We heard of some exciting encounters down in Maidstone today of two potential life saving encounters today - see here for an awesome reflection. When we ask Jesus to intervene and save lives, this really does happen!
How many more lives will be saved as a result of the peaceful, prayerful witness of Christians offering healing and hope to those in need? Only God knows! By coming to the vigil- you might have a life saving encounter!
Congratulations to Isabel Vaughan Spruce for speaking so eloquently about 40 days for life on BBC WM Radio here!
Day 16 - October 13
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
"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.
Rev. John Ensor
Vice President, Heartbeat International
Pro life quote of the day:
"Our media are the streets...Abortion will end when the People of God say so. Now is the time for people of every religious and political background to join together to stop the killing. When we come out on the streets, we always win. Fewer babies die and more consciences are stirred to action, starting with our own."
~ Fr. Frank Pavone, Speaking about 40 Days for Life, 9/24/08
Pro life resource of the day: Film- Volition (great for school groups!)