

  Cathy Trowbridge had an abortion and lived to tell
  about it. Not overnight, mind you. But after 34
  soul-searching years, the Princeton resident is
  silent no more.

  "Not everybody can do this," Trowbridge said
  Tuesday night at a rally at Riverfront Park to
  launch the 40 Days for Life campaign. "Not everyone
  that has had an abortion can stand here and be able
  to face a crowd. But that courage comes from Him
  who selects those that can do it."

  Trowbridge told a crowd of about 80 how she paid no
  attention 34 years ago to those praying in front of
  a clinic at 7405 N. University St. in Peoria and
  entered what is now National Health Care and had
  her pregnancy terminated.

  "I didn't know what they were there for,"
  Trowbridge said of the group whose successors
  intend to be in front of the clinic around the
  clock from Wednesday through Nov. 1. "I didn't
  allow myself to look at their signs and figure out
  what they said.

  "I just knew that I was full of fear and
  desperation," Trowbridge continued. "And the people
  that counseled me told me that this is what I
  should do and this is where I should go. And
  because it was legal and lawful and because I
  usually did what I was told, I did. It wasn't until
  much later that I found out the truth."

Read the whole story at:

http://tinyurl.com/ydhfowq

What a powerful account -- and in a secular
newspaper! It's a valuable insight into the mind of
the woman who seeks abortion, and something to keep
in mind as you pray.

Abortion clearly leaves a lasting negative impact.

You even may meet someone at the 40 Days for Life
vigil in your own community who has a story similar
to Cathy's. The 40 Days for Life team in Bakersfield,
California knows it is more common than you might
think. Here's a posting from their blog:

  During Saturday's kickoff rally, a volunteer
  noticed a forlorn woman standing near the vigil
  signup sheets. "I sensed that God wanted me to talk
  to her," the volunteer said.

  "Can I help you sign up for a time to pray at the
  vigil?" the volunteer asked. The woman seemed
  reluctant at first. As the volunteer continued to
  talk to her, eventually she opened up to share the
  internal struggle she was experiencing.

  "Twenty-five years ago," she began, "I aborted my
  baby. Maybe if people like you had been there, my
  baby's life could have been saved."

During this 40 day prayer vigil, as you meet new
people joining you in prayer along the sidewalks
outside abortion facilities and Planned Parenthood
offices, remember that some of the vigil participants
themselves are still struggling with their own
private pain, and pray that they will experience the
fullness of God's healing grace.

Just this morning, at the 40 Days for Life vigil I
was visiting in Lexington, Kentucky, two different
women told me that 40 Days for Life was the vehicle
that helped them to begin the healing process from
their past abortions. One lady even told me that
40 Days for Life saved her from committing suicide.

Wow. We never know how God can work through our
prayers and faithful participation in this effort.

Please take time to pray at the nearest 40 Days for
Life vigil.
 
For Life,

David Bereit

29 posted on 09/26/2009 9:26:13 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cpforlife.org
Numbers in Perspective:
3,800 – Abortions daily (just in the US)
4,300 – US military deaths in the Iraq war
18,000 - Deaths by death penalty in American history (all the way back to the 1600s)
1,315,000 - Deaths in all American wars combined

1,400,000 – Deaths by abortion each year
50,000,000 - Deaths by abortion since Roe v Wade (estimated)


30 posted on 09/26/2009 2:04:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...

20 weeks from conception

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.
31 posted on 09/26/2009 10:51:14 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

Thanks for the 40 Days for Life Ping!


32 posted on 09/27/2009 7:26:33 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All
 

Day 5 - September 27

 

Intention:

May the truth of the final judgment shape our thoughts, priorities, and choices here on earth.

Scripture:

The King will answer and say to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me."

-- Matthew 25:31-46

Reflection:

Caring for others is not optional.

Jesus' picture of the final judgment concludes with this sobering word: the wicked, who failed to care for others in their various needs (e.g., the hungry, the thirsty, the aliens, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned) will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous who did seek to meet those needs will end up with him, enjoying eternal life.

We know that this was no parable! Jesus has given us fair warning! Everything in God's Word points to the truth that compassionate concern and practical care for all people, especially for the poor, the destitute, the weak and needy is required of us, if indeed we hope to escape the punishment of the fire of hell.

And who are the poor and needy, if not helpless, unborn babies, as well as the aged and infirm at the other end of life? Surely the "least of these" embraces not only those at both ends of the continuum of life, but all others in between. Just how we, as Christ's true followers, respond to his admonition "inasmuch as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me" will determine whether we enjoy eternal bliss in his presence or the bleak and dreadful reality of eternal punishment in hell. Nothing in God's Word could be clearer!

Prayer:

Gracious and merciful Father, we gladly embrace your Word that counsels us to care for the least of your children, and we renew our dedication to defending the unborn and all whose right to life is compromised by our godless society's selfish lack of concern. Free us from our own failures and sins so that we will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rev. Ben Sheldon
President Emeritus, Presbyterians Pro-Life

33 posted on 09/27/2009 7:30:23 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Faith; wagglebee
Today's testimonial:

"God is working in more ways than we can imagine."

That subject line jumped out from the hundreds of
e-mail messages that pour in to my inbox every day.

The story that followed certainly offered proof!

The writer told of her daughter, who was raised in
the church and grew into a young teenager who "was
more spiritual than I ever thought I could be. She
was so mature in her faith and her relationship with
Christ. It amazed me how someone so young could 'get
it' even more than I. She used to drag her friends to
church activities and pray for them all the time. She
even went on a mission trip."

As is the unfortunate case with many young people,
there also came a time of rebellion. In the 11th
grade, she got involved with a group at school that
didn't exactly practice Christian principles. "It
influenced her walk with God and she drew away from
Him," this mother wrote, "to the point of leaving
church and moving in with her boyfriend at the end of
her junior year."

This young man "does not approve of our deep faith in
God and we do not get along with him very well at
all," she wrote. But her daughter did finish school.

Later, she and her boyfriend got married. Soon
afterward, the young wife became pregnant, and the
couple's financial situation was pretty shaky. They
even had to turn to charitable assistance to make it
through this time.

The mother who wrote this story is now a grandmother
-- her daughter's little girl is an incredible
blessing, but she said her son-in-law hasn't been
much help. With the arrival of the new baby, however,
the mother and daughter have been spending more time
together, repairing their broken relationship.

So what does this have to do with 40 Days for Life?

Well, the woman who shared this story is a vigil
coordinator for one of the local campaigns, and her
daughter saw her working on the vigil schedule. The
young woman noticed blank spaces on the schedule.

She looked up and asked, "What will you all do for
these blank spots?"

"I told her God will send His people to fill those
slots. She looked at me and said, 'Well, maybe you
and I could go together sometimes. I'd like to take
the baby up there on the day they do the abortions
and pray. Maybe seeing my precious baby will make one
girl stop and think twice about what she's getting
ready to do and she'll change her mind.'"

The mother held back her tears and suggested they all
go pray together every Thursday.

She is thankful that God is using the prayer vigil to
save babies, that He is using 40 Days for Life to
restore relationships, and that He is drawing her
daughter back to His heart.

"We serve such a mighty and awesome God," she said.
"I know it's not quite a 'baby is saved' story, but I
believe eternally it will be."

Please hold this family in your prayers. Who knows
what amazing work God will do next?

34 posted on 09/27/2009 6:05:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Blessed is the Name of the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who only does wondrous things,
and blessed is His glorious Name for ever and ever.
Let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen and Amen.


35 posted on 09/27/2009 6:54:00 PM PDT by Faith
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Day 6 - September 28

 

Intention:

That knowing the shortness of life, all may value it more deeply.

Scripture:

Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

-- Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

Reflection:

God is giver of all life. Short lived or long lived, human lives are lived out in this world. The metaphors for death are many. But their meaning is clear and singular: all will die. Even so, death is not the absolute end. It is not the end of the story. For as certainly as God gave life, at death the life or spirit that God gave returns to God.

By God, we are created. For God, we live our given days. To God, we return at the end of our earthly days. And with God, we live through eternity. Clearly, all along the way, this gracious, loving God is with us. No human life is random or alone. No human life was created without purpose. Not one human life is without destiny.

All human lives, acknowledged or not, are related to God -- from beginning, to end, throughout eternity. Therefore, in this world, all human lives are to be respected and protected, for their lives are signs of God's sovereignty.

Prayer:

O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny.

Help us to repent daily, and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and sacrificially. Prepare us to die faithfully and hopefully, so that we might live forever with You. Through Jesus Christ, who has gone before us, we trust and hope and love and pray. Amen.

Rev. Paul Stallsworth
President, Lifewatch (United Methodist Church)


36 posted on 09/28/2009 9:34:03 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All; wagglebee
Today's miracles from emails -- don't know if any of these stories have been posted or not!

While Jackie was praying at the 40 Days for Life
vigil in GREENLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE, a car slowly
pulled up in front of the clinic. The driver rolled
down the window and said, "I don't know what you're
doing here; but whatever it is, it's working!" The
driver went on to say the abortion center had let
employees go because business was off.

All Jackie could say was, "Praise God for victories!"

The staff at yet another abortion center has shrunk
by at least one. But this wasn't a layoff. This was a
clinic nurse who walked out and quit!

Angela of the 40 Days for Life team in GRANITE CITY,
ILLINOIS said the abortion facility nurse came out
and hugged her. "Thank you for praying for me," she
told Angela. "Your witness has been powerful to me.
This is my last day! I'm going off to do what real
nurses should be doing." With that, she walked to her
car and drove away.

This is the SECOND abortion worker to quit during
this 40 Days for Life campaign!

And yes, there are amazing stories to share about
babies saved from abortion as well.

Thus far in this fall 40 Days for Life campaign,
we've received reports of 38 mothers who changed
their minds and chose life. And of course, those are
just the ones we know of!

Here are just a few of those stories:

In HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, Al reported that while
people were praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil
across from the abortion center, a man came over with
a simple message: "Thank you!" His niece had been
scheduled for an abortion. But after seeing the group
praying, she simply could not go through with it.

In WASHINGTON, DC, Dick tells of a young couple who
walked into the Planned Parenthood abortion facility.
Volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil didn't have
much time to talk with them on their way in. But
after an hour or so, they came back out. "They said
they changed their minds about having an abortion."

In PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, there was another situation in
which just the sight of people praying outside made a
profound impact. Ernie said an SUV had pulled up to
the clinic entrance, where the 40 Days for Life vigil
was in progress. The couple inside just stopped, took
another look, and drove away without ever going in.

The 40 Days for Life team in EL PASO, TEXAS received
a special blessing. Sandra said a woman drove up to
the vigil and wanted to talk about the day she
decided not to have an abortion. At the time, she saw
her pregnancy as something that would just get in the
way of her promising career.

But the day of her appointment, people had been
praying outside the clinic. When she saw that, she
stopped and asked herself, "What am I doing here?
This is not right!"

As she continued her story, the young woman rolled
down her car window, pointed to the child in the car
seat and began to cry. "Thanks to you all," she said,
"I have this beautiful son!"

"You could imagine the feeling," Sandra said. "I
believe at that moment everybody was crying with
her." The group prayed for the mother, her child and
for all her family. "We ask God to continue blessing
them and thank Him for this wonderful gift of life."

Prayer DOES work. And sometimes, you don't have to
say a word.

Let's keep it up!

37 posted on 09/28/2009 9:39:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 7 - September 29

 

Intention:

May we have a heart and a zeal to save the poor and release the oppressed.

Scripture:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.

-- Luke 4:18-19

Reflection:

This passage is a very familiar one. It has been preached on many occasions, even made popular in books and songs. Though the quote is about Jesus, all Christians take this commission seriously as a directive on how to reach the world with the gospel. We, like our Savior, are to bring the good news to the poor, the broken hearted, those in captivity, those who cannot see, and the oppressed.

The commission given to us in this passage is clearly a charge to care for those for whom God cares the most. I wonder though, whom do we look for to be touched by the Holy Spirit as we go out into the world?

Who are the poor, if not those unborn children who have been abandoned by their parents before they ever leave the womb? Who are the broken hearted, if not those unborn children whose only example of love is having their mother take them to an abortion clinic to be destroyed, or the mother of a child who has been deceived by everyone around her into believing that what she is doing is best for her and her child? Who are the captives, if not those unborn children who are bound over to death by the "choice" of abortion? Who is more blind than an unborn child in the darkness of a womb that has become a waiting room for their death? And who is more oppressed than those unborn children whose oppression has been legitimized by their government, their church and even their family and loved ones.

Prayer:

Lord, You empower us with Your Spirit to do your will in the earth. Send us to the poorest, the most broken, the most captive, the most blind and the most oppressed in the world, the innocent pre-born children in their mother's wombs that are scheduled for destruction. Help us to bring them healing, liberty, sight and justice through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Fr. Terry Gensemer
National Director, Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life


38 posted on 09/29/2009 8:08:05 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Sad email testimonial today.

I received a report from Houston that was both
eye-opening and heartbreaking.

People participating in the 40 Days for Life vigil
watched as a young man who appeared to be in tears
walked into Planned Parenthood with his girlfriend
and her mother.

When they left some time later, he was most certainly
crying -- and obviously quite upset.

I'll let one of the prayer vigil participants pick up
the story...

  I watched him head down the street, alternating
  between wiping the tears from his face and punching
  the buildings in anger and frustration as he passed
  them. Eventually he headed back toward the parking
  lot. As he approached, I went to him first. All I
  could think to say was that I was so very sorry for
  his loss. He began to cry again.
 
  Then a truck pulled up leaving the parking lot with
  his girlfriend and her mother inside. The girl's
  mother yelled at him to get in and cursed him as he
  opened the door. He had one foot inside, then
  stepped back out and closed the door. As she drove
  away he promptly sat down on the curb and cried
  like a baby. Three of us sat down beside him -- all
  men -- and cried with him.
  
  Eventually, he began to talk. He was probably in
  his very early twenties. He told us that his
  girlfriend did not want to keep the child because
  she feared they would not be able to provide for
  him. He asked her how she could destroy a life
  based on a hunch. He told her this child had a
  heartbeat and a soul and deserved to live. He even
  tried to convince her to, at the very least, put
  the child up for adoption.
 
  I was struck by the fact that this young man knew
  all this simply because his heart told him it was
  true. He was wise well beyond his years and he was
  hurting terribly.
 
  I was struck by the clear reality that fathers have
  so little to do with whether their own children
  live or die. I also couldn't help but notice that
  despite the high volume of Planned Parenthood
  volunteers around, none of them approached him.
 
  Before I left him, he stood up to hug me. All I
  could tell him was what I truly believed -- that
  today, his child knows that his/her father fought
  for it. That to his child, he is a hero and that
  someday he would know that also.
 
Please pray for this young man and others like him.
The tragedy of abortion is real and happening every
day. No one knows that better than he.
 
I sincerely hope this young man comes to embrace the
exceptional advice he was given; but that will most
certainly take time. I cannot even begin to imagine
the anguish.

This is a first-person account of what abortion does
to fathers. Who knows how many others have walked in
his shoes, as there are more than a million abortions
every year -- and more than 50 million since the 1973
Roe v. Wade decision that opened the floodgates to
abortion on demand.

Let's pray even harder!

39 posted on 09/29/2009 8:11:58 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 8 - September 30

 

Intention:

May the spirit and example of the Good Samaritan fill the hearts and minds of all our citizens.

Scripture:

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So, too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'

"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."

-- Luke 10:30-37

Reflection:

Here Jesus commands us to show mercy to the victims of the culture of violence and death.

But why did the priest and Levite fail to show mercy? Perhaps they feared that the robbers were hiding just around the next corner to attack them. They asked themselves, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"

The Samaritan, however, reversed the question, and asked, "If I don't stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

In working to save the unborn, let's not worry about what will happen to us if we act; let's worry about what will happen to the unborn if we don't.

Prayer:

Father, we are moved by the lesson of the Good Samaritan, who allowed compassion to influence him more than fear. Give us the same heart. Grant that we may never count the cost of standing up and speaking out for the unborn. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life


40 posted on 09/30/2009 9:33:25 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 9 - October 1

 

Intention:

May we grow in joy, knowing we serve a living God.

Scripture:

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

-- John 1:14

Reflection:

The Word of God came to us in human form in Jesus Christ. Every time I contemplate this fact I get chills! And I think it is something that we, as Christians, tend to gloss over. I can only imagine how the first disciples felt when they were looking into the eyes of the one and only Almighty God who created them.

The first disciples developed a close relationship with Him as they daily walked and talked with Him. They ate with Him, prayed with Him and rested when He rested. As they listened to the Word of God, who was and is Jesus….they believed and "beheld His glory."

Today, this is something we can still do because we serve a living God. Remember, Jesus died on the cross but rose from the dead in victory! Jesus is every bit as real and alive for all of us as He was to the first disciples. He wants us to develop a close relationship with Him in the very same way. Jesus wants us to know Him personally. He wants us to walk with Him and talk with Him on a daily basis.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and saving grace in Christ Jesus. Help us to realize every day the great blessing we have in our Savior. I pray that we will rise every morning with excitement and zeal, looking forward to walking another day in your footsteps fully knowing that you continue to dwell among us. Amen.

Day Gardner
President, National Black Pro-life Union


41 posted on 09/30/2009 9:34:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 10 - October 2

 

Intention:

Let us affirm the unborn by our language.

Scripture:

Anyone who says to his brother, "Raca," is answerable to the Sanhedrin; anyone who says, "You fool!" will be in danger of the fire of hell.

-- Matthew 5:22

Reflection:

Before the schoolyard bully beats up his victim, he calls him names. This is a way to dehumanize the victim, and therefore make it easier to justify attacking him.

In this verse from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says that using dehumanizing language is sinful. "Raca" was an Aramaic term of contempt. The respect and love we are called to have for other human lives is not limited to action alone; it also has to manifest itself in language.

Professor William Brennan, in his book Dehumanizing the Vulnerable: When Word Games Take Lives, traces the dehumanizing language used to oppress various groups of people in history, such as our African-American brothers and sisters, or our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Holocaust.

He then shows that the same kind of dehumanizing language is used against the unborn, who have been called "parasites," "tissue," and "medical waste," among other things.

What are we to do instead? We are to affirm one another, including the unborn, with ennobling language that inspires respect and love. The unborn are precious children, they are our brothers and sisters, they are the image of God. Let us multiply the language of affirmation, as we hasten to the day of their protection!

Prayer:

Lord, we ask your forgiveness for any times our words have dehumanized our brothers and sisters. We also ask you to send your grace to those who speak and write in degrading terms about the children in the womb. Convert those who do not see the dignity of these children. Loosen the tongues of those who do not know how to acknowledge the humanity and sacredness of these tiny lives. Keep us all aware of the power of language, and help us to use it rightly in the cause of life and justice. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life and President, National Pro-life Religious Council


42 posted on 09/30/2009 9:34:55 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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No, you're not seeing things! 
 
I will be gone over the weekend and have a lot of errands to do on Thursday, so I will be double posting Mass Reading threads and other threads and will catch up on them as much as possible when I return on Monday from the Regional Serra Club Conference in Spokane.
 
Find out how to start a Serra Club to support vocations in your area by going to Serra International  http://www.serraus.org/
 
Priesthood Sunday -- October 28th -- Serra Club [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

43 posted on 09/30/2009 9:36:27 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee; cpforlife.org; narses; Coleus; MountainFlower; Faith
Today's email update -- lots of links in this!

Well, here we are! The first week of the fall 40 Days
for Life campaign is complete.

Since it's been a most incredible week, I'd like to
share some "most incredible" happenings, in
categories large and small.

Weather-wise, we've seen a bit of everything -- warm
in the south, cool in the north, a lot of rain in the
east. But clearly, the honor for Most Incredible
Weather Report goes to Colorado Springs for Day 1 of
the campaign.

"Colorado Springs woke up this morning to a howling
wind," Michele told me. "I looked outside and there
was blowing snow." Snow! The wind died down and the
snow stopped, but it was still pretty cold. But more
than 60 people showed up -- in winter coats, hats and
mittens -- for the opening event of the 40 Days for
Life campaign. "No," Michele said, "the cold won't
keep us away!"

We've seen tons of great pictures from many local
efforts, but the Most Incredible Picture of a 40 Days
for Life Banner Hanging from a Church Bell Tower is
definitely from Pensacola, Florida, where Sacred
Heart Cathedral's very tall banner features the 40
Days for Life logo and a scripture verse, John 10:10
– "I came that they may have life, and have it
abundantly."

Go here to see the banner on the bell tower:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=292

We also have photographic evidence for the Most
Incredible Falsehood from Planned Parenthood -- the
banner hanging from the walls of an abortion center
in St. Louis with the message, "Defend the truth."

Click here to see the abortion center's banner:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=292

Defending the truth? That's what YOU are doing!

Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion
chain and despite the constant claim that Planned
Parenthood somehow "reduces abortions," this
organization's latest annual report shows a record
total of 305,310 abortions for the previous year --
numbers that continue to go up.

That's indefensible.

Local campaigns had many good TV news reports thus
far (you can check them out through the links on our
news page at
http://40daysforlife.com/news.cfm )

But I thought the Most Incredible TV News Report came
from WFMZ-TV, whose report on 40 Days for Life in
Phillipsburg, New Jersey gives a fair, objective view
of the campaign -- and an interesting look at those
who "defend" the abortion business.

See the video report here (note that there's a
commercial before the news story begins), and please
pray for the lone "pro-choice" supporter. You'll see
what I mean:

hhttp://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=292

While mentioning incredible things, an incredible
pro-life event that takes place during this fall's
40 Days for Life is the annual Life Chain. It's
happening this Sunday, October 4. People will line
the sidewalks in communities across North America to
stand up for life. You can find out much more at:

http://nationallifechain.org

If you've never taken a public stand for an end to
abortion, please consider this invitation. It will
give you a first taste for pro-life activity that
will whet your appetite for doing even more -- like
taking part in the nearest 40 Days for Life vigil,
for instance! ;-)

Without a doubt, however, even in a most eventful
week of lives saved, hearts consoled and prayers
answered, my Most Incredible Inspiration is -- YOU!

YOU are the ones who answer God's call to speak out
for those who cannot speak for themselves. It has
been genuinely amazing to watch you in action. And I
can't wait to see what happens these next 33 days!

44 posted on 09/30/2009 9:41:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Wow! Testamonies of people praying in front of a Planned Parenthood Clinic for the FIRST time!

I'll have to admit it -- going out to stand and pray
in front of an abortion facility is not exactly an
appealing proposition.

It isn't easy, especially if it's something you've
never done before.

The first time I went to pray outside an abortion
facility I was very worried about what could happen
and who might see me there.

But please trust me; when you make the commitment,
God will provide every ounce of grace that you'll
need to answer His call.

We've gotten notes from people who had never taken
part in 40 Days for Life until this past week.

Hopefully, these notes will encourage you to step out
in faith if you have not yet signed up for a time to
pray at the abortion center.

"I did my first hour Friday night at 10 as part of my
church's adopted day. I could sense such evil," wrote
one first-timer. "It was powerful to pray there for
the end to abortion and the conversion of the
doctor."

Another first-time participant writes, "This issue
has been close to my heart for a long time, but to be
honest, participating in the vigil Friday has put
this front and center in my heart now."

"I wish there was a way I could bottle the experience
and send a copy to each of you so you could
experience it fully right from the comfort of your
living room, but this is something you'll simply need
to experience for yourself," said Carol Marie of the
40 Days for Life campaign in the Reno/Tahoe area of
Nevada and California.

"I believe that when we go to the sidewalk and pray
to end abortion we each are given a special grace so
that we can better address the issue," she added.

"Because we are each called to play our own
particular role in this effort, that grace varies
from person to person, and thus the experience also
differs. How is God calling you to help? What role
are you meant to play?"

Pamela is another person who had never taken part in
40 Days for Life -- or even participated in any
visible pro-life activities -- until this campaign.
"I have to tell you," she said, "it was an eye
opening and powerful experience."

She prayed that God would give her courage. "I have
to admit that I was scared," she said. "The knowledge
that I could potentially watch a woman walk into a
facility carrying a baby and watch her come out
without one brought me to tears."

Pamela arrived late -- and nervous. "I felt an
overwhelming need to pray; and there in the grass I
wept and prayed for the men and women who entered the
facility to work and receive services."

She prayed for everything she could possibly think of
that God could offer these people to change their
hearts and minds.

"What I observed this morning was a demonstration of
grace and truth," she said. "If anyone feels the same
hesitation and uncertainty I did, please consider
coming to the event with another group or a group of
friends. I am certain you will be blessed and
awakened by the experience."

Brian Westbrook of the St. Louis 40 Days for Life
campaign said if people like Pamela can find the
courage to stand for Life on the sidewalk, "then so
can you. We will not end abortion by sitting at
home," he said, "but we must proclaim the truth from
our roof tops and on the street corners."

Ready to give it a try? Visit the list of all 212
communities participating in this 40 Days for Life:

http://40daysforlife.com/location.cfm

Then, if you possibly can, go out and pray at the
vigil closest to you!

45 posted on 10/01/2009 8:52:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 10 email update:

Yesterday I visited the Toledo, Ohio 40 Days for Life
campaign and in a few hours I'll be jumping on an
airplane to Jacksonville, Florida, where I'll be
joining the 40 Days for Life volunteers on the
streets as part of their vigil.

It always amazes me to see so many people "speaking
up for those who cannot speak for themselves."

While running across the country visiting 40 Days for
Life locations, I have to admit that I keep thinking
about the banner at the Planned Parenthood abortion
center in St. Louis that I told you about earlier
this week -- the one that says "defend the truth."

I keep waiting for the day when everyone knows the
truth and there's no one left to defend what goes on
at Planned Parenthood and hundreds of other abortion
centers in North America and throughout the world.

The good news is that more people are learning the
truth -- thanks to you!

In Riverside, California, people who were praying at
the 40 Days for Life vigil watched as a young woman
entered the Planned Parenthood abortion center. A
couple of hours later, she came out. A pastor who was
praying with the group met her and asked if she
needed anything.

She told him she had come for an abortion, but
changed her mind. The Planned Parenthood staff told
her they would give her a shot that would stop her
baby's heart. She said, "WHAT?"

The young woman knew right away she could not go
through with the abortion, so she got up and left. In
her heart, she knew the truth.

In Kalispell, Montana, one of the vigil participants
had a chance to talk with a man whose company
provided contract services for All Families
Healthcare. It was news to this man that All Families
Healthcare was in the abortion business. He said he
would have never signed a contract with the clinic if
he had known the truth.

He thanked the people praying for taking part in 40
Days for Life -- and assured them that he would not
be renewing his contract with the clinic.

The reality of abortion in most communities is that
many people are simply unaware that it's going on in
their city. "Abortion" is somebody else's problem --
or a political issue, perhaps. It doesn't seem real.

People seem to act like it's something that involves
people you don't know and places you've never been.
But of course, that isn't the truth.

That's one of the reasons why community outreach is a
key component of 40 Days for Life.

In Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 40 Days for Life team
went door-to-door to let people in their city know
about the campaign -- and to ask them to pray.

"Most people are a little surprised at such a
request," said Julie. "And most are polite --
probably thinking that if they are nice, we will
leave quickly."

The volunteers offer a fact sheet about 40 Days for
Life that also includes information about abortion
that people generally do not know.

"This went much better than I anticipated," she said.
"No one I met had even heard of the vigil or noticed
it, so this really is a way to raise community
awareness of the prayer vigil and to bring the
neglected issue of abortion before the public."

The truth will ALWAYS triumph over the big lie of
abortion. So let's spread more of the truth!

46 posted on 10/05/2009 4:44:24 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 11 email update:

Today's devotional speaks of being ambassadors of
Christ. That's exactly what each of us is called to
do during this 40 Days for Life campaign -- and I am
so gratified to see how many of you are taking this
call to heart.

But it isn't always easy.

More than in any previous campaign, there is strong
opposition to what you are and others are doing on
the sidewalks of 212 cities. And in a couple of
minutes, I'm going to ask you to watch a 38-second
video that shows the challenge -- and the proper
response to that challenge that demonstrates to the
whole world exactly what sets 40 Days for Life apart.

Carol Marie in Reno, Nevada reports that 40 Days for
Life vigil participants often have to deal with
"tirades, nasty comments and empty threats" from the
abortionist, who clearly wishes the prayer presence
outside his offices would go away.

The people praying at the vigil do not respond; they
just keep praying. "I am happy to learn that we
continue to demonstrate that we are there to share
the love of Christ with those who come to the
abortion site," Carol Marie said, "regardless of
their reason for being there, regardless of the role
they are playing in this tragedy."

Paul in Lake Jackson, Texas said 40 Days for Life
vigil participants there had a most challenging time
recently. "We were visited by an angry protester that
spent 45 minutes shouting at us and trying to argue
with us right in front of our vigil space," he said.
"By the grace of God, we were cool headed and tried
not to engage her in any conversation but she was
very persistent.

It got to the point where one of the vigil
participants had to call the police. "The officer
that spent some time with the woman and told us
afterward she wouldn't be back," Paul said. Even the
mayor came later to offer his support. "Through it
all we kept praying."

Clair in Kalamazoo, Michigan notes that a water
bottle and a nearly-empty drink can were thrown at 40
Days for Life vigil participants from passing
vehicles. Thankfully, no one was hurt. "The
individuals who threw these items would like it very
much if we stopped coming out," she said. But
Kalamazoo is committed to press on with their 40 Days
for Life campaign.

The group did file a police report, and the officers
promised to help. "They have told us there will be
more patrols going past the Planed Parenthood
facility," said Clair.

A slight increase in the incidents of taunting and
heckling have been reported, as "pro-choice" bloggers
are furiously attempting to rally abortion advocates
to go out to abortion centers and demonstrate against
the 40 Days for Life prayer vigils.

The 38-second video I'd like you to watch is one that
I discovered on YouTube. It was recorded outside Dr.
Emily's Women's Health Center in The Bronx, New York
-- one of the country's busiest abortion facilities,
that ends the lives of thousands of children yearly.

You'll see a small 40 Days for Life group, including
several Catholic nuns, standing in a circle praying
peacefully and quietly. You won't see the abortion
demonstrators, but you'll certainly hear them as they
angrily chant slogans in an attempt to drown out the
vigil participants' prayers.

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=305

This, in a 38-second nutshell, is what 40 Days for
Life is all about. We stand up for those who have no
voice, in a world that doesn't want to listen, where
people yell in an effort to drown out the truth.

But never forget -- Jesus told us to expect this:
"Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute
you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely
because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward
will be great in heaven" (Matthew 5:11-12).

40 Days for Life gives us the opportunity to live
that out in a unique way. And, if we aren't being
persecuted for our faith at times -- are we really
living out the fullness of the gospel?

Thank you for being prayerful and peaceful ... and
for living the gospel.

47 posted on 10/05/2009 4:46:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 12 email update:

It wouldn't be 40 Days for Life without reports of
wet weather. But a bit of rain hasn't discouraged
people from coming out to pray. In fact, not even a
LOT of rain has dampened the desire to go to the
sidewalks outside abortion centers to ask for God's
grace and mercy.

It was before 6 in the morning -- well before sunrise
-- when people gathered to pray at a 40 Days for Life
prayer vigil outside a Nashville abortion center. And
it was pouring.

"Advocates braved torrential rains and a dark night
sky to speak for the helpless and vulnerable," said
Jane. "Of special encouragement was the enormous
courage of a pregnant mom who refused to be forced
into an abortion she did not want."

Clearly the sight of people praying in the rain
helped inspire her courage. To see what the people
approaching that clinic saw on a stormy day in
Nashville, go here:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=312

The rain also didn't stop a group of sixth and eight
graders from St. Michael School from praying at the
40 Days for Life vigil in Dallas.

As the children prayed, a woman arrived for an
abortion appointment. Counselors met her and learned
she was 12 weeks pregnant. The counselor, Joanne,
asked one of the other volunteers to bring a fetal
model of a 12-week baby to show the young woman.

Milissa brought the model -- along with her 8-month
old baby. Joanne told the woman, "The only difference
between your baby and Milissa's baby is time."

The woman who had arrived for an abortion began to
cry. She had seen the truth.

The volunteers walked with her to the pro-life
pregnancy center across the street. And the school
children kept praying -- in the rain.

To see the children ... and their umbrellas, go here:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=312

It's also been rainy in Denmark, where Susanne Westh
Larsen is coordinating that country's first 40 Days
for Life campaign outside a hospital where abortions
are performed.

Susanne reports "strong wind, some rain and dark
skies over the hospital. Sometimes I have had to hold
very strongly onto the signboard so not to have it
fly away from me. It illustrates the anger that is
obviously directed against the campaign both on inner
and outer planes."

Newspaper articles about 40 Days for Life in Denmark
are "not too positive," and many of the comments are
outright hostile. "But there have been positive
reactions also," Susanne added.

Susanne has put up 40 Days for Life posters -- and a
cross-shaped display of photos of unborn babies that
her husband put together. You can see the display at:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=312

The poster says "Let me live!" Below the image of an
unborn child, there's scripture: "Harden not your
hearts."

A 4-year-old boy took great interest, so Susanne
asked his mother if the child could have a copy of
the picture. His mom agreed. Six teenagers also took
the pictures. "It certainly makes my day when small
children and teenagers see and recognize and love
these little unborn babies," Susanne said.

If you've followed any 40 Days for Life campaign
before, you may expect this report about rainy
weather to end with a rainbow. It does! Go here to
see it:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=312

Prior to their kickoff event, Amy in St. Petersburg,
Florida said it rained for two hours. "I was
receiving phone calls inquiring if the prayer vigil
would be canceled!" Right on schedule, the rain
stopped. "As the people began to arrive," Amy said,
"we were blessed with a beautiful sign from God!"

Yes, the rainbow is a sign; but so are God's people,
who faithfully answer His call.

48 posted on 10/05/2009 4:49:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 11 - October 3

 

Intention:

Pray that when those representing Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups see volunteers for 40 Days for Life, they see ambassadors of Christ, and may each volunteer be consciously aware at all times we represent Him.

Scripture:

I...beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness, and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.

-- Ephesians 4:1-2

Reflection:

When a former abortionist and post-abortive woman, Carol Everett, was asked what turned her heart from death to life in Christ, she replied, "It was unconditional love" shown by a man who prayed daily for her in front of the facility where she worked.

He told Carol that "God had sent him" because there was someone in there that God wanted out. She left 27 days later and now serves as Christ's ambassador to help others. We too have been sent by Christ as an ambassador to love unconditionally those God seeks to "get out" of their bondage and sin.

In his book, "Fishers of Men," Dr. Sumner Wemp describes what it means to be an ambassador of Christ, the King of Kings:

Pray that we each will walk worthy of the calling with which we were called!

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, we are humbled that you have called us and appointed us to be ambassadors of Christ in a world that is not our home. It is a calling much higher and grander than our finite minds can imagine.

We pray that your Holy Spirit will empower us to walk worthy of the calling. We pray that Your unconditional love will flow through us onto those who desperately need Your saving grace. In the name of Christ who is worthy, amen.

Carmen Pate
Co-host, "Point of View" Talk Show


49 posted on 10/05/2009 4:54:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Day 12 - October 4

 

Intention:

May the King of the Universe, who entered this world as a helpless infant, give us the humility to be healed.

Scripture:

My power is made perfect in weakness.

--2 Corinthians 12:9

Reflection:

The great mystery of the Humility of God is very near and dear to the mission of those serving in pro life and in a special way, post abortion ministries across this nation. For those wounded by their participation in abortion, the door to healing often feels like crossing an abyss of great fear: fear of judgment, fear of being torn apart by the pain, by self hatred and rage at those who hurt and abandoned you, and manipulated you in your time of temptation. For men in particular, entering the unknown waters of emotional vulnerability, so necessary to healing calls for a different kind of courage that feels deceptively like weakness.

The door to healing is humility. It is born in the inability to no longer control the pain, to live with the consequences of that tragic decision to reject life. The hearts cries out, "I have committed a grave offense against my Creator and I am consumed by regret, grief and sorrow!"

During these forty days let us pray for all who have participated in abortion and with love call them to healing and reconciliation. With healing these women and men can become as John Paul II proclaimed in the Gospel of Life, "the most eloquent defenders of everyone's right to life."

Jesus proclaimed, "I am the Vine, you are the branches" (John 15:5). To bear the greatest fruit, the branches must be pruned. Each level of pruning of the vine requires a deeper level of humility so that we can abandon ourselves to His will. This is not a lofty theological concept as much as it is an earthy experience of pulling weeds, tilling rocky soil, pruning and healing the vines. "If a man wishes to come after me, he must deny his very self, take up his cross, and begin to follow in my footsteps" (Matthew 16:24).

Prayer:

Lord, during these forty days, we ask that with each day of this sacred vigil, everything in us that separates us from your perfect will would be pruned from our hearts and souls. In this blessed freedom may we experience a powerful anointing of your Holy Spirit. Filled with confidence and trust may we proclaim with the mother of Jesus, "Let it be done to me, according to your Word."

Kevin Burke
Executive Director, Rachels Vineyard Ministries


50 posted on 10/05/2009 4:57:21 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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