Friday, 28 October 2011

DAY 18: Beautiful encounters every day!

40 days for life London
Autumn 2011

Great seeds are being sown during our vigil!

These will flower, blossoming to transform the culture of death into a culture of life!

x 2 unconfirmed turnarounds today with some incredible beautiful encounters of hope

x 1 mention on a very popular blog

x 2 great stories from Maidstone and Leeds of unconfirmed turnarounds from other vigils this week

x 2 enquiries- one from Israel and one from Zambia about doing a campaign next Spring

x 1 pro life youth conference sold out and ready to inspire next generation of young people about life and love

x 1 very angry cyclist

x 8 enthusiastic seminarians 

please pray for all those in crisis pregnancies that they may choose life for their babies.

please come to the half way event - FREE DVD. FREE FOOD.
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Day 18 - October 15

We pray for a flowering of the joy of parenthood.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
-- Psalm 127:3-5
I still vividly remember the day my first child was born. As she came into the world I gazed upon the most beautiful little baby I'd ever seen. Later I was driving home from the hospital for a shower and a fresh change of clothes when a song came on the radio, "The Men in My Little Girl's Life" -- a ballad about being a father as he watches his daughter grow through childhood to womanhood. I wept as I listened, knowing those years would go by very fast... and they did.
Being a father, whenever I read the Psalm quoted above I'm always captivated by one word - "heritage." It basically means "something passed down from a preceding generation." That little girl I watched being born and wept for is not mine to give to God like a product of our fertility, but rather His, which he has entrusted to us. So are all her siblings.
My wife and I share a great treasure: precious lives, which are placed in our lineage that His life with us might be perpetuated. To the psalmist, this was a blessing from the Lawgiver, God Himself, who blessed Israel with another generation intended to continue their covenantal promise. For us in Christ, it is his gift of succeeding generations for His Church and her families.
These days I'm looking upon my grandchildren, and rejoicing that my children and their spouses will pass on the greatness of Christ's gospel to them and thus will continue the work of God in the world. What a blessing. What a heritage!
Heavenly Father, please keep me from taking for granted the gift of children. Help us to remember this heritage that you have given us. Make us faithful stewards of these precious lives, that each generation might be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Randolph Sly
National Pro-life Religious Council

Pro life article/video of the day:

That baby is broken by Abby Johnson:

Pro life quote of the day:
"The domestication of abortion has made it tragically commonplace, so much so that we seem to have lost our ability to be outraged by it. How is it that even we who oppose abortion are not more overwhelmed by the fact that it is legal... to tear apart the tiny bodies of helpless unborn children?"
-- Michael Spielman  

Pro life resource of the day:
Smartphone ultrasound system:

Thanks so much for your support!
40 days for life London Committee

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