Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DAY 14: Prayer request


Dear Deacon,

I have an urgent prayer request below but first ...

... we are seeing a huge impact this spring on the on
abortion center employees.

Stories across the board continue to pour in about the
peaceful vigil’s impact on abortion center employees.

In one case, someone who arrived to apply for a job ...
and did not realize that Planned Parenthood does

In another case, abortion centers are cutting hours.

Here's my urgent prayer request ... plus an exciting
look at several locations where prayer is having a
HUGE impact!


I'd like to ask you to keep one particular 40 Days for
Life campaign in prayer. Because of the nature of this
situation, I'm not going to disclose the location.

The bottom line is that a key employee at an abortion
center wants out. The 40 Days for Life vigil volunteers
are helping, so please pray for this situation.

If this employee leaves, then it's quite possible that
another key person may also quit. And if THAT happens --
well, the volunteer says the center might not be able
to keep operating with both of them gone.

"God is working miracles through this campaign," said
the volunteer. Please pray for these employees!


One of the vigil participants in San Antonio noticed a
woman who got out of her car in the Planned Parenthood
parking lot.

"She looked to be business oriented," said the
volunteer. "I called out to her and she smiled and
came to the sidewalk." The woman said she was there
for a job interview.

"I asked her if she knew they performed abortions here
-- and she said that she did not."

The volunteer told her about the legal situations
Planned Parenthood is in right now. "I also told her
how our local Coalition for Life could help her locate
other clinics where she might apply for work."

A bit later, the woman returned to her car. "She had
turned down the interview and gave us a wave," the
40 Days for Life participant said. "We are changing
hearts and minds!"


As volunteers continue to pray outside a Planned
Parenthood abortion center in Waco, the local team
there has learned that two other regional Planned
Parenthood offices have closed -- at least temporarily.

"With all the bad news facing Planned Parenthood locally
and nationally," said John in Waco, "I suspect this will
be a long temporary closure."

Planned Parenthood opened these centers in the past few
years with a lot of publicity and fanfare. Abortions are
not done there, but they do refer women to the office in
Waco where the 40 Days for Life vigil is in progress.

"We pray during 40 Days for Life," said John, "that
Planned Parenthood's abortion facility in Waco will close."


40 Days for Life volunteers in Lincoln hope today sees
a repeat of what happened last Tuesday.

"Tuesdays are the only day that Planned Parenthood of
Lincoln does surgical abortions," Sheila said. in a note
she posted on the 40 Days for Life blog.

But last Tuesday, the abortion total was ZERO!

"We do not know why," she said, but none were scheduled.

"We are blessed that God has chosen to reveal these
fruits," wrote Sheila.

"Truly our prayers are saving lives."

Today's devotional is from Rev. John Ensor of

Heartbeat International.


Pray for the mothers going into pregnancy help centers.
The personal care, the free ultrasound, the ongoing
practical help is designed to deliver them from those
who profit in shedding innocent blood.


Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.

-- Matthew 11:28

REFLECTION by Rev. John Ensor, Heartbeat International

"You have twins. That will be another $350." She did
not speak English. But she finally understood that
they were telling her to go get more money and return
for her abortion.

She had already given them her rent money. But they
were not about to give her a two-for-one deal. They
told her to get dressed and return with more cash.

A couple, who was praying outside, comforted her.
They brought her to their local pregnancy help center.

The staff quickly saw that her personal circumstances
were so desperate, and immediate, that they would need
direct and ongoing help from local Christians and
churches. They started making calls.

Then they did the ultrasound. It showed there was only
one baby, not two. This abandoned, immigrant, powerless
mother was being exploited. She would do whatever she
was told. Who would know? Who would care?

God calls us to "Rescue the weak and the needy; and
deliver them from the hand of the wicked" (Psalm 82:4).

When you provide an alternative to abortion you are
not only rescuing innocent babies, you are delivering
mothers from the wicked: those who profit in the
shedding of innocent blood. Pray for those who rescue
and deliver daily at your local pregnancy help center.


Father, hear our prayer! Snatch desperate mothers from
the fire. Bring them out of our abortion businesses
and into our pregnancy help centers. Deliver them from
evil. Use us to help them chose life and see your hand
of provision.


To download today's devotional as a formatted,
printable PDF to share with friends:


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Yours for Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

PS: How is God providing blessings for the 40 Days
for Life campaign in your community? Please let
everyone know by posting a reply on today's blog:


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