Friday, March 13, 2009

40 DAYS for Life is back!!!

GOD IS MOVING FRIENDS!!  Here is the update from today.  And OUR city is featured.

I'm hearing GREAT stories about the impact from
Tuesday's "Silent No More Awareness Day" at many of
the 40 Days for Life vigils!

Women -- and men -- who've experienced abortion
stepped forward with signs reading "I regret my
abortion" and "I regret lost fatherhood."

It's an important step towards showing that there IS
healing after abortion and there IS redemption in the
merciful grace of Jesus Christ.

In Charlotte, North Carolina a number of people shared
their stories. "It was one of the most special times
of prayer that I have ever experienced," said Katherine
Hearn, one of the local leaders in Charlotte.

"Of those that came," she said, "some had never been
to an abortion clinic to pray and some had never
publicly acknowledged their past abortion. One of
those that came to stand and hold her sign had never
told her son about this previous abortion; this
gathering provided that opportunity."

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The vigil participants gathered for prayer, sang
"Amazing Grace" and concluded with the Lord's Prayer.
"I realized what a gift this day was for all of us,"
Katherine added.

A similar event in Indianapolis featured the testimony
of Alveda King -- the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.
-- who now works as a pastoral associate for Priests
for Life.

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"She was among six women and three men who proclaimed
-- outside the largest abortion center in Indiana --
that they would be silent no more," said local 40 Days
for Life coordinator Eileen Hartman.

Silent No More Awareness Day in Toccoa, Georgia
attracted the local media. Andrea spoke to a TV
reporter "who had seen the women holding the signs and
was glad to see women who wanted to help others, not
just those who oppose abortion, standing out as a
witness," Andrea explained.

She added, "We have seen the station vehicle go by
many times and we'd taken the 40 days info to the
station before we began with no response until now!
How awesome is our God!"

The need for post-abortion healing increases every
day, but so does the invitation for hope and healing
after the abortion.

Janet in Augusta, Maine asks for prayers for two young
women who spoke to 40 Days for Life vigil
participants. One of the girls said she'd had an
abortion. She said she would not have been able to
take care of the baby because she couldn't even take
care of herself.

"We told her we are not there to condemn her and God
loves her. There are many families that would love to
adopt children and this is an option," Janet said.

After staying just very briefly, the girl turned to
her friend and said, "I can't handle this right now.
We need to go."

"She was very upset," Janet noted. "She needs the type
of comfort and healing that only the Lord can provide.
Please pray for her."

Today's devotional was prepared for you by Fr. Frank
Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life...


Pray that we choose to trust God to bring an end to
abortion soon, no matter how impossible that may seem
to others.


The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me
out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle
of a valley; it was full of bones.

He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great
many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were
very dry.

He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I
said, "O Sovereign Lord, you alone know."

-- Ezekiel 37:1-3

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