Although the vigil was cancelled today because of thunderstorms early this morning, and predicted thunderstorms throughout the day, the weather is looking pretty nice this afternoon! So, if any prayer warriors venture to Planned Parenthood today, feel free to send me photos and pictures and I will post them here. Sue D. was our 7-9am shift manager, and although she didn’t go to the vigil to pray, she still used that time to pray for an end to abortion. Here is her report:
I am happy to report that Day 1 of our 40 Days for Life Vigil has not been “cancelled”, oh no…the battlefield was simply moved. Moved to our Churches and to our Homes. I got the notice this morning before heading out to begin the first shift of our 40 Days for Life that we will not start today due to the threat of severe weather. But the thing is, we did start! Fr Rudolph spent his committed time slot at his church praying and I used my 2-hour time slot in a similar way. I did some praying at home and then went to church for the second hour.
I have recently come to learn about the Chaplet of the Holy Face and that it is powerful during times of intense spiritual warfare, which we all understand we are in at this moment in time! The chaplet honors five senses of Jesus….touch, hearing, sight, smell and taste. I plan to use it during this Lenten campaign since it also ties into the Passion and Veronica’s Veil. Also, the opening prayer for the Mass I was able to attend (since I was not on Liberty Avenue) was as follows: “Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.”