More than 175 people came to pray outside Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville ? twice the crowd the local team was expecting.

?We opted to put the day in God?s hands,? said Amie, one of the local leaders, ?and we stood back and witnessed God?s work. Our sidewalk was overflowing.

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh Catholic diocese was on hand to lead prayer. He reminded volunteers of a gospel passage, that even with faith the size of a mustard seed, God can hear your prayers and accomplish great things.

The bishop also recalled an abortion center that had closed in another city after many years of prayer. The former abortion property is now a garden in memory of the unborn who died there. The volunteers, he said, should be encouraged as they stand for the children in a spirit of loving mercy.

?I did notice that during the event, the road response seemed a little more vile than usual,? Amie said. ?But after all, three priests and a minister were in our group and perhaps Satan was feeling a bit uncomfortable.?



With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.