Day 37…Thanks to St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi Parishes, St. Mary, St. Joseph & St. Michael Parishes, Faithful Team Members & Volunteers!

Soon we will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.  There has to be a Good Friday and Jesus crucifixion before that can happen.  Jesus paid it all for us.  All to Him I owe. Sin has left a crimson stain He washed it white as snow.

When I hear “Jesus paid it all”,  I start singing the song in my head. Jesus did pay it all and we do owe Him our very lives.

Some of us can remember the exact day when we accepted Jesus as our Lord & Savior.  For others we remember when or the moment, but maybe not the exact day.  And for some of us it happened gradually.  It doesn’t matter where, when or how it happened, but that we did have that conversion and know that the Holy Spirit lives in us. 

When Jesus appeared to the disciples after His resurrection, He said:

“Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any it is withheld.

John 20:21

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

John 14:12

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

1 Cor. 15:57

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.

1 Cor. 3:17

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me. 

John 14:6

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 

John 10:10

Because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 

Romans 10:13

Because of Jesus’ death, we have been cleansed by His blood and our sins are forgiven. Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins.  It doesn’t mean we never sin again.  But when we do sin, we repent and return to Him. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we have the promise of eternal life. We live now with an eternal perspective. We have the Holy Spirit living in us. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. To God be the Glory great things He has done!

Many wonder why we go to PP to pray to end abortion where we live.  We go there because we are being obedient to Jesus.  Jesus rescued us and His Word tells us to rescue those being led to the slaughter. 

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. 

Proverbs 24:11

We go because we fear God and not man.  We want to please God and not man.  We do not fear because Jesus is with us wherever we go.  

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. 

Joshua 1:9

Not only are we praying for the moms and dads that enter the abortion facility, but the workers too.  The sin of abortion is a scourge on our nation. The blood of the innocent is running through our streets and cities.  64+ million babies have been aborted.  We cry out to God on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.  

Even though our campaign ends this Sunday, you still have time to come down to pray or join us at our closing events on Sunday at 3:30pm & 4:30pm.  We really do need all hands on deck. Time is short and it is time for every Pastor, Priest, Minister and believer to step out in faith and take a STAND in the face of the evil that is running rampant in our nation.  Many in the churches have bought the lies and are deceived.  

Father, we thank You and give You all honor, praise & glory due Your name. We thank you for your Son, Jesus, the Savior of the World. We thank you for the Holy Spirit that You live in us. Lord we pray for blinders and veils to be removed. Open the eyes and ears of the spiritually blind and deaf and let us ALL see and hear. We pray for the lost to be found.  We pray our nation repents of our societal sins; abortion, gender confusion and sexual immorality. We pray for godly leaders to be raised up in all areas of our government.  We pray for the Supreme Court case on the abortion bill.  We know You will right the wrongs in Your perfect time and way. You have already won the victory!  We speak REPENTANCE & REVIVAL over our land and world. We are believing for the Third Great Awakening. Continue to give all who call on the name of JESUS, Your wisdom, knowledge, discernment, strategy and tactic as we deal with the wolves around us.  Keep us wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.  Please give us Your courage to step out in faith remembering we only have an audience of ONE.  Help us to glorify You in all we say and do.  We ask all this in the precious name of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ; our Rock, Redeemer, Defender, Protector and Friend on who we can always depend. Amen & Amen.

“SILENCE IN THE FACE OF EVIL IS ITSELF EVIL. GOD WILL NOT HOLD US GUILTLESS. NOT TO SPEAK IS TO SPEAK. NOT TO ACT IS TO ACT.” 

Dietrich Boenhoffer

God has used music to reach me and speak to me.  I’m sharing Jeremy Camp “These Days”, Stephen McWhirter “Come Jesus Come” and Chris Tomlin “Resurrection Power” . I pray that these songs will bless you. 

Blessings For Life,

~Donna

Jeremy Camp’s “These Days”

Stephen Mcwhirter’s “Come Jesus Come”

Chris Tomlin’s “Resurrection Power”

Our true freedom is in Jesus Christ.

Read on for today’s reports…

I am sorry that I forgot to take a photo! It was just Barbara, Richard and I on a cold but bright morning. Thankfully the wind has finally died down and we were able to put all of the signage out! Also thankfully, there were not many “customers” during my shift. Mostly workers, to whom Barbara always gently reminds that she is praying for them and urges them to let us help them to find another job. It is a joy to watch her minister to passersby, many of whom now know her by name and they look forward to having her pray with them.

It was a blessing to see Beth and Conrad as they had volunteered to do a SECOND shift this week, so as not to have to cancel the 9-11 shift today. Please pray for Pastor Joe & Judy’s daughter-in-law who had emergency surgery last night for acute appendicitis. They needed to be home with the grandkids today. We have an amazingly wonderful team! Talking to Rich, the guard, this morning, he stated that he is amazed at all the love that our group gives to everyone we meet on the sidewalk. It is a beautiful witness for sure!

Nikki

Dang that tower of Babel. By the time my phone could offer help in Creole, the young woman was through those terrible double doors. 

From Haiti, she spoke and read nothing but Creole. 

Today was very busy, lots of young women who did understand English walked right in, some did take literature so there’s always hope.

 Thanks to my shift buddy, Conrad, and security guard for keeping everything peaceful.

Beth
Faithful Conrad with Our Lady of Guadelupe

It was a very cold day, one that chills you to the bone no matter how many layers you wear!  So many people walked into the clinic but we just kept doing our rosaries. We would stop to offer information, but there were no takers. One lady came out  of the clinic and I asked her if she wanted information. She said, “Information about what?” I said about pregnancy. She knew all about pregnancy. She had four kids. I wanted to say, “ What are you doing here then?” But Sam and Terry interjected and just seemed to strike up a better conversation. It is such a blessing to have prayerful people at the clinic who can find the right words at the right time. It’s a blessing from God that they speak the words that may change a heart to warmth even on a cold day!

Beth Ann

What a beautiful group of souls and such prayer warriors. Mary and I stood usually in opposite ends of the bubble to advocate. We tried to get the literature into hands of many. Many girls were going in. All decline literature. One young girl went in with no coat. I offered a card. She said “No, I’m good”. She came out a little while longer and went to the vehicle. Mary offered her a card with the same bubbly response “No, I’m good.” She went back into PP. This time her boyfriend followed her. Mary was able to get a card into his hand. He put it in his pocket and walked into PP.  He looked angry and was shaking his head. We told Larry how to recognize the couple when they came out and Mary had a Miraculous Medal that she left with Larry to give to them. After that a young woman came up and said Maggie sent her down to get diapers and wipes. I asked Carolyn and she took her up to Little Lamb for supplies. Rich, our dear guard, was uneasy and was right behind them. When she came out, she had diapers. I gave her a card with the resources, free diapers, etc., and told her about Catholic Charities on the corner of 9th and Liberty. She thanked us and headed that way. She did not share her story at that time.   God bless!

Anita
Carolyn, Eva, Diane, Patti, Anita, Helen, John and Mary

Laura and Larry prayed, and Laura had an icon of the Blessed Mother.  Very few comments from passersby, but we did wait for a couple to come out of Planned Parenthood, as per instructions from Mary, who is on the 1 to 3 shift. Mary also gave us a miraculous medal for the young man. They did come out, around 4:15, and we did give them a Miraculous Medal from Mary, and they said they decided to keep the baby! We also prayed a Rosary, and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. We also kept our eyes open for A, who was looking to connect with one of our Advocates, as she was homeless. We never did see her but we believe that’s who Carolyn helped at the end of her shift at 3:00 PM.

Larry
Larry and Laura

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