Saturday, September 29, 2007

Day 3: your prayers are working!

More praise reports keep coming in about lives saved
during the first two days of 40 Days for Life!

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a woman went into the abortion
facility intending to make her appointment for an
abortion. She was brought there by her friend who did
not want her to do it. The friend was asked to leave
the clinic when the abortion workers heard she was not
in favor of the abortion.

The friend found herself outside on the sidewalk
talking with a sidewalk counselor and about eight 40
Days for Life volunteers. They prayed together for the
woman who was in the facility for the abortion.

The friend then asked for information and ideas on how
to talk the other woman out of what she intended to do.
The volunteers gave her multiple sources of help and
information, and she went inside.

The woman who had planned on the abortion came out of
the clinic and said it was "creepy" inside and that the
workers did not offer her any help at all.

She decided to let her child live. Praise God!

You can also read the moving story of a life saved
through the prayers and faithful efforts of 40 Days for
Life volunteers in Fargo, North Dakota:

Additionally, I've gotten e-mails about several
different abortion facilities being closed and not
performing abortions on their normally scheduled days
in cities that are conducting 40 Days for Life.

The news also just broke about the closure of a filthy,
run-down abortion facility in Atlantic City, NJ, called
Alternatives. This was not a 40 Days for Life location,
but I don't believe it's any coincidence that the
facility went out of business and the abortionist
surrendered his license during 40 Days for Life.

And the Aurora, Illinois, Planned Parenthood abortion
facility is STILL closed, on day 50 of their local 40
Days for Life effort!

God is working in a mighty way throughout America, and
I'm thrilled that each of us have this opportunity to
join Him in His work!

Here's the devotional for Day 3...

Daily Devotional by: Carmen Pate


"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of
whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained
mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all
longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to
believe on Him for everlasting life."
-- 1 Timothy 1:15b-16


As a post-abortive woman, I (Carmen Pate) made this my
life verse following my brokenness before the Lord and
the receiving of His forgiveness.

This verse is a reminder to me that I must never waste
God's mercy towards me, but instead allow Him to use me
as an example of His love, His patience, and His
amazing grace.

The Apostle Paul was the first to identify himself as
the "chief of sinners." Certainly, it is easy for us to
point to his record of sins and understand why he would
claim this label as his own.

We may wonder silently if it might more appropriately
be the label for the abortionist inside the clinic, or
the Planned Parenthood counselors, or the NARAL
activists. But God who knows your heart may be nudging
you right now asking, "What about you"?

Paul spells out the case for all of us when he writes,
"Once you were dead because of your disobedience. But
God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much that
even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave
us life when he raised Christ from the dead. It is only
by God's grace that you have been saved. So, God can
point to us in all future ages as examples of the
incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us
shown in all He has done for us who are united with
Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 2: 1, 4-5, 7 NLT)

Truly, we are all trophies of His grace. May we live
worthy of the honor He has given us to be heirs in
Christ Jesus.


Heavenly Father, the Lord Our Righteousness, may we be
ever mindful of your amazing grace in each of our lives
that allows us access to Your throne. You deem us
worthy only because of the sacrifice of your precious
Son, Jesus Christ, and our acknowledgment of His saving

May Your love that drew us to Yourself, be evident as
we love others. Expose any area of pride that would
keep us from reaching out in kindness to hurting
hearts. Cleanse us Lord, and prepare our hearts to
gather more trophies for your kingdom.

In Christ's name we pray, AMEN.


Action item for today:

Ask your friends, family members, and fellow believers
to join you in prayer during 40 Days for Life.
Encourage them to visit
and sign up for the updates.

The more people who are praying together, the more
miraculous stories we'll be hearing about!

Your Brother In Christ,

David Bereit
National Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

3515-B Longmire #316
College Station, TX

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