Monday is a good day during a 40 Days for Life campaign!
Every Monday we'll share the number of babies saved from abortion in response to YOUR prayers.
Five days in, we know of 52 moms who have chosen life!
A sidewalk counselor in Downers Grove, Illinois told a woman about abortion alternatives as she arrived at her abortion appointment.
The family--mother, father, and a toddler--entered the facility anyway.
But not for long! An hour later, the family came back out, smiling and sharing that they decided to keep their 6-week-old baby.
"This afternoon came the news we were praying for," said Caron, the local leader. "A baby was saved from abortion!"
The abortion facility staff members were NOT happy. They called the police on 40 Days for Life participants, accusing them of trespassing.
But when law enforcement officers reviewed surveillance videos, they found no violations.
"The counselor then informed the police that a baby had just been saved, and the officers smiled!" Caron said. "Praise the Lord! All those praying at the clinic were rejoicing!"
Courtney is leading her first vigil, and she's off to a hot start in the Music City.
Not only did Nashville host its largest kickoff event ever, but the vigil saved 3 babies in the campaign's first 2 days!
Like in Downers Grove, the police showed up...and just like in Downers Grove, there was no problem. "They were so nice!" Courtney said, adding, "Next campaign, I'm filing a permit to block the street [for our kickoff event]."
Vigil participants in Denver met a woman coming to Planned Parenthood for an abortion because her child's father was unemployed.
But Denver campaign leader Maria Elisa said the offer of support from on-site prayer warriors changed their minds, and they chose life!
"We are looking forward to helping them find a job," said Maria Elisa. "They left with a hopeful heart that they are not alone--and they are right because our Lord and we are here for them."
Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny. Help us to repent daily, and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and sacrificially.
If you haven't been able to join us yet, don't forget to look for the 40 Days for Life vigil nearest you: