Our Heavenly Father…
has GREAT plans for YOU.
“And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What father among you would hand his son a snake
when he asks for a fish?
Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask him?”
In the first photo above, we see an open door. If we knock and the Lord opens up to us, I would really hope that what He opens to us is NEW and BEAUTIFUL. That is what I see in this photo. It may seem like a desert wasteland all around us, but just wait and see what happens once the Lord opens a door to us…. WOW.
May He continue to show us, through the power of His Holy Spirit, the GREAT and WONDERFUL plans He has for us as Our Father. And His plans are for ALL of us…. the abortion-minded, the post-abortive, the abortion worker…. for ALL of us. May we TRUST in His plans and be OPEN to them. May we ask… seek… knock.
Shift Manager Reports
Nikki reports from the 7-9 shift:
It was a quiet and peaceful shift this morning. I was very blessed to share the sidewalk with a wonderful group of knights from the Manordale Council in Murrysville. Thank you to Don and Dennis and the others who came! Thursday morning regular, Peg, was also there, and of course Bill stopped for a while. I don’t recall any comments, either positive or negative. I think most people are still half asleep during the early morning hours, but it was a privilege to be there! I gratefully passed the torch to Judy and Chuck when they arrived for the 9 to 11 shift. Thank you everyone, for your prayers and witnessing! We are making a difference!
Lisa K. reports from the 11-1 shift:
It was wonderful to have the St. Richard group with me to pray today… thank you, ladies!
One thing that struck me today was… how mean and angry people can be. It’s sad, really. We are there to help… to be a refuge, to be humble…. and I know that we don’t always act perfectly or say things perfectly… we might forget something important we wanted to say to someone…. there are all kinds of mistakes and imperfections, but that’s being human. It certainly shouldn’t elicit meanness or anger. But it does, continually.
I realize that much of the anger comes from people who are post-abortive, and still hurting. But I wish they would know that healing and help is available…. even for them, who might think it’s “too late” for them, since they’ve already had abortions. But God knows their situations perfectly. He always shows up right on time. His healing has no expiration date.
I pray for all of the hurting men and women out there who haven’t yet accepted God’s healing. Perhaps they will have the inspiration to ask, seek, and knock… as we read about in the passage above.
Carolyn and Terry report from the 1-3 shift:
I told Carolyn today that I was so sorry that I FORGOT to post her report and photos from last Thursday! So I’ll post them today:
First, Carolyn said about last week’s shift:
It was very rainy, we had a group of prayer warriors from Lutherans for Life.
Then, she added a few photos:
And now for THIS week’s photos from Carolyn… 🙂
Rick reports from the 5-7 shift:
The Thursday 5-7 PM shift was prayerful and peaceful. I would like to especially thank Johanna from St. Peters Church, Mike from the Greek Orthodox faith community, Tim from St. Maurice Church, and the faithful parishioners from the Reformed Church in Penn Hills, for their prayers and witness on behalf of unborn children and pregnant mothers in need. May the peace and love of Christ be with all the vulnerable and defenseless, and may the hearts of all come to cherish God’s precious gift of Life!