Did you ever wonder why you get the call inside your heart to protect the unborn from abortion? Why you are drawn to go down to the abortion mill to help save lives through you prayer and presence?
It’s not for everyone. And it’s not easy. As the expression goes “if it were easy God wouldn’t need you”.
We all have our unique talents and calling. I’m guessing that since you are reading this, you were chosen to be a witness for life and to stand up for the unborn. You were called to be an evangelist. This is God’s will for you. And the bonus for you (us) is that when we answer the call and do his will, we find true peace and joy. Real happiness.
As St Paul said “ He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists…”
So if you are being called to be an evangelist, it’s time to do HIS will for you. Come back to the vigil if you haven’t already signed up, consider coming down more than once if you can and perhaps reach out to a friend or family member who might also be hearing the call but doesn’t know how to answer it. Share the joy.
Sign up or just show up and revel in true peace and joy.
Here are reports from today’s Vigil:
From Sue 7-9 am:
7am-9am shift was a downpour. 1st time I have had a shift with pouring down rain, Rose made reference to each rain drop being a baptism! Myself, Rose, Larry and first time vigil participant Brendan said all 4 mysteries of the rosary as well as a Divine Mercy. Thao stood on the other side and prayed. We really didn’t engage any people passing by becuase of the weather. It was nice to kind of draw into my poncho and concentrate on praying without interruption! It slowed down after about an hour as Diane said it would and pretty much stopped when the 9am shift came! Thanks, Sue
Here is from Ginny 9-11 am:
The rush-hour traffic with all the rain slowed me down and I felt bad I was 10 minutes late but Maryanne was there taking care of things thank God
There were over a dozen people from Saint Alexis and Saint Alphonsus Church
What a blessing to have so many people praying with us today
Brandon had moved to the Pittsburgh area just a month ago he belongs to Saint Paul Parish and he came over to join our 40 days
Another blessing God has sent us
From Donna 11-1 pm:
Diane and I got there for our first shift this campaign and thankfully the rain had stopped. Thank you to all the prayer warriors that came from St. Sebastian, St. Alexis, St. Alphonsus, St. Anne’s and St. Bernard’s; Vince, Dick, Claudia, Beth Ann, Keith, Bob, Carol & Dave. And I apologize for any names I may have missed and for not taking more pictures! The good comments outweighed the bad today. Thanks be to God! We had a few “thank you’s, thank you for your service, God bless you” and a bus driver stopped, beeped and gave us a thumbs up! We had two homeless veterans stop by and we tried to direct them where they could get help, the VA hospital, Shepherds Heart, Catholic Charities. The one gentlemen was wanting to complain. I told him we would pray for him, so Vince, Diane and I did. Things seemed to quiet down and Ingrid joined us from St. Anne’s in Castle Shannon. She prayed the rosary. Sheila from St Bernard’s came early for her shift and joined Ingrid. There were two women that came out of PP and I offered them a card and they handed me a brochure on Stigma-free affordable Therapy. Interesting!
One of our prayers today was, “God help us to be faithful”. It’s not easy to stand, pray and witness but God will use our obedience for His good and His glory.
May all who walk by us at Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh be blessed and may they come to know the love of our Heavenly Father. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. Blessings For Life, Donna
From Beth S. 1-3 pm
Three amigos, Shelia, my sister Rose and I kept the vigil going today amid warm breezes and, for the most part, friendly Steeler fans. PP had people going in and coming out but we didn’t discern many abortion-minded women or couples. Not much in the way of conversations or questioning, just lots of football fans crowding the sidewalk. May all our vigil shifts be as peaceful.
From Marie 3-5 pm:
This was a quiet shift so Pete and had a lot if time to pray. At the end someone from Catholic Charities joined us.