Day 26: Thanks to Divine Mercy Parish, Sisters of the Holy Spirit, our wonderful team members, and all who joined us in prayer!

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has asked us all to pray for the defeat of a pro-abortion amendment to Ohio’s constitution. Bishop Burbidge also encourages us to seek the intercession of St. John Paul II for this important cause, since today is the feast day of the Pope who so beautifully defended the sanctity of life.

On November 7, Ohioans will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow for abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. The tragic effects of this would not be limited to Ohio; it would likely motivate pro-abortion legislators around the country to push abortion further in their own states.

If you are eligible to vote in Ohio, please vote NO on Issue 1. And regardless of where you live, please keep this in your prayers. I am very grateful for your commitment to protecting God’s precious gift of human life.

Ever-living God, you give life and desire a future for all your children. Take hold of our nation, state, and community and awaken in every heart awe for the gift of life. Send your Spirit to strengthen us with wisdom and fortitude as we defend mothers and children in Ohio from laws that disregard their health and safety.

Mary and Joseph trusted in you and welcomed Jesus into our broken world. Father, we ask their intercession to protect the preborn and their mothers, and to guide all parents in raising their children. May they help us build a civilization of love by upholding the sacredness of life, preserving parental rights, and accompanying pregnant women in need. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady, Mother of the Family, pray for us!

St. Joseph, Protector of the Unborn, pray for us!

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge


As a reminder, as this new week begins praying in front of PP, the Sisters of the Holy Spirit surround you in daily prayer. Blessings upon all the participants this week.
Stay safe and warm as you defend the babies and help the moms.

Sr. Jolenta and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit

Stories from the Sidewalk

Marie, Jen, Vince, and Rich

Vince, Marie, and Rich faithfully prayed for the end of abortion this morning as activity on the street and sidewalk bustled around us–unusual for a Sunday morning. So grateful for their presence today!


Marie, Pat, Ken, Vince, and Rich

A mostly quiet Sunday on Liberty Avenue with just a few negative shaking heads but no comments. Rich stayed over from the previous shift for the first hour with me and Pat and Marie also stayed for a bit. The alleyway below the gyro shop is becoming a homeless hangout and there was a pretty raucous crowd there for part of our shift. We prayed that those who have scheduled appointments at the killing center this coming week would have a change of heart and cancel. Mike showed up early for the next shift and he brought a very joyful presence, greeting everyone that passed. Kathy joined us at 11 to stand with Mike, and it is always nice when the relief shift arrives on a chilly day. What a gift to life and love are the many 40 Days witnesses that I have met these years on the sidewalk. And as in every report, at this time on Sunday, our city was blessed with the faithful who walk the streets downtown praying for peace, conversion, and an end to abortion.


Christina, Lauren, Kathy, and Mike

Mike and I prayed and networked during the first hour. Only God can put together pro-life puzzle pieces for His use. Some sidewalk traffic…one young man looked at models as he walked by, looked at Mike, looked at me, looked at PP, and plainly said, “Let them live.” Simple but profound! Lauren and Christina joined us in the second hour, bringing new warmth: hand warmers. The security guard was highly visible.


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