Day 13: Thanks to those who heard HIS call and came to the vigil today

“Thy will be done… on earth…”

When you say the “Our Father”, did you ever wonder what “Thy will be done” means for you? How do we do HIS will?  

Is God is calling you during the 40 days of Lent to make the extra effort do HIS will by going to 933 Liberty Avenue to pray in public and share HIS love with those in a crisis pregnancy, with PP workers and with all who pass by?  

In the midst of our family and work lives, maybe HE is asking for just a little bit more during Lent.  Believe me, I know going down there can make you uncomfortable.  It sure has been for me. 

It’s not for everyone. HE is not calling everybody to do this.  “Some are apostles, some prophets, some evangelists…”.  But if this is what HE wants of you, don’t let the everyday “weeds and thorns along the path” choke out your hearing HIS call and doing HIS will.  Make the effort. Don’t assume someone else will do it. It will be easier if you bring a friend or family member.  Come and pray the “Our Father” together. And remember HE is with you too.  U + God can do what you think is the impossible.  “Thy will be done”.


Here are some of the reports from today at the vigil starting with Sue 7-9 am:

“From what we could tell, the morning was workers going into Planned Parenthood. There was also a contractor going in and out of the building. The sidewalk itself was pretty quiet. Again this week, a woman stopped to tell us about the abortion she had 20-25 years ago. She said that she had forgotten about it until she came across some paperwork recently. She said that it was early in her pregnancy and requested fetal development information. We also gave her Rachel’s vineyard pamphlet and encouraged her to seek help for healing. She really emphasized the soul of her child and that she had “messed with something” that she should not have. She reflected how she believes eveyrthing in “the universe” affects each other and how her child’s life would have impacted this world. We prayed with her, asked for God’s mercy and again encouraged her to seek help through Rachel’s Vineyard.” 

Marilyn and Ginny made two hours seem short!

From Jeannie 9-11: “It was another really good morning on the sidewalk. I arrived early and parked in front of Bricolage while I got my boots and mittens on. I would like to report that not one but TWO of our faithful pro lifers came over to approach me with literature thinking that I was coming to PP!!!! We got a good laugh out of it! It was a quiet day and we were happy to be 3 sisters in Christ praying. At one point a woman rolled her window down and said “You know they sell body parts in there don’t you?  It goes to the highest bidder! ” Perhaps the truth about the abortion industry is getting out! Praise be to God.”

From Dean 11-1: “Thanks to Autumn, Caroline, and Beverly who braved the elements to pray against abortion today.
Sometimes I forget but, I remain convinced that God will provide an answer to our prayers in His time.”

From Beth 1-3: “You can’t see their faces but the ladies got the job done. When we arrived at the most notorious place in Pittsburgh, Dean mentioned that the wind was starting to gather momentum.  An hour later, we texted to say that the display was really rocking. Luckily, the next shift came and helped hold the fort. But perhaps it was the same frigid breeze that gave us a peaceful shift, few people out and very few going into PP. A true silver lining.” 


Thank you to Fr. Jeremy Mohler for praying the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the 3 PM “hour of mercy” today…may God bless you!

From Marie 3-5: “The 3 to 5 shift was cold and windy. Father Jeremy and a parishioner Arlene along with Gloria prayed the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Town was very quiet and only one individual stopped by to listen to us pray.”

From 5-7pm:

George, Bill D. and Joe B. braved the frigid cold and bitter winds to stand and pray during the final shift of the day, even though it was too windy to have any sidewalk materials and the sidewalks were empty. Thanks so much for your dedication, faithful men of God!

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  1. Tim,

    Your not just a good (and very persistent) 40DFL encourager/advocate…you’re a very wise one as well. What you said in that last paragraph of your reflection is wise counsel to everyone.


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