Day 2…Thanks to Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene, St. Francis of Assisi & St. Clare of Assisi Parish & many dedicated team members and volunteers!

Even though this is only Day 2 of our 40 Days For Life Campaign, many of you have been doing this for a long time.  If I’m not mistaken this is Nikki’s 24th campaign.  Thank you Nikki and all who have been standing in faith to pray to end abortion where we live.  Your faith and commitment inspire us to continue and to never give up. We trust that God will right this wrong in His perfect timing and His perfect way. 

Thank you to all who volunteer for 40 Days For Life.  You are amazing and God will bless your “yes”. There are many blessings on the sidewalk! Intercessory prayer is powerful. May God be pleased with our prayers and fasting. 

God you are Sovereign and in control.  We believe our prayers will be answered and You will end abortion where we live.  We trust in only You Lord.  Your ways and plans are perfect.  You will right every wrong. Your Word says in Psalm 37:10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place. he will not be there. We trust in Your promises.  Lord we ask you to help us to persevere and give us Your strength knowing You are with us wherever we go. (Joshua 1:9 & Deuteronomy 31:6) Thank you for helping us to endure.  Thank you for the babies that will be saved this campaign.  We thank You for Your hedge of protection around us. Father we praise you and glorify your name.  We are grateful for your faithful servants on the front lines standing against this horrific evil that happens in our city, country and around the world.  Lord we lay this campaign at your feet. Have your way Lord.  Forgive us for the times we were silent in the face of evil. We pray for all those who work in the abortion facilities; doctors, nurses, volunteers, escorts, security guards.  We pray that they would repent of their involvement in the sin of abortion.  We pray for their salvation and that they would turn from their wicked ways. Father forgive them for they know not what they do. We pray for all prayer warriors on the sidewalk that You would give us holy boldness to speak your truth in love. Lord help us to combat the lies with your Word and truth.  Let us be the salt and light You need us to be for such a time as this.  We declare that revival and reformation will break out in our land and in our world.  We look to You for the healing of our land.  We ask all this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

~Donna

Faithful Anthony and Barbara

Even though Thursday mornings are my “regular” shift that I am blessed to share it with wonderful Barbara and Richard all year-round, it seemed extra special today, knowing that the sidewalk would be covered in prayer all day until 5:00. Thank God for 40 Days for Life! It truly is a light to our hurting and dark world. It was very busy at the abortion clinic, with so many couples entering that I lost count. Anthony was there in his wheelchair…God bless him for his dedication…and we prayed the rosary together, while I also offered alternatives to abortion to those going in. Barbara cheerfully greeted all passerby’s with a “God bless you”, and gently reminded all the workers going in that she was praying for them and directed them to go to abortionworker.com to find help getting out. May a life be saved today, and a soul turn back to God, whether we ever find out about it or not.

Nikki
Faithful Pastor Joe & Judy, even though Pastor is recovering from surgery and not feeling well, he still came out on this cold morning!

Pastor Joe and Judy came from Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene. There was already a lot of activity going on when we got there. There was a steady stream of people coming and going from PP the entire shift. No one was receptive to being approached. The spiritual oppression was very evident today. I sensed the need for constant prayer. It was heartbreaking to see several sets of what looked like mom/daughter duos. We prayed for God’s healing and restoration in the lives of those making wrong decisions today. And especially for the employees at PP, that the veil of deception would be removed and they would walk out of darkness and into the Light. Lord, hear our prayers in Jesus name.

Judy

This was a day of many women and men entering the PP clinic, which is very unfortunate.  As we prayed outside of PP though, many passersby were positive with our presence. One man with his child told us that he was an inch away from aborting his child. He thanks God that he did not and so did we!  Another couple passed by to talk and take some free offerings and asked us for rosaries.  We unfortunately did not have any to give today, but I will make sure I do next week.  As they were leaving, the woman pulled up her shirt and showed that she was carrying his baby. She was so proud to keep the child too!  What a beautiful sign.

Finally a third man stopped to talk with us. He said he was against abortion but had one question.  He asked the question we have been asked so many times.  What do you do if a 15 year old girl was raped and she has no place to go.  We said that Pittsburgh offers places to go and that is why we stand here to show her the help that is available. He suggested that it might be better for the girl to just get rid of the child. We told him that a second crime (killing the baby) does not take away the first one (rape), it does not provide solace to a victum of rape and continuing the pregnancy may have healing effects that help the rape victim in the long run.  There are many couples who long for babies and they will take care of the child. The conversation allowed us to tell him that there are at least two places in Pittsburgh that help victims of abuse and sex trafficking, Gift of Mary and Refuge for Women.  In fact sex trafficking is occurring a lot in Pittsburgh and those trafficked women are brought to PP to abort the babies. We ended the conversation by encouraging him to investigate the origins of PP and  Margaert Sanger to see what PP is really about and how it started.  We hope that we changed his heart in this one area of concern and pray that he helps others to see the real reason PP exists, which is not to truly help women  in need.

Beth Ann
Anita, Patti, Eva and Fr. Jim, as they headed to PP for their shift today…

Slight last minute change of plans for our first shift.  Anita, our friend from All Saints and who is a rock for Life with her leadership with LifePac and PCUC, offered to drive.  So Fr Jim was able to go as a passenger along with Patti and Eva from our St Francis Parish.  This was Eva’s first time.  Since she heard the call today, I took it as a sign that I should stay back.  The car would have been crowded plus it allows more time for my knee to heal.  Walking and standing for long would have been a challenge. So I would have taken a chair.  We just finished up our Eucharistic Revival study today so I decided my time would be best served in church in front of the tabernacle while they are gone.  I know that regulars Carolyn, Fr Jim, Patti, and now Ed will be able to manage the shift and fill the time with much needed prayer.

May the Lord bless their travels and time on the sidewalk.  Praying for hearts to be changed and lives saved…

Cil

Carolyn, her daughter Karen, Eva, Patti, Father Jim and myself  braved the wind and the rain today as we prayed outside of Planned Parenthood. 

Carolyn and I attempted to minister as sidewalk advocates. A few couples took literature and a rose. 

The majority of the those that were going in and coming out would not take anything. 

A few people blessed themselves as they walked by in front of us.  It helps to have a priest present. 

Also, a few young men went into Planned Parenthood. They are doing transgender therapy. We need some literature to hand out for help for those folks too. 

God Bless. 

Anita

Eva, who attended for her first time, wanted to share this with us…

Anita handed a card to a young couple that came out of PP.  When they passed by Eva she noticed her face and got the feeling that the woman was undecided and unsure what she should do.  This brought tears to her eyes as she couldn’t imagine what situation this woman must be in to make a decision to kill her child. She wondered what her story was.  It was a call to keep praying.

Eva said that she would go again. It’s a good thing to do for Lent…to step out of her comfort zone.  We were glad she made the last minute decision to come today!

Eva

3 to 5 shift report, sorry, I forgot to take a picture! Pete, Barb and Larry were there from 3 to 5. We were able to pray the chaplet of divine mercy at 3 o’clock, and we prayed the rosary at 4 o’clock. We saw about three ladies go into Planned Parenthood. One of them came right back out a few minutes later while her male counterpart waited outside in a car. a homeless man came by and chatted with us, and several positive comments from passerby. We got a few sprinkles, but for the most part, the rain held back.

Larry

3 thoughts on “Day 2…Thanks to Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene, St. Francis of Assisi & St. Clare of Assisi Parish & many dedicated team members and volunteers!”

  1. The Sisters of the Holy Spirit will be praying for all participating in 40 Days for life, for their safety and that their presence at PP be fruitful! God bless you!
    Sr. Jolenta

    1. Thank you so much for praying for us Dear Sister Jolenta and all the Sisters of the Holy Spirit! We are so grateful for your prayers!!!

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