Monday, October 08, 2007

David Bereit comes to Pennsylvania--Day 13: Audio and a Bunny...

As our family prepares to head to Scranton, Allentown,
and Reading, Pennsylvania, to join the local 40 Days
for Life vigils tomorrow, I thought you might enjoy
hearing the audio recording of the talk I delivered to
several thousand people on the Boston Common yesterday.

The talk was just over 20 minutes long, and in it I
shared some of my personal testimony about how God
brought me into the pro-life movement and how 40 Days
for Life began. The recording is posted online in
today's blog posting at: <------------------

The audio was formatted so that even if you have just a
dial-up connection you can listen to the streaming file
online, or you can download the MP3 file to listen on
an iPod or computer at your convenience.

I hope you find it encouraging!

(Once you listen, take a moment to make a blog posting
to share your thoughts and offer feedback.)

Just to let you know that everyone can make an impact
during 40 Days for Life, I had to share this message I
received from the Sacramento, California campaign:

INSPIRING NEWS: Bunny Collins, 82 years young, with
more energy than all of us, called me tonight to pray
at the 29th and B Street Planned Parenthood Vigil
EVERY NIGHT from 2:00 am to 4:00 am for the next TWO

She says, "I love it there! My time there praying is
so beautiful in those early morning hours. Peaceful,
safe (we even have a security guard provided by PP),
quiet, the stars are out, no traffic noise..."

Bunny wanted me to tell everyone, "Make sure you
bring a blanket and dress warmly. It is getting cold
out there, but I just walk real fast when I pray and
stay plenty warm!"

Bunny has a special needs daughter, runs her own
business, and is chairperson of six organizations
including our 40 Days for Life outreach effort. She
was in Auburn passing out literature most of today.

Bunny says, "Everyone can do this! If everyone does
their part, this is EASY!"

Like the Energizer bunny that keeps on going and
going... Go, Bunny, Go!!

Here's your devotional for today...

Daily Devotional by: Carmen Pate


Pray that all believers participating in 40 Days for
Life will make every effort to keep the unity of the
Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)


"And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them,
that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and
You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and
that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have
loved them as You have loved Me." -- John 17:22-23


Christ prayed that all those who would believe in Him
would be united in single purpose and spirit, just as
He and the Father were united.

The result of that kind of unity expressed in the
church would be that the watching world would know and
believe that Jesus was indeed sent from God.

What does that kind of unity look like?

Indeed, if we recognized Christ among us, would we not
be rejoicing, loving one another, submitting to one
another, yielding to one another's preferences, showing
kindness and goodness in our words and actions?

I find it convicting to consider that those who would
run to Jesus with their sins, seeking forgiveness, and
falling in love with the Savior, often run from
Christians today.

Is it because they see division and dissension instead
of unity and peace?

No doubt Christ is pleased to see the body unified and
praying together during these 40 days.

This is exactly what we see when we read about the
beginnings of the church. Both the unity and the prayer
are conspicuous, along with the results of unified

Acts 2:46-47 tells us, "So continuing daily with one
accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to
house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity
of heart, praising God and having favor with all the
people. And the Lord added to the church daily those
who were being saved."

No doubt the enemy is disheartened to see the unity in
prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil, and he will
continuously try to disrupt the bond of peace among
brothers and sisters in Christ.

Let us guard our hearts and minds, exhibiting the love
of Christ that He so graciously gives us, so that those
watching will see the love among us and know that He
must love them too!


Heavenly Father, give us grace in every situation to
work toward unity. With humility, gentleness, and
patience, may we endeavor to keep the unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace.

There are hurting men and women Lord at the crossroads
of life and death who are looking for love and peace in
their lives. May they see Christ in us and be drawn to
the abundant life that only He can give.

It is in Christ's precious name that we pray, AMEN.


Your Brother In Christ,

David Bereit
National Campaign Director
40 Days for Life
3515-B Longmire #316
College Station, TX

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