Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 7: Pray for abortion workers
When we pray at a 40 Days for Life vigil, we're praying for the babies who are scheduled to be aborted, the moms ... and even the abortion facility workers.
They see the peaceful vigil every day -- on the way into the office, on
the way home at night ... and every time they look out the window.
And yesterday ... some of those workers saw a big 40 Days for Life bus
outside and heard a Silent No More testimony! More on that in a moment.
Eventually, some abortion center employees finally hear the voice of their consciences -- and the voice of God.
There have been 133 abortion workers who've had changes of heart and quit their jobs during 40 Days for Life vigils!
We stopped to pray at 40 Days for Life vigils outside several abortion locations on our trek through Rhode Island and Connecticut ... and were genuinely amazed that when the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus pulled up, abortion workers often came out to listen!
Sunshine and an eager crowd were both waiting for the UNITED statewide rally in Providence
... and we were soon joined outside Planned Parenthood by some of those
curious employees. It was wonderful to see Joanne and Eleanor once
again -- you really need to read their incredible story in Chapter 9 of
the 40 Days for Life book!
Julie from Silent No More offered her deeply personal testimony at our stop at the Cranston, Rhode Island vigil -- outside the very location she once had an abortion.
She called out to the abortionist and staff by name -- some of them had
gathered outside the building. Julie told them she prays for them ...
and asked the vigil attendees to do so as well.
By the time we reached another Planned Parenthood location in Norwich, Connecticut,
it had started clouding up. By the end of the event, the raindrops had
started to fall. It was good to remember that when God wants to see
things grow, He waters them -- including our UNITED 40 Days for Life efforts!
We wrapped up the day with a high-energy UNITED statewide rally in Danbury, Connecticut ... as an enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 people joined us along a busy street.
Linda, the director of Hopeline pregnancy center, shared the good news that when 40 Days for Life is going on, the center sees more clients, more changed minds ... and more saved lives!
It's 10 states down, 40 to go. Next up: New York City and eastern Pennsylvania!
"There are beautiful stories that happen when we get to know the workers too," said one 40 Days for Life coordinator ... [more]
"Our stories of mothers who have said 'yes' to the lives of their children have motivated many of our followers" ... [more]
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.
Lord, 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.