Our 40 Day Vigil is looking pretty patchy right now! We have only 240 of the 480 hours filled!
40 Days for Life is an opportunity to show the world and our God that we love Him and each other, by standing in a united, unbroken wall of prayer and Christian witness for 40 days. God is using 40 Days for Life in a powerful way! Unfortunately, unless many more people sign up, it is looking like all we may be able to muster is a weak, pitiful, broken-down wall.
If you haven’t signed up yet…or if you have signed up, but can still do more…PLEASE check out the vigil schedule HERE and then email me to sign up for as many empty hours as possible.
I understand that there is a lot of bad things happening in the world and in the Church right now, and many people are bewildered and discouraged. But, there are also a lot of exciting and good things happening as well! God is on the move and He is coming to rescue us…but we may have to endure some hard times before that happens. Stay strong in your faith and do not give up the fight for goodness and love! The truth is, if we cannot even manage to have three individuals on the sidewalk in prayer from 7am to 7pm for forty days…if there are not enough Christians in Pittsburgh that believe that God will answer the prayers of His children when they humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways…then truthfully…we do not deserve to see God end abortion. I apologize if that sounds harsh. I understand that everyone cannot do everything. There are many worthy causes that I do not participate in myself, and I know that everyone cannot come to Planned Parenthood during the 40 days to pray. I am not being critical. But there are a LOT of Christians in Pittsburgh…and surely there are 480 people who can each take just ONE hour out of 480 hours to come at pray on the sidewalk.
SO, please help if you can! And please also sign up to help us in our 40 day fast by clicking HERE.
Help spread the word at your church by using the bulletin announcement (HERE)
And make sure to join us at the KICK OFF EVENT on Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm in Synod Hall in Oakland! Rev. Adam Stump, Fr. Chris Donley and musician Katy Blythe will motivate and inspire us to begin this 40 day journey of prayer, witness and fasting! I expect to see miracles during these forty days!
May God bless you!
Your sister in Christ,
(Scroll down to see photos from the memorial service for the observance of Remembrance Day last Saturday at St. Paul Cathedral, where the lives of those who have died from abortion were honored.)
Many thanks to Charlene for organizing it and to Fr. Kris for leading the prayers! Charlene wrote:
The Blessed Virgin’s Birthday…and Remembering the Victims of Abortion who are are with their Blessed Mother in Heaven. It was a day that helps us think about why we are on the sidewalk, why we kneel, why we pray and why we sacrifice. We pray that someday, our Memorial Service will be about times past. Charlene