Sunday, February 18, 2018

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 5: The next 7 days


Dear Deacon John,
Tomorrow we have some inspiring news coming ... so watch your inbox! But first I have a question:
Have you found your closest 40 Days for Life campaign?
Don’t sit this one out!
Can’t go to a vigil? You can still help save a life ... and we tell you how in a new episode of the 40 Days for Life podcast.
If you haven't signed up yet, make a commitment to go out over the next 7 days. Going out and praying is what makes the difference and saves lives from abortion.
Do you have an hour over the next 7 days?
There is so much momentum! I just returned from the kickoff event in Spokane, Washington after speaking at their first campaign 10 years ago in the spring of 2008.
Kickoff events have been happening all week and we have seen great media coverage, support from clergy ... and lives saved -- a great report on that is coming tomorrow!
Today we start with a place that is not cold ... but is making a huge impact.

Phoenix, Tempe and Glendale Arizona

Three Phoenix-area campaigns joined together to start this 40 Days for Life campaign ... with help from Catholic Bishop Thomas Olmsted (center) and 40 Days for Life board chair Matt Britton (third from left).
"We had a blessed night full of encouragement and hope to lead the good fight for life," said Nancy, the Phoenix coordinator.
Jim, the leader in Tempe, said all three campaigns "were challenged to invoke the power of prayer to confront societal evils and stand in peaceful, public witness against the atrocity of abortion."
"It was a wonderful blessing to be gathered in prayer," added Lisa, the coordinator of the Glendale campaign. "Let us continue to go in prayer to end the violence of abortion knowing that the Lord is with us."


Newburgh, New York

The Newburgh team is on board for its eleventh 40 Days for Life vigil.
At the campaign kickoff, one of the Newburgh leaders said "it was a blessing to be led in prayer and hear the Word of God from Bishop Dominick Lagonegro from the Catholic archdiocese and Pastor Eric Loyd from Valley Bible Baptist Church."
Kickoff attendees were invited to "prayerfully consider coming out to pray and stand peaceful witness at Planned Parenthood."
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
Gracious and merciful Father, 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.
See today's full devotional

Have a blessed Sunday!
For life,
Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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