Day 37: Thank you to Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene, Divine Mercy Parish, the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Allegheny County, and all of our other prayer volunteers!

40 Days for Life

Brothers and sisters:
Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the Devil.


Ephesians 6:10-
11

Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.
Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.
Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.
Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.
Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.
Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.

Scripture tells us that if we draw our strength from the Lord and His mighty power, we will be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. Sr. Lucia, visionary of Fatima who saw and heard Our Lady speak to her, said the following:

This is why we must FIGHT for marriage between a man and a woman- and we must FIGHT for the nuclear family of father, mother, and children. This is a spiritual battle…. and abortion is very closely connected to this battle. Sr. Lucia tells us to NOT BE AFRAID. So let us defend marriage, family, and life in every way we can.

Reports from the Sidewalk:

Nikki:

It started out dark and rainy but at least it was quiet and semi-peaceful for the first part of the early shift. Peggy and I were able to pray peacefully. We were happy to see Joe arrive to boost our number to three. Shortly after his arrival, it began to be difficult to pray out loud because of this funny looking machine that was working on removing the red paint in the bus lane directly across the street. The noise was deafening, and it appears that this project will be going on for much of the day today, so everyone will have to endure the noise. Thank you Lord for faithful prayer partners who are willing to sacrifice their time and come out to pray in the rain today!

P.S. Am I the only one who thinks this machine looks like the Cat and the Hat’s picker-upper machine? 

The noise couldn’t keep us away.
Faithful Peggy on her knees in the rain.
Thank you, Joe, for your early morning witness!

Judy:

Thank you to Shift Manager Judy, Chuck, Joe, Linda, and Meredith!

Lisa:

What a cold, wet, and dreary day at a cold and dreary place. But my Shift Buddy Tony and my friend Billy brought some light and warmth to the sidewalk. Thank you both for being there! Thank you also to Linda, who stayed a bit longer from the earlier shift, and to the lovely sisters, Linda and Toni, who joined us as well. I praise and thank God for each of you.

Our prayer time was mostly quiet, which was good. This has honestly been such a powerful and prayerful campaign this time for me personally. I pray that our prayers, fasting, and other sacrifices bear much fruit.

God is with us. Let us end this campaign with a spiritual surge and with NO FEAR. Come Holy Spirit!

Thank you, Billy!
Thank you to Linda, Toni, and Billy!
Thank you, Tony!

Cecilia:

It was a wet and cold day.  I’m glad I brought gloves, wore boots, and had on two hoods.  We sang the Divine Mercy Chaplet and rosaries were prayed. One young lady pulled on the door to PP and it wouldn’t open.  Praise God!  She turned and quickly walked away.  I couldn’t catch up with her.

Ever faithful Bill with his favorite sign
Shift Manager Carolyn with her husband Terry
Tom, Dolores, and Mike from Divine Mercy Parish in Pittsburgh.  Dolores told us about the wonderful website they launched… www.modernfertilitycare.org 
Check it out!  Lots of good stuff! 
Joyce, Fr Jim, and Patti from Cecilia’s church, St Joseph in Cabot.  They make sure Cecilia is never alone on her trips to PP!!

Hank:

Quiet and WET, but the faithful were there, Glenn (Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish), Larry (Ancient Order of Hibernians) and Judy along with myself.  We prayed all the mysteries of the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  We got a few thumbs-up from drivers passing by which was a great encouragement.  To God be the glory for ever and ever.

Thank you to Glenn, Larry, and Judy!

Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power.

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